What to Look for When Choosing a Roofing Company
While many do not pay much attention to their roof, this is one of the most important areas of your home. Your roof is what protects you, your family, and all of your possessions. When it comes time to replace your roof, it is a big decision, and you want the best roofing contractor to do the job.
Most homes only need their roof replaced once in a lifetime, but it is a significant investment, and you want the right roofing company that will do the work right so you don’t end up with a substandard installation. To ensure you hire the right contractor, ask these questions before hiring a company. Although, if you live in Colorado, you might end up needing a new roof every 5-7 years due to our weather that includes severe thunderstorms with large, damaging hail.
1. Do they have licensing and insurance?
You should not only ask if they are licensed and insured, you should ask to see the documents proving they hold the requisite permits and licenses for each job they perform. Installing a roof is dangerous work, for this reason, you want to hire a professional with not only experience but who is insured should an accident occur.
A high-quality roofing company will carry all required insurance should one of their workers or someone else gets injured during the installation of a roof. Do not hire any company that cannot provide proof of proper insurance for their workers.
2. How long has the roofing company been in business?
No matter what job you need a professional to complete, you want someone with experience. Experience is even more important when you are choosing a roofing company. There are a lot of amateur roofers out there who will gladly take your money and perform poor work. You want to ensure you are hiring a company with a long track record of success and satisfied customers. Also, if you choose a fly by night company, here today, gone tomorrow, what happens if you have an issue with the roof? They are gone and so is their warranty.
3. Will they provide you an estimate?
There is a rule a lot of home renovation projects follow called ‘get three estimates’ before choosing a contractor. There is no reason behind this rule, but many follow it to ensure they get the best price for the work needed. Everyone wants the best price, but more important than the price is the quality of the work. You can pay less, but it might indicate you are getting less. Be careful with choosing the company that offers the lowest price, and make sure you pay more attention to reputation, and experience when making the final choice. With an insurance claim, you do not need to get three estimates. The insurance carrier is going to pay a fixed price for the roofing services based upon their software and zip code. Hire a roofing company that you trust to do a great job and they will work with your insurance carrier regarding a fair price for the area.
4. Can they provide proof of their reputation?
Reviews are a great way to see what others think about the work a roofing company has done. If the company provides great service and claim they have a solid reputation, they should have reviews to prove this claim. Before you hire a company, you need to do some homework, and research what other consumers are saying about each company you look into.
5. Can they provide proof of past work?
Reputation is everything for a business. The internet is a great location to find unbiased, third-party reviews given by those who have used a business’s service. Look at any online reviews as well as ask if you can look at any past work that has been done. Getting a list of other homeowners who have used their services is a great insight into what you can expect from them.
6. What happens if you do not like the work?
There is always a chance something can go wrong on a job. If an error should happen with your roof ask the company how they will handle it. You want this answer before any work begins, so you don’t end up spending hours tracking down someone who can help after the work is complete.
Where to Find a Quality Roofing Company
Prime Time Roofing is a licensed, trusted, and established roofing contractor providing quality roofing solutions in Douglas County and the entire Denver metro area. Using the latest technology with skilled and experienced roofing experts, we are able to solve all roofing services. If you are looking for excellent work, done with quality materials, fantastic work ethics, at affordable prices, you want Prime Time Roofing. Prime Time Roofing is based in Parker, CO and is also licensed as far north as Fort Collins, as far south as Pueblo and everywhere in between, Colorado Springs, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Littleton, Lone Tree, Aurora, Centennial, Westminster, Arvada, Lakewood, Englewood, Jefferson County, Arapahoe County, Elbert County, etc.