Even if the contractor isn’t fraudulent, it doesn’t mean they cannot mess up the roof installation or replacement. You shouldn’t have to worry about that. So, the best thing to do here is to find a contractor that has enough years of experience under their belt. The ideal number of years would be five.
Moreover, there’s also another benefit in hiring experienced roofers. These people would have spent ample time in the industry to know who the best manufacturers are and who can provide you with useful tips when you want to claim roofing insurance. Always remember, the more the experience, the better the service would be.
If you ask a roofing contractor about their services, they would obviously have nothing but positive to say. Even the website of theirs, if they have any, is going to have positive reviews on it only. That is why you should check for third party references that can give you unbiased and honest information. The past customers can tell you about their time with the company. This will tell you if the company is worth hiring or not.
You should ask the previous customers important questions such as whether they were satisfied with the work or not. Moreover, you should ask whether the contractor kept them updated on the status of the work. Plus, you should ask them if the work was done on a reasonable time span or not. You should also inquire about the price packages that they were given by the company.
As for the online reviews, check external websites such as Yelp or Angie’s List.
Steer Clear of Storm Chasers
Every industry has its own scammer. Similarly, in the roofing industry, there’s a unique type of scammer known as the storm chasers. They usually arrive to your doorstep after there’s been a storm and your roof needs some fixing. The prices they offer are unusually low and they pretend to be a reliable contractor when in reality they are not. The best way to avoid these scammers is to check their company and see if it’s legitimate or not. Check their vehicle for any business names, logos, Email and phone numbers. If they’re asking for money in advance and in cash, you should be highly wary of them. See their Better Business Bureau ratings and see if you can actually rely on them or not. Do not pay any money until there’s been a written contract set.