Let’s face it. Repairing your roof doesn’t come cheap. At all.
But since it’s probably the most important part of an establishment, you’d have no choice but to make allowances. Good quality work doesn’t always come unbelievably low-cost (possibly a scam)— the way that through-the-roof prices (pun intended) don’t always guarantee quality results.
So what do you need to look for?
We wish we could say that hiring a roof repair company is easy— but there are a lot of things you should consider before we get to the actual nitty-gritty of fixing your roof. Unless it’s an emergency roof repair, we suggest taking a few steps to ensure a fair transaction between homeowner and roofer. Let’s start.
- List it down
You, my friend, need to narrow down the competition. Having endless choices of roofing contractors in the palm of your hand may sound ideal, but not everyone is going to cater to your needs. Are they near your area? Do they have good reviews? Do they offer the roof repair service you need? Are there any recommendations you can take from your friends and family?
Make a list of the contractors that check out your requirements. Pro tip: Make sure they’re licensed, insured, experienced, and willing to show prices or negotiate. Whether you find contractors online or in physical companies, make sure to check their credentials. Beware of scammers that can’t provide you with the legal documents. Although for emergency roofing, that needs attention right away, it’s best to call your available local roofing company or who installed your roof. Don’t immediately trust ‘roofers’ that suddenly show up at your door after a big storm.
- Get the Quotes!
We’re not saying that price determines the workmanship of all contractors— but we will admit that it’s pretty important. First off, contact every roof repair company left on the list. Ask them for estimates or realistic quotes for your particular situation. Depending on the damage, it can vary drastically. So make sure that you research the common price range of that specific roof repair in your area. You can also figure out the average price range using the quotes you’ve gathered.
You can cross out companies out of your budget. For suspiciously low prices, there is a good chance that they’re trying to lowball you, so watch out for these scams. Pick out from the reasonably-priced options. It’s a good thing to have a cost-effective roofing company, so as to not poke a hole in your wallet while having quality results.
Once you’ve got a pretty solid list of choices, now is the time to interview! This is a vital part of selecting a company for roof repair. Ask the important questions before agreeing to anything. “How much do they cost?”, “Is there a warranty”, “Do you work with homeowner’s insurance?”, “How are we going to work around this schedule?”, “Do you have a license?”, “Is there post-construction clean-up?” (there should be, by the way. These are only some examples of things you should ask, and add other pressing questions you may have.