How to Find the Right Roofing Contractor
Some upgrades to your home are purely by choice, but roof repairs are often essential. Because they’re so critical to your home’s structural integrity and your family’s safety, roofing repairs or replacements are among the most ambitious but necessary projects you can undertake as a homeowner. While you may be tempted to try and DYI it, your roof is really too important a job to take on yourself. Finding a qualified roofing contractor should be your first step when it comes to roof repair or replacement, but where do you start? Pinnacle Roofing & Restoration is here to help! Let’s take a look at how you can find the right roofing contractor for your home.
Your reputation precedes you, whether you’re an individual or a business. Instead of choosing the first Google result you come across, ask your friends, family, and neighbors if they have any recommendations. You can even crowdsource an answer on social media! The more personal the recommendation, the better. The reverse is true as well, of course. A roofing company with multiple negative reviews or disappointing word of mouth is someone you’ll probably want to avoid.
Look for an established roofing contractor
Everyone has to start somewhere, but when it comes to something as important as roofing repairs or replacements, experience matters. Look at how long a company has been in business, the quality of their past work, and research their Better Business Bureau ratings. BBB information in particular can be helpful since they show how long a business has been accredited, how many years they’ve been in business, and their ratings and reviews. For example, our BBB listing shows that we’ve been in business 11 years, accredited since 2013, and enjoy an A+ rating! Not only that, but our residential and commercial roof crews have over 50 years of combined experience backing each project.
Get an estimate
A good roofing company will give you a free estimate for the job you need done. Here at Pinnacle Roofing & Restoration, our free estimate includes everything from the scope of the work itself to the warranty that we offer on it. While this estimate isn’t a binding contract, it does allow you to see what we’re offering compared to other roofers and gives you an idea of what we think the job will cost for the scope of work outlined.
Check for licensing and insurance
Roofing can be a dangerous job, which is why we always discourage homeowners from taking it on themselves. It’s important to have the right tools, materials, safety equipment, and experience. It’s also important to be prepared for any eventuality! A reputable roofing contractor will hold all the requisite permits and licenses for each job, and also carry the required insurance for its workers. This covers them in case anyone is hurt during your roof’s repair or installation. As a homeowner, you should steer clear of any contractor that can’t provide proof of proper insurance for its employees.
Don’t base your decision on price alone
“You get what you pay for” is a popular saying for a reason. It applies to roofing work, too. Many homeowners allow price to dictate the contractor they choose, but a bargain without anything to back it up could easily end up being a substandard job. Estimates are useful, but don’t base your entire decision on the bottom line unless you have to. If you have a choice, focus more on finding a contractor who answers all your questions satisfactorily, has positive recommendations or reviews, and can deliver the highest-quality results safely and efficiently. If you’re impressed by a company that isn’t the cheapest, try asking yourself, “How much is peace of mind worth to me?” For many homeowners, it’s worth quite a lot!
Trust your instincts
Your home is your most valuable asset, and you don’t want someone working on it that you can’t trust. If you meet with someone from a roofing company and you don’t feel comfortable with them for any reason – or no discernible reason at all! – it’s worth listening to that little voice inside. Even if everything else looks good on paper, your instincts may be trying to tell you something. If your personalities just aren’t jiving and you don’t feel confident that this particular person or company will do a good job for you, move on until you find someone who ticks all your boxes.
Pinnacle Roofing & Restoration are the right roofing contractor for you
The biggest obstacle homeowners face when looking to fix or replace a roof is finding the right person to do the job. While time is sometimes of the essence when it comes to repairs especially, you’ll want to avoid just choosing the first contractor you come across. Using the tips above will help you find a roofing contractor that’s experienced, professional, trustworthy, and honest – just like Pinnacle Roofing & Restoration!
Our team of experts is focused on providing the highest quality roofing and restoration services and products in Memphis and throughout the Mid-South. We care about your home, property, and the quality of our work, and we do whatever it takes to get the job done to your satisfaction. Whether you need a few simple roof repairs done, have an emergency that requires immediate care, or need an entire roof replacement, Pinnacle’s roofing and restoration pros are a perfect match! For a FREE estimate, get in touch with us today.