Always vet a roofing contractor before hiring one. Don’t forget that a home improvement project is essentially a collaboration between you and your contractor. That’s why it’s important to hire one who is qualified for the job and you can easily get along with throughout the project.
How can you tell if you hired the contractor? By looking for signs of professionalism like:
Extensive Experience in the Industry
The number of years a roofing contractor has been in business should give you a good idea of the pro’s level of expertise. Keep in mind that when assessing roofers’ expertise, you also need to take into account the kinds of projects they’ve handled. Do they solely specialize in roofing projects, or do they offer other construction services as well? And if so, do they have a portfolio online?
Positive Customer Reviews
A contractor’s online reviews indicate the level of service you can expect from them. Keep in mind that a few negative reviews are not necessarily a red flag. After all, miscommunication sometimes happens. If you come across a few less-than-stellar reviews, check the contractor’s response to online complaints. Did the company take the time to post a response? And if so, was it done in a professional manner?
Communication is vital to your roofing project’s success. That’s why prompt responses to your queries and later on regular updates about your project’s progress are signs you’ve hired the right roofing company.
Here’s a tip: it would be a good idea to inform your contractor about your preferred mode of communication (whether you prefer texts or emails) and the times when you’re usually available. This is to minimize delays between responses.
Looking for experienced roofers near you?
Pritchett Bros, a family-owned and -operated company with over 50 years of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services as well as a wide variety of quality GAF roofing products. To get a free roof inspection, call us at (812) 275-3185 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Bedford and Bloomington as well as the surrounding communities.