If you’ve been following along with our blog then you probably recently saw a post about how to identify and protect yourself from rogue roofers. There’s quite a lot to be on the lookout for, but when you arm yourself with knowledge it can help to keep you from being taken advantage of by roofers who are just in it to make a quick buck.
As frustrating as that experience can be, there are a handful of things that you can do to ensure that you find the right roofing contractor the first time around. At UpWright Restoration Services we are very passionate about helping our clients to make the best decision for their specific situations. That’s why in today’s post we’ll be sharing three of the best things you can do to find a reputable roofing company. If you’re in the market for roof replacement or roof installation then today’s post is for you. Keep reading to learn more!
How to Make Sure You Choose the Best Roofing Company
Get Multiple Estimates
First and foremost our advice is to seek out a number of different estimates. The truth is that this is just good advice for any time you need to hire someone whether it’s a house painter or a moving company because you’ll want to make certain that you are being given a fair quote. Even if you have an idea of what you can expect to pay for any given service it’s never a bad idea to do your homework.
We’d recommend seeking out three or four different roofing companies to get quotes if possible. Based on price alone there may be one or two that you can eliminate right out of the gate because they’re so drastically different than the others. One thing to keep in mind is that when it comes to finding a roofer, you’ll want to be certain that they actually come out to take a look at your roof before giving you a price.
Once you have armed yourself with a couple of quotes and have started the process of narrowing things down the next best thing you can do is to start learning what you can about the reputations that these companies have. Fortunately for you, this has never been easier! In the past many companies relied on word of mouth and it was a little bit harder to get the lay of the land with a company, so to speak.
Be sure to spend your time combing through reviews where you can find them. Facebook, Google, Top Rated Local, Yelp, the Better Business Bureau, Home Advisor, and others are good places to see what other people are saying about the companies that you’d like to work with. You can even check out testimonials on the website belonging to the company.
Our advice is to take some reviews with a grain of salt, however, because the reviews that are particularly negative might mean that the person has an ax to grind. You should also be wary of review sites that focus solely on negative reviews because they’re certainly not fair or balanced and it can become easy for people to pile on reviews that only serve the purpose of allowing them to vent their frustrations. Instead, look for the general consensus the people are giving and pay particular attention to reviews that go into detail or thank people by name because that means that they left a lasting impression, and that’s certainly not a bad thing!
Check Into Warranties
Does the roofing contractor that you’re interested in working with offer any guarantees or warranties? If so, it means that the company is one that stands behind their work. This important to note because as good as many roofers have gotten at doing their work effectively and without incident, the truth of the matter is that things can happen. We live in an imperfect world and sometimes Murphy’s Law (you know, the one that states that whatever can go wrong will go wrong) comes into play.
The good news is that when things go wrong, a company who offers a warranty will swoop in to take care of it all without incident. Be sure to ask about what you can expect from the roofing company you’re considering working with and get a physical copy of their guarantee or warranty if at all possible.
Are You Looking for a Roofer in Coon Rapids?
At UpWright Restoration Services we pride ourselves on offering our clients a better way to get a new roof. We’re the go-to roofing contractor in Coon Rapids but we proudly work everywhere from Minneapolis and St. Paul to Plymouth, Blaine, White Bear Lake, and the rest of the surrounding area. In short, if we’re in your neck of the woods then we’d love to lend a helping hand!
If you follow the advice above then you’re setting yourself up for success when it comes to finding a local roofer you can count on and the good news is that we’ll offer you an estimate that’s fair, we have great reviews from past customers, and we have an unbeatable lifetime warranty for your complete satisfaction.
When you’re in need of a roofing contractor we hope that you’ll put your trust in the team at UpWright Restoration Services to do right by you at every step of the way. Contact us today to get a free estimate and rest assured that you’ll be in good hands.