Starting your search for a roofer
A good place to start is with other homeowners you know. Find out who the established roofing contractors are in the area and check out their online reviews. In short, do your due diligence and find out who does a great job. It is important to know that you will find that there are many fly-by-night roofing companies offering great pricing and quick installation. Do not fall for these guys because, as you know, “you get what you pay for.”
Local contractors vs big box companies
Besides good reviews, another way to avoid a sub-par roofing job is to simply choose a local contractor with lots of experience. Look for a long-standing company that has an established presence and reputation within your community. This helps to ensure that the company is legitimate and performs good work. Big box stores, like Home Depot, do offer various home improvement services, but they contract out the work, and there is no way for you to know if those technicians have the extensive experience it takes to replace and install your roof.
Should I ask about licenses and insurance?
Always ask a potential roofing company about their licenses and insurance. Roofing a home is dangerous work. You don’t want to be liable if somebody gets hurt while working on your property. Yes, a roofing company with the proper licenses and insurance will probably cost you a bit more. But it’s well worth the price to ensure that you don’t end up in a legal mess because someone got hurt on the job.
Warranties for your roofing work
Reputable roofing companies will all offer warranties on their work. This is separate from the manufacturer’s warranty for materials. Workmanship warranties cover the installation of the product itself. Reputable companies will always offer warranties on their work.
Why are my price quotes so different?
When you’re shopping for a roofing company, remember that price isn’t everything. Remember that a bit of variance between bids is normal and to be expected. A huge price differential, however, is a warning flag. Why such a good price? The low-cost company may be using subpar materials or practicing shoddy workmanship. The problem is you may not know this for several years and once you’ve realized your mistake, the company may no longer be around.
Considering a new roof? Consider Armorvue Home Exteriors of Cleveland, OH
When it comes to installing roofs, Armorvue Home Exteriors can’t be beat. Their dedication to not only providing the best roofing materials on the market but also the best possible customer service has led Armorvue to a stellar reputation as an industry leader. Note that Armorvue’s goal is 100 percent customer satisfaction. In fact, you won’t find a more experienced or skilled team of specialists when it comes to installing not just roofing but windows, doors, roofing, and more. Together, the Armorvue team has over 75 years of experience in the home improvement business.