Do you need a new roof? Whether this has come as a surprise or perhaps you’ve been told after an inspection, it’s important to choose your contractor wisely!

What to consider when choosing a roofing contractor

There are a few key considerations you can take before you contact your potential roofing contractor as well as during your meeting with them.

Before Meeting

  • Perform a price comparison: It’s important to find the best deals without compromising the quality. A word of caution regarding low ball quotes – if you find the price to be too low this could be a strong indicator that the contractor doesn’t have insurance, experience, training or proper tools. A cheaply done roof will cost you much more in the long run.
  • Do your research: It’s important to do your due diligence and check out the reviews and testimonials on that company. It might also be a good idea to ask the company personally for references.
  • Credential check: It’s extremely important to always ask for certifications from manufacturers (GAF is one of them) to make sure the company is qualified.

During The Meeting

  • Ask the right questions: You are about to make a significant purchase. Here are some basic but critical questions to consider asking.
    • Are you licensed and insured?
    • Does this job require a permit?
    • How long does the project take from start to finish?
  • Red flags: There are a few red flags you should look out for as well when it comes to roofing contractors. First, you should look out for the ones who insist on cash payments or they offer you a discount to pay in cash. Your roof is costing you a significant amount of money, you should have a receipt for this purchase. It’s important to have a papertrail for warranty on the roof materials and labor. It’s also very important that they don’t skip out on any permits required to do the job.
  • The contract: Once you’ve decided on your roofing company it’s going to be really important that you have a formal contract in place that outlines the dates the roofing company will be there, the work performed, and the materials they will be using.

Choosing a roofing company can feel like a daunting task but it’s a necessary one to ensure you receive the highest level of “Integrity” on the work performed on your house. For over 15 years we’ve been providing quality roof installation to Hampton Roads and surrounding regions. If you’re considering having your roof replaced give us a call at (757) 630-6641 to arrange for a free quote.