A roofing contractor may arrive on your doorstep after a storm, but not all are good value. A low price is only a good deal if a roofing contractor delivers quality goods and services and their work has a reliable warranty. Here are some important tips to ensure that your roofing contractor delivers what you need at a reasonable cost.
Research & Compare
Before you choose a contractor, compare their prices against the competition and check their references. Fly-by-night roofing contractors offer cut rate prices, but don’t count on them to be there if you have problems. They may not deliver on their promises and you may never find them again to follow up. They may also use inferior products, unskilled labor, and unsafe work practices putting you and your home at risk.
Get It In Writing
A reputable roofing contractor will provide you with a complete, detailed written estimate which includes the work to be done, the materials they will use, and the costs for their services. If the price and the services they offer are reasonable, ask for a written contract. Without a written contract you have no recourse if you have workmanship or material issues.
A good roofing contractor will offer several methods for payment and they will not ask for more than a nominal deposit. If a company wants all the money up front, no matter how low the price, avoid them.
Understand the Warranty
A new roof on your home is a substantial investment, but if it is properly installed and maintained it will last for years. The manufacturer’s warranty protects against material defects, but the roofing contractor should offer at no cost to you a warranty on their services.
Most reputable roofing contractors offer five years at no charge to correct any installation issues. They should also have a 24/7 emergency service to assist you if you should need it.
The Roof Clinic has a stellar reputation in the Greater Atlanta area. They will gladly provide you with testimonials, a written, detailed estimate and contract, and a comprehensive warranty on their work. They are also preferred contractors with many major insurance companies to make the claim’s process efficient.