Step-by-Step Guide to Purchasing a New Roof

Eventually the time will come when the roof of your home will need to be replaced. Since roofs aren’t something that are replaced often, many homeowners have little to no experience with the whole process of purchasing a new roof.

A new roof is a costly investment as well as one of the most important elements of your home, so it’s important to make an informed decision, but how do you do that when you have no idea where or how to start the process?

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Hire the Right Roofing Company

The first and most important step in purchasing a new roof is hiring the right roofing company. Not all roofing companies are created equal, so choose one carefully. If your roof isn’t installed properly, it won’t function and perform as it should. A new roof is a significant investment, and hiring an inexperienced amateur can have dire financial consequences.

When it comes to finding a reputable roofer, make sure to do your due diligence. Ask your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers for a referral. Make sure to take it a step further and don’t just ask for a referral, but really inquire about their experience by asking them some important questions, like:

  • Does your new roof perform as expected?
  • Did the roofer start and end the job on time?
  • Did they clean up the mess?
  • Were there any mistakes or issues and how did they fix them?
  • Did they stay within the estimated budget?
  • Did they act professionally and were they easy to communicate with?

After narrowing down your list, continue your research online by reading customer reviews on social media pages, as well as popular review websites. It’s nearly impossible to find a company without any negative reviews or comments (and not having a single compliant could be a red flag that reviews aren’t legitimate), pay close attention to how the company responds to customer complaints. You want to ensure that you’re selecting a reputable and reliable company that understands the importance of customer service and responds to their customers in a timely and professional manner by offering prompt and reasonable solutions to their concerns.

Make sure to collect estimates from at least three local roofing companies, so you can compare and feel confident that you’re hiring the right roofing contractor for you and your home. When making comparisons, keep in mind that the lowest price isn’t always the best choice, so make your selection based on a variety of other factors versus simply selecting the contractor with the lowest bid.  The right roofing company should have the skills, experience, and professionalism necessary to evaluate your current roofing situation, recommend the best product to fit your home, and install your roof with precision and care.

What Should You Expect During the Installation Process?

One of the biggest benefits of hiring a top-notch professional roofing company is they provide you with plenty of information and guidance about what to expect before, during, and after the installation process.

While the actual installation process can get noisy and chaotic, your roofing professional should adequately prepare you with what to expect ahead of time, so you aren’t hit with a bunch of unexpected surprises or inconvenience when any actual construction work begins.

Ready for a New Roof?

The skills and experience of your contractor can greatly affect the quality of your roof, so don’t skip out on doing your research when it comes to hiring a professional. For a new roof done right, contact your local, trusted roofing experts at Armorvue Home Exteriors.