Your home is more than just a major financial investment; it’s your haven, where your family makes precious memories. The place that houses the people, and things most special to you needs to be protected and maintained.
As far as your home’s first line of defense against the elements, it doesn’t get much more important than your roof. From weather events to structural damage, it’s the thing standing between you a lot of potentially expensive repairs. All of the reasons above are why it’s vital to keep your roof in excellent condition!
If you’re looking for someone to access or repair your roof, it can feel daunting to find the right contractor. We get it; it’s hard to know who to trust! Read on below for our six tips for hiring a Roofing Contractor with confidence.
1. Credentials are Key
First and foremost, you will want to hire someone who has an updated contractor license and is fully insured (both them and their team). You don’t want just anyone up on your roof – make sure they are protecting yours and their own best interest by maintaining industry standards.
2. Stay Local
Another good way to arm yourself against scammers it to hire a local company. The roofing industry can be known for storm chasers who blow in and out of town, leaving you with an expensive bill and shoddy craftsmanship. Ask family and friends for local recommendations and avoid potential headaches.
3. Cross Reference BBB
If you’re not already familiar with your local Better Business Bureau, now is the time to get acquainted! Your neighborhood BBB website is a great place to weed out any underperforming or unlicensed contractors. If they have a good score there, they are probably respected in their industry.
4. Don’t Just Look at Prices
We know, cost matters, but hear us out – price isn’t everything. Sometimes you have to be willing to pay a little more money for a quality product or service. In the end, you’ll be happy you spent a little bit more on an established, professional contractor. After all, you do get what you pay for!
5. Ask About Materials
The materials (i.e., shingles) used on your roof impact your home’s value. Brands, styles, and even the shade you choose changes curb appeal. We recommend doing a little research of your own before even meeting with a contractor. That way, you’ll have a better idea of what you want and need to ask questions about.
6. Manufacturer Approval Matters
Finally, some roofing manufacturers work exclusively with certain contractors. Consider this a ringing endorsement - earning it means your contractor met strict requirements and does quality work. It’s always a good thing to be recognized by your industry!
If you are in need of a quality roofing contractor, contact the roofing experts at R&R Remodeling at (952) 856-0575. We have an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau and are certified GAF Installers. Our team of roofing experts will be happy to help you determine the best material for your roofing project while making sure the job is done right the first time.
Rey Cintron is the owner of R & R Remodeling, Inc. and an expert in the residential remodeling industry.