When your roof is damaged in a storm or starts to get old, you most likely need to call for professional help. Roofing is a tough, messy job, and most people in Plano, McKinney and the surrounding communities look for roofing contractors they can trust.
But before you reach out to several roofing contractors, here’s what you need to know.
What to Know Before You Hire Roofing Contractors
When you’re hiring a contractor to work on your home – especially for a big job like your roof – you need to do some homework first. Before you take the plunge, here are three things you need to know:
- Never hire someone without insurance.
- Only hire a company that has a reputation you can trust.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions – as many as you’d like.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these.
#1. Never hire someone without insurance.
The contractor you hire absolutely must be insured – there’s no getting around it. There are two types of insurance to look for: Worker’s compensation insurance and liability insurance.
Worker’s Compensation Insurance
Worker’s compensation insurance covers the company’s employees if something happens to them while they’re working on your home.
Liability insurance covers you if the roofing company you hired damages your home or your property. While some homeowners’ insurance policies cover damage caused by workers, some don’t – and if yours is one of the policies that doesn’t, you can’t afford to hire roofing contractors that don’t have liability insurance.
#2. Only hire a company that has a reputation you can trust.
Whether you need roof repairs or a complete roof replacement, it’s important that you hire a company with a solid reputation in the community. Unfortunately, many roofing contractors hop around town and close their doors when they begin getting complaints – and that’s why longevity is so important.
Established roofing companies have worked hard to build their reputations, just like all other longtime businesses within the community. If you can’t find references or testimonials on a company that has approached you about your roof, it’s best to steer clear.
#3. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Good roofing contractors welcome their clients’ questions. They understand that you don’t invest in roof repairs or roof replacement every day – in fact, most people will only have one roof replacement in their entire lifetime.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, even if you think they’re silly. Roofing experts don’t mind sharing their knowledge, and they want you to understand the whole process and the products you’re investing in – especially when you work with us. Any good roofer will tell you that the client’s happiness is the first priority, and the best way to make a client happy is to understand what he or she needs while answering questions and explaining the process.
Do You Need to Hire Roofing Contractors for Repairs or Replacement?
If there’s something wrong with your roof, or if it’s just getting old and may need to be repaired or replaced soon, we’d love to help you. Schedule your free roof inspection today.