You've been keeping your eye out for signs that your roof needs to be replaced, and you recognize that it's getting to be about that time. Now, you're faced with the challenge of selecting a roofing contractor that is trustworthy, reliable, and affordable. Since roofing is crucial to the longevity of your home and your family's safety, this is an important decision – we want you to have all the facts so that you can choose the right contractor. Here are a few tips of what to look out for:
- If it seems to good to be true, it probably is. Cost is going to be an important factor for any family purchasing a new roof, but if the cost seems surprisingly low this is something to be wary of. It may indicate a poor-quality contractor who will use second-rate materials or install carelessly. This will cost you more in the long run due to a shorter roof life-span and more frequent repair needs. Instead, look for contractors who offer financing options and use certified materials and brands for installation.
- Certification is essential. Contractors that are certified by the Better Business Bureau or the National Roofing Contractors Association have to meet strict criteria to remain in good standing with these organizations. Certification protects you as a consumer by making sure that your contractor is professional and trustworthy. In addition to these accreditations, popular online sites like Angie's List offer testimonials and awards to top rated companies, so this is another great place to check out.
- Keep it local. Local contractors with strong reputations in the community are equipped to deal with specific conditions in your area and can be more intentional about giving the client a great roofing experience. For example, the RJK team has a wealth of experience in communities around Northeast Ohio, which has a reputation for its snowy winters.
These tips will help you make a knowledgeable, informed choice in selecting a roofing contractor. When you're ready for a new roof or roofing repair, contact us for a free estimate and to work with a contractor you can trust.