Roof replacement isn’t something anyone does often, so when it’s time to find a roofing company to entrust with this important task, where do you begin? It’s vital to protect your property with a reliable roofing system.
When searching for a reliable roofing contractor, take time to get quotes from at least three companies before you decide on who to hire. When they give you an estimate, make sure it’s in writing, includes all the details, and has a date on it.
Here are some additional things to take a look at that will help narrow your search for the best roofer for your home.
Start with asking neighbors, friends and family for referrals
If you’ve noticed some of your neighbors getting new roofing, and you like the finished product, ask them who installed their roof. Talk with your friends and family members about their positive experiences with the roofing company they hired for their roof installation.
Look at reviews
Once you found a handful of options in your area, take time to look at each company’s website to get an idea of what type of roofing materials they install, and get a general feel for the company. Next, read reviews from each business’s site. The voice of previous clients gives you a good idea of what it’s like to work with this company. Next, look at the BBB site to find out their rating and if there were any complaints against the company (and how they were resolved). For an in-depth search, take a look at Angie’s List to hear even more from past customers.
Ask for references
When the top three companies have surfaced based on your online research, contact each of them to schedule an estimate. While on the phone, ask for three previous customers that you can either connect with or take a look at the completed roof installation so you can get more of a feel for their work.
Find out if roof removal is included in the estimate
When you get an estimate for your new roof, remember your old one will be removed first, and be sure to get a price on what the company charges for the removal and disposal of your current roof.
Learn about roofing materials so you can make the best long-term decision for your home
There are a variety of roofing materials to choose from, and each has their benefits. Asphalt shingles are durable and cost-effective. Metal roofing is one of the longest-lasting roofing options available, and it looks fabulous. If you’re looking for specialized designs, consider standing seam metal roofing.
Ask questions to verify they are an established company and not a storm chaser
Unfortunately, storm chasers come to town after major weather events. They won’t be in town long, and can often be spotted by their lack of a physical address. They may ask for a lot of money up front, before beginning the work. Don’t be scammed by storm chasers. Ask direct questions to verify you’re working with a roofing company that will be there long after the installation is complete. Here are some questions to start with:
- Where is your office located?
- How long have you been in business?
- Are you licensed as a roofer in Kansas?
- How much insurance coverage do you carry?
- Tell me about the payment schedule for the new roof.
Ask about awards, training, and experience
Inquire about the roofing company’s experience level, and learn what type of training their team completed. At Christian Brothers Roofing, we’re the only contractor in Kansas and Missouri to earn GAF’s highest Master Elite Award with the President’s Club designation for our performance, reliability, and service.
Ask detailed questions about roof installation
Take time to inquire about the details of your roof installation. Here are some questions to get you started:
- Do you install roofing materials according to the best practices the manufacturer established?
- Who does the roof installation? Your staff or subcontractors? How experienced are they?
- Who do I contact with questions?
The Christian Brothers Roofing Difference
At Christian Brothers Roofing, we treat your home like it’s our own, so you receive a detailed plan with your choice of products outlined. You’ll have a personalized project manager, frequent progress updates, and timely results.
Christian Brothers Roofing will educate you on the value and benefits of roofing options so you can make the best long-term decision for your home. We take time to listen to your concerns, answer questions, and explain the roof installation process before beginning your project.
Refer a friend to our Roofing Services and take advantage of our referral rewards. As a thank you, for each family or friend you refer who chooses us as their roofing company, you’ll receive rewards.
When you choose a reliable roofing company like Christian Brothers Roofing, your home will be well protected for years to come, and you’ll rest at ease that you’re well covered.