Choosing the best candidate to replace or fix your roof is never easy. But things happen from time to time that requires roofing services. Maybe a major storm hit your region and it ripped shingles and plywood off of your roof, leaving a gaping hole in its wake. Or maybe after decades of successfully protecting your home, it’s time to finally replace it in its entirety.
Whatever the case may be, just know that with the right information and some additional guidance, you’ll have no trouble choosing the best candidate to use their specialized skills to fix your roof. And we’ll help you by sharing our best tips to guide you toward the right candidate based on your needs, wants, and desires.
Sound good? If you’re ready to find the best roofer to meet your needs, please put the following tips into action to help you make a perfect choice.
Tip #1: Get Referrals from Your Local Circle of Influence
We all have a circle of influence whether we realize it or not. Sometimes you refer to them as your friends and family members. Other times you may think of your coworkers as trusted people in your life and community. Still other times you might consider people from your local Chamber of Commerce, your church, your child’s school, and other respected organizations as part of your trusted peers.
Well, it’s time to tap into this valuable resource and use it to find a roofing contractor to work on your much-needed repairs. These people are trustworthy and many of them care deeply about you. So you value their opinion and believe they will steer you in the right direction.
Nobody wants to get scammed or ripped off when hiring roofers. Not only could it turn out to be an incredibly expensive mistake, it also hurts emotionally when we make a poor choice. So instead of putting yourself in an awkward position, ask valued members of your community for their help.
Reach out and see if anybody in your circle of influence knows of a roof repair specialist they recommend. Someone is bound to know a contractor with an excellent reputation, low prices, and great customer service skills. Instead of guessing and praying you to choose the best candidate, use this recommendation as a much better alternative.
Tip #2: Check Out Better Business Bureau Ratings
The Better Business Bureau exists to make your life easier. Their purpose is to teach consumers about the best rated companies providing valuable services and the worst rated companies causing more harm than good for the clients.
Why not use this information to your advantage? Go to their website and begin searching potential roof leak repair specialists in your community. See if they have a strong rating (A+ being the best and F the worst) and compare one or more against the other candidates to see how they stack up.
Do any candidates have a particularly high score or low score? Do they have any open complaints leveled against them? How many years have they been in good standing with the BBB? Or are they in poor standing?
Depending on how you answer the questions above, you’ll have gathered enough information to begin developing ideas about the right roofing companies to meet your needs. You can eliminate low scoring candidates and get rid of those who haven’t resolved customer complaints. Now that’s you’ve narrowed down your list there’s only one thing left to do.
Tip #3: Schedule a Free Consultation & Quote
At this stage of the game, you know which roofers have a solid reputation. So it’s time to ask for a free quote and consultation.
During this meeting, you’d do well to look into a few things besides the price. Does each potential candidate have proper licensing and insurance? Are the members of their team trained properly on roofing safety? Do they offer an extended warranty?
Once you’re satisfied with these answers, you can ask for price quotes. As long as you’ve checked off all of the other boxes, you can pick the roofer who quotes the lowest price. It’s that simple.
We don’t always like it, but we fare much better hiring roofing contractors after taking time to do our due diligence. By being thorough and asking for referrals, researching companies on the BBB, and asking the right questions during consultations, you’ll have systematically narrowed down your choices until only the best candidates remain.
Now it’s just a matter of getting the best price and hiring the ideal contractor to take care of business. So please, for the sake of your own sanity and mental wellbeing, use this guide to find and hire the best of the best. You won’t regret it.