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2016

How to Choose the Right Roofing Company

Trying to Choose the Right Roofing Company for Your Home? Here are a Few Ways to Know You’re Getting the Best Deal

Choose the Roofing Company Who Will Do The Job RightYou don’t want to be caught hiring the wrong roofing company, especially directly after a Naperville storm when you need a quality, hassle-free job the most. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re getting the best roofing company for your money.

See the Certification

It’s vital to your protection and theirs that they are completely insured and licensed. In order for a company to work on your premises, they need to have workers compensation insurance; otherwise you can be held liable if an accident happens on your property. Avoid the headache by just asking to see the certification as soon as you can; this small amount of extra leg work is worth it in the long run.

Make Sure They’re Established

While you obviously want to hire a company that’s reputable for quality assurance purposes, there’s also another important reason you want someone who has lasted a long time doing business in your community. You want to not only get the most out of the roofing job itself, but also the most out of the warranty in case something happens. Oftentimes people will hire a roofing company that ends up disappearing; making their five year warranty on their roof completely useless. Don’t get caught in that mess; if God forbid something happens to your roof again after you just had it fixed, you want to make sure that warranty is still going to be valid.

Communication is Key

Since your relationship with the roofing company is going to be built on trust and transparency, you need to choose the company that’s most likely to return your calls. In the short time that you have dealt with this company have they been eager to communicate? Did they follow up with you? If not, you might want to go with one that does. When you’re getting your roof fixed, you need to be communicating constantly with your roofing company so you can be on top of timelines and any issues that might occur.

Get a Referral or References

It’s important to realize that roofing is an industry that is built on referrals. If you need a roofer, someone that you know has one they have had a great relationship with and they’d be happy to refer you. When looking at a roofing company, do your research in contacting the Better Business Bureau and looking up reviews online from past customers. Qualify these reviews by asking to see pictures of that job from the company or ask for references of past customers you can talk with.

Get the Roofing Company Quality You Need

Follow these tips to make sure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck when you’re searching for a new roofing company. If you see any of the warning signs listed above, then it’s probably time to start asking around for a new one. Remember, your friends and family have a great roofer that they’re itching to refer you to; that’s your best bet.

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  1. Hannah Neilson Reply

    I agree that finding a reputable roofing company is ideal in every case. It would be good to find someone that is reputable because it would help ensure that you can trust them for many years to come. My roof suffered some damage in a recent winter storm, so I’ll have to find an established roofer to come out and fix it up.

  2. Jordan Miner Reply

    I’ve been wanting to get some new roofing for my home, and I think that being able to do a little research first would be good. I’m glad you talked about being able to get a referral or reference from the roofing service. I’m going to have to make sure that we get background information about our roofing choice, and hopefully that’ll help us feel comfortable with our decision!

  3. Hannah Neilson Reply

    I agree that you would want to consider if a roofer is well established and experienced. It would be important to find someone who has been locally based for awhile as well. My brother is looking for a roofer to help replace his roof, so he’ll have to find out if they are experienced.

  4. Kayla Reply

    I didn’t know that roofing is an industry that is built on referrals. Our roof has a lot of leaks and holes because of the storm. My dad suggested having roofing companies and shared this article with us.

  5. Sam Solo Reply

    I really like your tip about making sure that you get a warranty for your roofing. This would provide evidence of establishment like you said, as well as security for weather mishaps. I’ll have to remember your tips if I decide to replace the shingles on my roof this summer.

  6. Hannah Neilson Reply

    I agree that you want to find a roofer that is going to return your calls. Finding someone who has an open line of communication with you would probably make the whole process much easier. I’m looking for someone to replace my current roof with a metal one, so I’ll have to find someone who I communicate well with.

  7. Ashley Maxwell Reply

    I appreciate how you said that you should hire a roofer that be able to communicate well with you and be someone that you can trust. It’s nice that you mentioned that they should be certified and insured as well. My husband wants to hire a trustworthy contractor to repair our roof that was damaged in the storm.

  8. Ashley Turns Reply

    I appreciate your suggestion to find an established roofing service so that you can be sure that they are reputable and will offer you a great warranty. Since a tree branch damaged our roof in a storm a couple of days ago, my husband and I are wondering how to find the best company to help us fix it. We will definitely have to start our search for a roofing service by first looking for one that has been around for at least a few years.

  9. Bethany Birchridge Reply

    I like that this mentioned to research the potential roofer online to make sure they have a good reputation with their clients. I also think it’s great the ask if they have a specialty, as you many have a certain material in mind for your roof. I live in an older home and will soon need to get some work on the roof. Thank you for the tips of how to choose a great roofer that meets my needs!

