If you’re on the Internet and you’re searching the phrase “roofing companies near me,” you’re bound to find dozens of local listings. Consequently, the larger question is now to sort the good contractors from the not-so-good contractors. For this blog, we’ve put together a list of a few of the things you should look for.

If they’re not listed in “roofing companies near me” results, and they come knocking at your door, this is a bad sign

Reputable contractors have an online presence. They have web pages, one or more social media pages, and they should have a stack of online reviews. Think about it, in the modern day of business, do you know of any company that doesn’t have a website? If they don’t, how can their customers find them?

Unlicensed contractors, on the other hand, don’t have an online presence for a reason. First, if they don’t complete (or start) the work, you won’t be able to locate them. You also won’t have too much information about the company (or the workers) should you try to file a claim against them. If they don’t have a website, a social media presence, and they try to change the subject when you ask about their licensing and insurance information, these are all big red flags. Do not, we repeat, do not hire this company.

If they have a lot of positive reviews, you’ll likely have a good experience with them

Online reviews are the new word-of-mouth reviews. If the company you’re considering has a lot of positive comments, and their past clients have lots of good things to say about them, you’ll likely be in good hands. Be sure to check out the dates of the reviews- are the reviews recent, or are they 5 years old? We’re by no means saying that older reviews aren’t valuable, but you’ll also want to check out what clients have said about the company recently.

Final thoughts

Needing to hire contractors, regardless as to whether you need help with a remodel, a rebuild, or help with roof repair or replacement, can be stressful. The best thing to do is to take your time, do your research, and interview several different companies. For more information about how to choose the best contractors for your job, we’re happy to help. Call Kleinberger Corporation today to get started.