If you suspect your roof needs to be repaired or replaced, the search for a Southwest Florida roofing contractor can often feel overwhelming.  For example, if you still own a Yellow Pages, you’re likely to find dozens of listings for local companies. On the other hand, if you prefer to start your search online, you’re bound to get numerous pages of search results.

At this point you might be wondering how to choose the best company for the job.

There are numerous factors that can determine the reliability, workmanship, and professionalism of an SWFL roofing contractor. Below are just a few of the things you’ll want to look for.

They’ll work with your insurance company

Depending on how your roof was damaged, there’s a good chance the repair (or replacement) could be covered by your homeowners insurance policy. Suffice to say, if you find a contractor that will work with your insurance company directly, this will save you an enormous amount of time, stress, and hassle.

Reputable roofing contractors have years of experience in working with insurance companies. Not only do they understand the claims process, they understand what needs to be done to ensure that claims are filed correctly and efficiently.  In some cases, they already have established relationships with insurance companies that cover homes in your area. This may also mean that the contractor understands the types of repairs that will or won’t be covered. All of this can help streamline your claims and repair process.

They’re licensed

Never, ever hire an unlicensed contractor. The roofing company you’re speaking with should have their contractor’s license number on their website, their quote, and their business cards. The company should also carry liability and workers compensation insurance.  If you search a company online and you can’t find their licensing information, or all you find are pages upon pages of negative online reviews, this is not a company you’ll want to hire (regardless as to how low their quote might be.)

They’re easy to communicate with

Lastly, your roofing contractor should be accessible and easy to reach. Not only should you be able to reach someone by phone during standard business hours, they should be diligent about responding to texts and emails in a timely fashion.

Do you suspect you may need help with roof repair or roof replacement in Southwest Florida? We can help.  Call the expert roofers at Kleinberger Corporation today to get started.