  10. Callum Palmer Reply

    I agree, communication is an absolute must when it comes to hiring a roofing company. After all, when you’ve hired someone to build your new home a roof you want to be able to easily stay in touch with them. That way you can get updates on the project as well as be alerted to any problems they encounter.

  11. Ashley Turns Reply

    My husband and I are planning a roof replacement, so we are wondering how to find the best contractor to help us. So I like your tip to contact the Better Business Bureau and look at the customer testimonials. We will definitely have to check out what the BBB has to say about the roof replacement services we consider so that we can be sure they have a good reputation.

  12. Hannah Neilson Reply

    I agree that you want to find an established roofer. It would be good to check out how much experience in the area they have. My husband and I are looking for a roofer, so we’ll have to find a someone who is established.

  13. Earnest Watkins Reply

    I’m looking at hiring a roofer in the near future for some repairs I need done. I think you make a good point how looking up their reviews online could be helpful when deciding who to hire. I’ll be sure to do this since I want the best possible roofer working on my home.

  14. Amanda Drew Reply

    Thanks for pointing out that you should make sure that you get a company that is reputable so that you can know that their quality insurance will be good. My roof was recently damaged when a tree fell on it. Thankfully, the damage was just surface level, so it shouldn’t be too hard to fix. I’ll have to use your suggestions to find a good roofing contractor.

  15. Elsa Anderson Reply

    My husband and I are really excited to do some remodeling on our home and we want to start with our roof so I am glad that I found this article. I like that you say to make sure you hiring a roofing contractor who is established and known for their quality assurance. Also, I like that you say to make sure to get the most out of your warranty in case of emergency. Plus, I agree that you should get referrals from previous customers and look at their specific projects.

  16. Ashley Maxwell Reply

    I appreciate your advice to choose a roofer that loves communicating with you and giving you updates on the project. I also like how you said that they should belong to an established and reputable company. My husband and I want our roof repaired, so we are looking for professionals to fix it.

  17. Alexandria Martinez Reply

    My fiance and I are thinking about getting a roofing company to fix up our house. We would love having any tips to find the best service near us. It was helpful to read that we can get referrals and references for companies.

  18. Gary Puntman Reply

    I recently noticed a leak in my roof and ceiling. When it rains it drips onto the carpet in one of my hallways. It’s rainy season, so I want to get this fixed as soon as I can. I like that you said you should see the company’s certification. It’s hard to know if they are licensed and certified unless you physically see they are. It might be uncomfortable to ask them, but I’m sure it’s worth it.

  19. James Anderson Reply

    It’s great that you’ve mentioned how a good roofing company should have workers compensation insurance before they start working on your property so that the homeowner will have no liability. We are planning to have our roof replaced soon to prepare for any extreme weather conditions in the future. We’ll definitely check if the roofing company that we have in mind has its employees insured before we decide to work with them. Thanks!

  20. Olivia Nelson Reply

    You make a good point when you mention that you want to find a roofer with whom you communicate well. It would make sense to find someone who you have a good line of communication with because it would keep you updated on the project. My husband and I are looking for a roofer to help repair our roof from some storm damage, so we’ll have to consider their communication skills first.

  21. Hannah Neilson Reply

    I agree that you need to find a certified roofing service. It would be smart to consider their certifications because this would show that they are qualified. My husband and I are looking for a roofer, so we’ll have to consider their certifications first.

  22. James Anderson Reply

    I totally agree that one should do their research in contacting the Better Business Bureau and looking up reviews online from past customers once a company is referred to you by a friend or family member that had a great relationship with that service provider. We want to have our old roof replaced but we don’t know who should we get in touch with. I’ll ask my friends and family members for referrals and do my part in researching so that I can find the best possible roofing company to work on my house.

  23. Emery Jean Chambers Reply

    I do like your opinion that someone I know who once needed the help of a roofer might be able to provide a good referral to me. I do think that’s right since a few of our neighbors needed to get their roofs replaced in the past. It might be a good idea to ask around as I am the one who needs a roofer this time. Thank you!

  24. Jordan Miner Reply

    My wife has been wanting us to look into getting some roof repairs for our home. I’m glad you mentioned that you should look at the certifications for roof repairs, which I think would be good. I’m going to have to look into a few good roof repair options and see what we can find!

