Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring A Roofing Contractor

Author: Premier Building Associates | | Categories: Roof Inspection , Roofing Contractor , Roofing Services


Having a quality roof installation or replacement is a good investment for your home. But since no two residential roofing companies are created equal, you need to take your time to learn a few things about hiring a roofing contractor.

Carefully researching prospective contractors will help you make a better choice in the hiring process. As experts in the field, we at Premier Building Associates have written down the top five things to look for when hiring a roofing contractor.

1. Proven track record
You probably wouldn’t sign up for heart surgery with a doctor fresh out of school. So why pick a roofing contractor that doesn’t have a long and proven track record of doing high-quality work?

Unfortunately, many contractors are notorious for disappearing to avoid paying damages, only to reopen months later under a new name. You can avoid falling victim to this type of unscrupulous contractor by working with a company that has decades of experience and a solid reputation.

2. Competitive pricing
It isn’t fun to have an unexpected expense like your roofing come up. When you need this done, you should hire a contractor that will charge a fair price. But you need to keep in mind that the lowest price is not always the best deal. The type of roofing material you choose and the experience of the roofing contractor installing that product is important. This is why you should go for a contractor that offers competitive pricing.

3. Demonstrate the ability to provide a safe work environment
Roofing is a dangerous job, which is why we never recommend homeowners take it on themselves. It’s important to have the right tools, materials, and safety equipment. It’s also important to have experience. A high-quality roofing installer will carry all required insurance for its workers, which will cover them in the event someone is hurt during your roof’s installation.

4. Honesty and trustworthiness
When the job is completed, contractors may issue a warranty for their work. If they made a mistake in installing or repairing your roof, they would cover all the expenses incurred by the damage. The warranty is insurance that if anything was done wrong, they would shoulder the cost. A company with integrity will stand by its work.

5. Emphasis on long term service and relationship
Ultimately, you want a roofer who focuses on the details and is passionate about their trade. You want someone who wants to talk to you about roofing materials and curb appeal. You want someone who takes negative Google reviews personally. You want someone who’s dedicated to serving you and your roof in the long term.

If you’re looking for residential, commercial, and industrial roofing contractors in New England and New Haven, Connecticut, reach out to Premier Building Associates. We offer roofing solutions from snow removal to repairs, replacement, and new construction applications. We are involved in commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, and both single and multi-unit residential. We have the staff and material resources to do any job right the first time. We offer prompt professional estimating and roof inspection services free of charge. We offer services like Roof replacement/ repair, roof inspection, metal roofing, shingle roofing, steep slope roofing, and more!

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