Getting Started with Your Search
If you are dealing with post-storm repairs and need a new roof replacement or repairs on the spot, you’ll want to find a roofer fast. But not too fast. You still need to do your research. As you move forward, keep a notebook digitally or in paper form and store all your communications. This includes copies of quotes on a roof replacement, as well as any written estimates covering pricing and contact information for the roofing companies you reach out to.
Also, if you receive any business cards, coupons, or print ads, you want to tuck those into your notes. That way you can quickly review your notes and make a smarter, more efficient judgment when choosing the right roofer. If you have any temporary repairs, make sure to keep those receipts as well. This can be handy when filing any insurance information later on, and for managing your household expenses at the end of the year.
Choose a Licensed Contractor
Start by working with a licensed roofing contractor. Unfortunately, in today’s marketplace with a growing number of scam artists, you have to do more than just ask the company if they are licensed, certified and insured. You also need to verify the licensing for yourself and see if the company has performed up those standards.