No one likes to have to hire a contractor. Having your home worked on can be extremely disruptive, and there’s always some back-of-the-mind concerns that the company you choose was not the best one for the job. If you’ve come to the decision that it’s time to hire a roofer, below are just a few of the things you’ll want to consider.
How are they advertising?
If a company is advertising on social media, on Google, and/or their website has a good SEO ranking, that’s one thing. If a representative from their company is going door to door through the neighborhood to pass out business cards—that’s another.
Reputable roofing contractors don’t need to canvas various neighborhoods to drum up business. (They also don’t advertise their services on Craigslist.) Instead, their work, their reputation, and their past experience more than speaks for itself.
Check online review boards
Word of mouth referrals tend to be worth their weight in gold. If you have a family member, friend, neighbor, or coworker who has a roofing company that they like, you should absolutely give that company a call. On the other hand, if you don’t know anyone who can recommend a licensed roofer, it’s worth taking some time to check out various online review boards. If a company has numerous 5-star reviews on websites such as Google+., Angie’s List, and Home Advisor, that’s a really good indication that you’ll be in good hands if you hire them.
Get bids from several local companies
You’ve likely heard that if you need to have work done on your home, it’s best to get multiple bids. This will allow you to choose the company that you feel is the best fit for the job. Be sure to ask them about scheduling timelines, work completion timelines (once the work starts), and whether they’ll provide you with both a materials and workmanship guarantee. Do they have their own people, or do they hire outside contractors? Remember- the cheapest bid isn’t always the best bid, so you’ll want to evaluate your options carefully.
There are dozens of roofing contractors that advertise in the Yellow Pages, and you’ll likely find hundreds of companies listed if you start your search online. As a homeowner, it’s your job to take some time to ensure you choose the best company for the job. For more information about how to choose a Naples, FL roofing contractor, or to learn more about why we’re among the top-rated roofers in the region call our office today to get started.