No one gets excited about the prospect of needing to repair or replace their roof. Hiring a roofing contractor is a big undertaking, and it’s natural for you to want to make sure you’ve chosen the best company for the job. Below are just a few of the signs that the company you’ve hired is legit.
They’ll put it in writing
A reputable roofing company will provide you with a written estimate—and this holds true regardless as to whether you need to repair or replace your roof. The estimate should include the company’s name, address, phone number, and licensing information. Additionally, the estimate should include a full breakdown of labor / materials costs.
On the other hand, if the person you’re speaking with isn’t willing to give you a written estimate, or they simply jot down a number on a sheet of notebook paper, this is a big red flag.
They have an online presence
Everyone has a website these days– and if the company you’re speaking with has a website, social media pages, and positive online reviews, you should be in good hands. Online reviews have become the new word-of-mouth recommendations—and if a company’s prior clients have lots of good things to say about the workers, the workmanship, and their overall customer service experience, these are all very good signs.
In contrast, if the company doesn’t have a website, social media pages, and you can’t find their licensing information, you’re likely dealing with an unlicensed contractor. You should never, ever hire unlicensed contractors to perform work on your property.
They’ll provide you with a materials and workmanship warranty
Lastly, if the company you’re talking with has said they’ll provide you with warranties for workmanship and materials, this is another positive sign. When it comes to warranties, ask the contractor to be as specific as possible. The more detailed they can be, the better. This will not only give you added peace of mind, it will help ensure you know exactly what the warranty covers in the event you need to use it.
Choosing a roofing contractor doesn’t have to be hard- as long as you know what to look for. For more information on how to choose reputable, experienced roofers in your area, call our company now to speak with an expert. What are you waiting for? Call us today at 504-240-8635 to get started.