What to Look for in a Professional Roofer
To find the best roofer, you need to start your search by requesting referrals from other contractors that have done quality work for people that you know in the past. Collate a list of contractors, and start checking up on each one. Also, if roofing contractors need to be licensed in your area, contact your nearest licensing board to see if the contractor has had any disciplinary action brought up against them in the past.
Once you have narrowed your list down, start to call for estimates and bear in mind some of the best roofers are not necessarily the cheapest or quickest to finish. Lastly, make sure the contractor has all the right insurance, which will cover any damage done to your home, in addition to injuries to workers. A building’s roof is the most important part of its structure. A damaged or badly constructed one can be extremely dangerous to the people living or working beneath it.
You’ll also stand a better chance of finding a good roofing contractor when you learn a little bit on how roofs are built and if there are problems with your pre-existing roof. There are numerous online resources which will give you information on roofs, using layman’s terms. If a previous contractor has made you aware of possible issues with your roof, remember to tell this to roofers you communicate with.
When asking for referrals, look for patterns in comments made regarding specific contractors. While the odd complaint is not unusual, if you start to notice multiple complaints regarding the same problem, like showing up late, running over the cost of the job, or failing to clean the work site up, you should take these seriously and move to the next candidate on your list.
If you think your roof may be dangerous or in need of an inspection for the oncoming winter, call us. Call APEX Roofing & Construction at (409) 927-4959 today. We are in Santa Fe, TX.