Your roof is a major component of your home, and it’s one of the most expensive as well. It’s not surprising, then, that homeowners typically do all they can to preserve their existing roof or conduct extensive research before deciding to purchase a new roof. Whether your roof needs repair or replacement, it’s important to find the most capable contractor for the job, and asking these helpful questions will give you an idea of whether or not a contractor is worthy of your trust and patronage.
1. How long have you been in business?
The longer a roofing contractor has been in business, the more likely it is that they have experience with a wide range of roof types and will know the best course of action to take with your repair or replacement. Additionally, when a contractor has been in business for a long time, there’s a good chance that they’ll have a portfolio of work for you to review. It’s always best if you can see a roofer’s work before deciding to hire them, so even if they don’t offer this information on their own, it’s helpful to ask for it.
2. Do you perform mostly repairs or replacements?
Ideally, you want a roofing contractor to have a lot of experience in both areas. If you work with one who has a lot more experience with repairs than replacements, they might be geared toward making many small repair jobs, which can end up costing you more than paying for a new roof. Similarly, if the vast majority of a contractor’s jobs involve roof replacement, then they may try to talk you into purchasing a new roof before you have to.
3. How quickly can you complete the job?
This may seem like an obvious question to ask, but many homeowners have been burned by contractors who work at a snail’s pace because they didn’t set time restrictions. Roof repair and replacement can be messy jobs that significantly interrupt your day-to-day household activities, so the faster a contractor is in and out, the better. If a contractor can’t commit to completing the job within the timeframe you need, then you should keep looking until you find one who is prepared to meet your needs.
Whether your roof is in need of repair or replacement, the skilled and experienced staff at Universal Roofing is ready to get the job done quickly and efficiently without breaking your bank. If you’re looking for a roofing contractor you can put your trust in, contact us today for a free estimate!