Your home’s roof is important to the integrity and energy efficiency of your home. Therefore, trusting a roof installation to just any roofing contractor isn’t a good idea. Since roof replacement for an individual home doesn’t happen more than every 15 – 20 years, it’s unlikely you are going to have an ongoing relationship with a professional roofing contractor. Here are some tips for selecting one if you don’t know where to start.
This article includes the three steps to finding, choosing and hiring the best company for the job and getting a good value from a Austin Roofing Contractor. The author offers a complete guide to choosing a roofer in Austin. It’s is available for download at the URL found in the author’s resource information.
The Better Business Bureau information shows that roofing problems are a big source of inquiries and complaints. Choosing a roofing contractor requires the same caution as you would take any other company to work on your house. The value and safety of your home depends on choosing a competent roofing company. Making the right choice can save you many problems later on including during the job itself.
STEP 1: FINDING A ROOFER – Beginning a search for a roofing contractor
Any Home Improvement is a complex combination of elements, the success of which depends on the quality of materials, installation and over-all construction. There are many sources to find competent roofers. Just be sure to do your homework.
STEP 2: CHOOSING A ROOFER – Meeting and evaluating possible Roofing Contractors After you have compiled a list of potential contractors that meet your criteria, take time to investigate each one carefully. A professional roofer will be happy to provide any documentation you need to make a good decision.
Get Estimates from a number of roofing contractors, and be clear about what you really want from your roofing project.
The estimators should do a comprehensive roof inspection and be able to explain their recommendations to your satisfaction. Get the estimates in writing and understand all the fine print. Most good roofing companies with do an estimate for free. Especially, be aware of the warrantees involved.
Compare the rates/estimates of several roofers. If at all possible, contact a contractor during the off-season, usually winter. Chances are they’ll have more time to talk with you in-depth and help to set up for your roofing project when the weather is more accommodating. They may even offer a discount by purchasing the project during this off-season.
Ask to see projects your roofer has completed in your neighborhood and talk to the homeowners. Consider skill and experience over a cheaper price when hiring a roofer. An inexperienced, inexpensive roofer, who doesn’t apply the roof correctly, will just cause you to hire another roofer to fix his mistakes. Or worse, cause damage to your home.
There are many ways to start your search for an Austin roofing contractor who meets your individual needs.