Whether the decision to replace your roof was one you made or was suddenly thrust upon you, the decision is a big one nonetheless.  There is more involved in choosing the best roofing contractor for the job than just googling roofing contractors and picking one.

Replacement of your roof will, if you are lucky, be a once-in-a-lifetime endeavor, so you will want to make sure that the money invested is used to its utmost potential. With this in mind, we will offer a few tips below on what you should look for when you consider hiring a roofing contractor.

Business Experience

Many of us will agree that if we needed our car fixed, we would not take it to a shop or a mechanic that has only been in business for a couple of weeks.  The same analogy goes for if we needed necessary surgery done, we would not want a surgeon fresh from medical school performing it.  

So, the question is, why would we pick a roofing contractor that is so new in the business that doesn't have a significant list of previous clients under their belt?  The answer is—we shouldn't!  Many newer contractors will take on jobs and, after receiving a portion of the payment, will disappear, never to be seen again.  

To avoid the chances of working with the fly-by-night contractors out there and keep from suffering from a major headache, make sure you work with a roofing company with a proven track record of experience and a well-known, solid reputation.

Check Their Licensing And Insurance

Because of the dangers inherent in roofing, a homeowner should never plan to take on performing the task themselves.  Of vital importance is not the necessity of having the proper tools and equipment for the job, but also the knowledge of how to get the job done,

Any reputable roofing contractor will be able to produce, when asked, the necessary licenses and permits for any jobs that they take on.  They will also have any required insurance securely in place before the job starts.  Vital is to remember that before working with any roofing contractor, make sure they provide proof of insurance that covers all of their employees.

Previous Clients

Its reputation is the primary focus for any business worth its weight in salt.  The internet is a great place for you to begin for third-party reviews that will provide unbiased comments by clients who have used the roofing contractor in the past.  Studies have shown that 81% of all consumers do their due diligence and research reviews online when looking to purchase or acquire a service.  Before spending the money involved in re-roofing, make sure you do your homework first.

It Is Just About The Price

When you have considered any form of renovation in the past, you have probably received the advice to get at least three estimates.  The fact is that no one can honestly say where this so-called rule of thumb on three estimates originated.  Also, no one really knows why it seems three is the magic number when it comes to estimates. With that said, there are definitely no hard and fast rules that say you have to limit yourself on the number of estimates you receive, whether they be one, two, three, or more, when looking into possibly hiring a roofing contractor.  Take the time to talk to various roofing companies until you feel comfortable that you have the information you will need to make a well-informed decision.

Get It In Writing

When you find the roofing contractor that you feel will work for you, you must ensure the entire process is fully documented clearly and professionally.  The essential aspect is that the financing terms are spelled out in plain and simple terms and that you understand them fully.  The roofing company should be willing to walk you through each section of the contract andbe ready to answer any questions that you may have.  

Prepare For Problems

There is an old adage, "the best-laid plans," which means that even with the most careful planning on any aspect of life, something can always go wrong.  It is vital that the roofing company you hire has a contingency plan in place if something happens and goes wrong on the job.  The company should offer a contingency plan and spell it out to you before any work begins.  Knowing how the roofing company will handle an unexpected situation upfront will save you possible hours spent on the phone trying to locate or track down a roofing company representative for answers to your questions.

If you find you need a roofing contractor in the Woodlands, Tomball, Spring, and Conroe areas, look no further than the most trusted roofing company in Texas, Service First Construction.  We offer and provide a wide range of roofing services, including roof installation, roof repair, roof maintenance, and various other construction services.

Contact us today, and we would be happy to schedule an appointment time that works within your schedule to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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