Roofing companies seem to come out of the ground every time we get one of our famous North Texas storms. It’s as predictable as the change in weather. Most homeowners just don’t understand the difference in roofing companies and the one’s that start knocking on your door after a hail storm rarely fall into the professional category. We’re Rainy Day Services and we’ve been roofing homes for two generations. We’re a trustworthy, locally owned, family business and we know roofing. We’re certified, trained, and experienced and our ratings and reviews speak for themselves.
When you set out to hire someone to fix or replace your roof, you want to know that you are getting the best service for your hard earned dollars. Thanks to social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, you can find no shortage of roofing contractors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but which one is the right one for your home’s needs?
Choosing the cheapest contractor will save you money, but will they do the best job? On the other hand, will your budget allow you to hire the most expensive roofing contractor? Your number one goal as a homeowner is to find a reputable company that will perform honest work at a fair price. Here is a checklist to help get you started.
- Customer service – How you are treated while trying to find a contractor is a good indication of what you can expect during the job. Do they return calls in a timely manner? Are the roofing technicians polite? Do they show up on time and prepared when performing an initial inspection to estimate the cost and length of time required to do the work?
- Trained repairmen – When asking about their roofing contractors, your list should include things like the turnover rate, skill level, training, experience, and knowledge. You want to have people working on your home that know how to repair the type of roof on your home or business.
- Adequate tools – The roofing company should have the right tools for the job. How often do they update their trucks, tools, and other pieces with equipment? The company does not need to have the most recent models of the tools, but they should at least have equipment that meets industry standards.
- Access to materials – Does the company have access to the best materials that fit your budget? The roofing company should have access to manufacturers of the best building materials available. This allows them to get the materials at more competitive prices than what you could get as an everyday homeowner, for example.
This is just the start of your list of things to ask roofing companies while you determine which is the right one to work on your home. In addition to reviews on their website and social media pages, you could ask for references from past jobs that they have done, even if it is just to show you some before and after pictures.
Getting a roof inspection can spot problems you were not aware that you had, or can spot future problems. In the case of areas that may become future problems, the company can help you determine the best way to prevent them from getting worse. The sooner you set up the consultation, the sooner you can put your roof-related worries to rest.