How to Pick a Reliable Roofer
Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 4:34 pm
A roofer is someone that you invite into your home. Or at least onto the top of your home. When you open your doors to someone, you want to make sure that you can trust them, not just with your project but with your safety. You want a dedicated professional who takes their job seriously. So how do you go about picking a reliable roofer?
At Kidd Roofing, we know it can be hard to find a roofer you can trust. Unfortunately, there are a lot of fly-by-night companies that pop up after hailstorms or hurricanes and disappear with your money just as fast as the storm vanished. Our team wants to help you identify a few key metrics that will help you pick a reliable roofer you can count on.
Talk to Locals
In need of some roof repairs but don’t know who to turn to for help with your project? Ask around. It may be the age of social media, but word of mouth is still the best source of information. Talk to your friends, family, and especially your long-time neighbors. Get names and recommendations from those around you that you trust who had roofing work done in the past. They can give you a first-hand account of what the experience was like and how they were treated.
Look at Online Ratings
Use social media to your advantage and check online ratings. Google and Yelp are good places to start. Read reviews, both good and bad, to get a feel for the way the company does business and how they respond to criticism and customer feedback.
Get Quotes from Multiple Companies
Many roofing companies offer free estimates or quotes. Select a few companies and ask for a quote. Don’t automatically jump at the lowest bid. Compare the estimates and what each company has to offer. Beware of hidden costs or fees, and remember, if an estimate seems too good to be true, it probably is. Lowball offers can be enticing, but the company may be utilizing subpar materials that won’t hold up to the elements in the long run.
Fill out our online form to get a quote from the roof repair and installation experts at Kidd Roofing.
Do Your Homework
Once you have narrowed down the field and selected a couple of different companies, do some research. You need to make sure that the company is licensed in your area, insured, and bonded. Never work with a company that doesn’t have these qualifications. They should also be willing to provide references and a written estimate of the cost of your job.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
You don’t need to be a roofing expert to interact with a contractor. Never be afraid to ask questions. Get an idea of what their timeline is going to be to get your project done. Ask about their credentials and references. You may also want to ask if the materials they use are covered by a manufacturer’s warranty. These questions can give you a better idea of what the company can offer, and they can also help you gauge how the company interacts with its customers. Are they friendly, patient, and receptive to your questions? Or are they dismissive, get easily frustrated, and brush off your concerns (or you)? How they treat you is a good indication of how they will treat your home. You are deserving of their time, respect, and full attention.
Trust Your Instincts
Your gut can tell you a lot about a situation. Trust it. You will be able to get a good feel for a company by following these tips. However, at the end of the day, you need to choose a company based on who you feel comfortable working with. If something seems off about a company or an interaction with a contractor, trust your instincts and keep looking.
Contact Kidd Roofing Today
Your roof is a major investment. Don’t trust repair work to just anyone. You need to hire a roofing company that will be receptive to your needs and respects your time. At Kidd Roofing, our roofing professionals are committed to quality. We communicate with you about your project cost and timeline and will go the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of throughout the process.
Ready for a roofing quote? Call our office at (866) 882-7051 or fill out an online service request. We will be happy to arrange a quote and discuss your roofing needs.