If you need to hire a roofer to repair or replace the roof on your SWFL home, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. For example, you’ll want to make a mental note that not all roofers are like. Some specialize in commercial roofing, some specialize in residential roofing, and not all roofing contractors are experienced in working with the type of materials that you have atop your home. Second, you’ll want to remember that the company that provides you with the cheapest bid may not be the best company for the job.

If you’ve never needed to vet roofing contractors before (or it’s been years since you’ve last done it), be sure to ask each potential candidate the following questions.

How long has your company been in business?

This is an important question to ask because you’ll want to know how much experience the roofing contractor has. For example, if a company has been in business for a long time and they have lots of favorable online reviews, they’re probably a safe bet.  Are we saying that you shouldn’t go with a newer company? No—but it depends on their credentials. A newer company that’s owned and operated by someone who has years of experience in the industry is one thing. A newer company that was started by someone who spent two summers working a roofer when they were in college, is another.

How much experience do you have completing jobs like mine?

Do you need help repairing or replacing a tile roofing system? If so, you’ll want to hire a company that understands how to work with these types of materials. If the contractor you’re speaking with doesn’t have a lot of experience in working with the type of roofing system you have, it’s OK to hang up and call someone else.

Can you provide me with a written estimate?

Licensed, reputable roofing contractors will always provide potential clients with a written estimate. The estimate should include information about labor and materials costs, the company’s address, contact information, and website. If John Doe roofer gives you an estimate that’s written on notebook paper, he probably isn’t licensed or insured.

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If you need help with roof repair in Naples FL, roof repair in Bonita Springs FL, or roof repair in SWFL, we can help. Call Kleinberger Corporation today to speak with a customer care agent in your area.