Roof Repair: How to Select the Best Candidate for the Job

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Roof Repair: How to Select the Best Candidate for the Job

Since a roof repair only happens once every blue moon for most families, it’s not something we are accustomed to dealing with very often. We may not know just how, exactly, to choose the right roofing contractor for the job. But, with something so important as the roof on your house, you want to make sure you choose the right candidates to get the job done well, so it will last for several years to come and still look great. Here’s how to do just that. Follow these steps in order to ensure you have a true professional, rather than an ameteur exploiting the roofing industry.

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  1. Do your homework and look up the credentials on your local roofers’ websites

Before you begin making the calls, try to find the information you need to know beforehand. You want to do a quick sweep of all of the local roofing companies in order to determine which roofers you may potentially want to use. You want to narrow down the candidature by:

Experience: Just how many years have they been in the roofing industry?

Reviews: Take a look at the comments of past clients and always do a search on their reviews

Amount of Time: How long does it normally take them to complete a job

Cost: Do they seem to be out of budget, or too cheap where the would skimp on quality?

Certifications: Are the certified? Do they offer any guarantees?

After using the above factors, narrow down the list of your local roofing contractors to 3-5, then proceed to the next step.

  1. Start calling from your shortened list of candidates and ask the specific questions

You are going to want to asses your roof before hand and provide information that they will probably want to know. How old is your roof? What material is it made of? Is it an angled roof or flat? Would you like to change the shape of your roof? And other relevant questions. Have that information available and treat the calls as mini interviews. Do they sound knowledgeable and competent? Are they friendly and seemingly reliable? After this step, if you are happy with the 3-5 roofing companies you called, proceed to getting a quote.

La Porte, TX, September 26, 2008 -- A sub-contractor works on installing a roof repair after Hurricane Ike. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency (FEMA) working with the Corps of Engineers provides sturdy temporary roofing repairs for home owners after Hurricane Ike. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

  1. Get a quote from the roofers

Now, you are going to have the roofing contractors come to your house and give you a quote. This is where they physically examine your roof, assess any problem areas that need to be addressed, and go over the costs of the types of roofing that are available to you. You will then be provided with a quote (which is usually given free by the roofing company) where they breakdown the costs and give you the amount you are expected to pay when the roof is completed. Get quotes from your narrowed list and compare them amongst each other. We always call on our friends at Superior Roofing and Gutters who are some of the experts at roof repair in Tyler Tx. 

 

  1. Select the roofing company that offers you the best bang for your buck

When selecting ny product or service, we always want the best value for the lowest price possible. This step is where you are going to have to do some thinking: which company offers the best value for the price they quoted me on? Am I getting better roofing material with company A than B? Is company A more experienced than company B? Use your critical thinking skills to determine which roofing company is best for you.

 

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After selecting your roofing contractor, you are ready to rock! Say goodbye to your unsightly, lumpy, aged roof and welcome your new roof to your home! If you’ve done your homework and weeded out the best roofers from the bad ones, you will be left with a roof that will remain beautiful for many years to come.