How to Choose a Roofing Company

Roofing customers, raise your hands: there are ways to help ensure you’re choosing the best. Photo by 10ch, via Flickr with Creative Commons License

Roofing customers, raise your hands: there are ways to help ensure you’re choosing the best.
Photo by 10ch, via Flickr with Creative Commons License

Your roof is one of your biggest investments. Whether you need repairs or a whole new system, selecting a roofing company can be a daunting task. Here are a few time-tested tips to help steer you in the right direction.

Ask your neighbors for recommendations.
Talking to regular people who aren’t on a roofing company’s payroll is one of the most dependable ways to get suggestions you can count on. Plus, you have the potential benefit of hearing about a top-tier local business, which makes for a stronger community and economy.

Know a contractor, heating and cooling expert, or other construction pro? Ask who they trust.
Endorsements from professionals that work with roofers are another stellar way to find out whom to use, and most of the time, these pros are eager to share their invaluable insider knowledge. Here at Roof Monitor, we work with top commercial roofing companies across the country. Call us anytime for a recommendation––we know the best roofers and are passionate about helping folks.

Read online reviews.
A recent study revealed that almost 80% of U.S. consumers consult online reviews before making a purchase. Millennials, you guys actually prefer online reviews to endorsements from friends and family. If you’re checking reviews of a restaurant before booking reservations, why wouldn’t you comb through the feedback about any investment that costs so much more?

Most companies offer free estimates. Take them up on it!
Schedule a time for the roofing company to come inspect your property and give you an estimate for the work. The process will give you a good idea of what it will be like working with the company long-term––was the staff friendly? Did the estimator show up on time? How did they respond to your questions? Did you get a quote fast? Pay attention to all of these areas: a company’s missteps here could be a time- and money-saving warning for you.

Make sure the company you choose has worker’s compensation and liability insurance.
This is such an important item on the checklist. You don’t want to be held responsible for any injuries that occur on your property. If the company does not have worker’s comp and insurance, run the other way––it’s a huge red flag.

Look for an expert in the kind of roof you need.
Different kinds of roofs call for different areas of expertise. From residential vs. commercial, flat vs. sloped, energy efficient options, and more, make sure you’re pursuing the best fit for your specific structure.

Choose the company who answers your questions.
Companies should answer your questions clearly and promptly. You aren’t supposed to know all there is to know about roofing––that’s there job. Realize that satisfactory answers aren’t just a plus––they’re absolutely mandatory.

Good luck! And never hesitate to call Roof Monitor with any questions. We’re always standing by, ready to help.

Posted on: July 27, 2015