Knowing what to look for in a roofing contractor can be a daunting task, especially after the recent Cedarburg hailstorm. Where should you start?
If you are looking for a qualified roofing contractor, DuraShield can help. We have years of experience working on roofs that require a high level of skill and expertise. Follow these tips to make the process less of a burden:
1. Ask for References
Before you decide to hire a roofing contractor, ask if they have any previous customers you can call. Ask these previous customers what their experience was like and if they would use them again.
2. Go Local
Local businesses are less of a flight risk than non-local storm chasers. They also tend to be more informed about local code regulations and rules.
3. Read Online Reviews
One of the best ways to gauge the reliability of a contractor is by the frequency and recency of their reviews. Roofing businesses that leave negative reviews unanswered may leave cause for concern.
4. Verify Licenses and Insurance
Most reputable companies can provide a copy of licenses and insurance upon request. Knowing that part of the cost of the roof and the service being provided to you is under the protection of security coverage should give you peace of mind. Additionally, this keeps all bids on a level playing field.
5. Compare Warranties
Only a portion of contractors can offer manufacturer warranties that include workmanship coverage. In the event of an improper roof install, it may take months or years for damage to show up (and your insurance will not pay for it). That’s why you should choose a roofing contractor that stands behind their warranty.
6. Beware of Scams
Any contractor who says that they can take care of a repair or replacement without having the homeowner pay their insurance deductible is committing insurance fraud. The deductible is the sole responsibility of the insured, and a trustworthy contractor will present that during the inspection without expanding the estimate to cover all or part of the deductible.
7. Get Everything in Writing
Clear communication is pivotal when choosing the right roofing contractor for your home. Any credible contractor, like DuraShield, will answer your questions and concerns with the utmost professionalism.
Contact DuraShield Contracting
DuraShield Contracting has served homeowners in Cedarburg and surrounding areas for over a decade. We are also a Davinci Masterpiece Installer, which means that we have expertise and experience installing slate and shake roofing.
Give us the chance to prove that we are the best in the business and that we have the knowledge and experience necessary. Call us today at 262-244-0749 or claim your free roof inspection online.