  25. John Neil Reply

    Thanks for posting this article. Its good for local consumers to know what to expect from a licensed certified roofing contractor. A friend up mind experience some problems in the past with a roofing company that installed the wrong type roof for his house that nearly collapse after they had worked on it.

  26. Rosie Beckett Reply

    You make a great point that when looking for a roofing company you should make sure that they are established and have been in business for a long time. My sister recently bought a home and she is planning to remodel the roof and I will make sure to tell her to find a company that is certified and insured. I think that knowing the company is insured will help my sister to not stress about any accidents or injuries that could happen during the project.

  27. James Lee Tucker Reply

    I like the idea of going online and checking reviews from past customers of your potential roofing company. My father-in-law wants to replace their roof with metal roofing, but he doesn’t have an idea where to find a roofing company experts in metal roofing. I’ll help him find one by going online tonight and read reviews from past clients.

  28. Burt Silver Reply

    I really like what you said about communication being key, and how the relationship with the roofing company is going to be built on trust and transparency. This is a good point and I would hope that the roofing contractor that I would hire would do his best work. Hopefully, I can find a good roofing contractor who communicates well so that I can get my ideas across to him and that I can be confident that my roof is being done properly.

  29. Monica Chavez Reply

    I like how you suggest to choose the company who it the most likely to return your calls. My parents are thinking about getting a new roof installed, since theirs has several shingles missing. This is a great tip for them to remember so that they can find someone who is reliable and easy to communicate with.

  30. Katie Wilson Reply

    I agree that you want to consider what kind of relationship you can establish with a roofer before choosing them. Finding someone who is qualified and who you can trust would be really helpful. My husband and I are looking for a roofer, so we’ll have to consider our relationship with them first.

  31. Olivia Nelson Reply

    I agree that you want to find a roofer who is established. It would be good to consider how long they have been in an area because it would help you find more references. My husband and I are looking for a roofer, so we’ll have to find someone who is well established.

  32. Olivia Nelson Reply

    I agree that you want to make sure that a roofer is reliable. It would be good to do as you say and find someone who has been around awhile to help with this. My husband and I are looking for a roofer to replace our shingle roof with a metal one, so we’ll have to make sure that they are reliable.

  33. Bethany Birchridge Reply

    The shingles on my roof are beginning to curl and fray, so I’ve been wanting to get a new roof. I loved your tip to make sure the roofing company you hire is properly certified and insured, as it will protect both parties. Another great tip I’ve heard is to check their ratings on the BBB, as it will allow you to access customer reviews.

  34. Hazel Owens Reply

    Thanks for the tip about hiring a company that is reputable for quality assurance purposes and so you know their warranty will last. My husband and I were out doing yard work today and saw that our roof is pretty old and probably needs to be replaced soon. We’ll have to look around for a company that has been around for a while so we can look at previous jobs to see if we like their work and so we will know they’ll stay around to ensure their warranty.

  35. Katie Wilson Reply

    We recently had a record hailstorm that damaged my tile roof pretty bad. When I find someone to fix it, I’ll have to consider how reputable they are in terms of quality assurance, as you suggest. Getting to know more about the roofer that you are planning on hiring would help you know that you are making the right choice.

  36. Katie Wilson Reply

    I agree that you want to find a roofer that is certified. Finding someone who is certified and experienced would be really ideal. My husband and I are looking for someone to repair our gutter, so we’ll have to make sure that they are certified first.

  37. Katie Wilson Reply

    I agree that you want to check a roofer’s reputation before you hire them. Getting to know what others think about them would help you know if they are right for you. My husband and I are looking for someone to replace our current roof with a metal one, so we’ll have to consider their reputation first.

  38. Rosie Beckett Reply

    I recently noticed that my roof is leaking in a few spots in my front room and I need to find a roofing company that I can trust to come and replace the roof for me. It is interesting that you say to make sure that the company has been in business for many years because this shows that they are reputable in the community and have a lot of experience. Also, you make a great point that you should choose a roofer who is easy to communicate with because this will make the process much easier for me.

  39. Penelope Smith Reply

    I want to get a new roof soon. So, I liked what you said about how it would be smart for me to make sure that the workers are insured. That does seem smart since installing a roof is pretty dangerous.

  40. Ridley Fitzgerald Reply

    Thanks for the advice for choosing a roofing contractor. I agree that we need to find someone who has been in business in our neighborhood for at least a handful of years. We need to get some of our shingles repaired, so I’ll keep this in mind!

  41. Derek Dewitt Reply

    My wife and I need to repair part of our roof due to water damage, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about choosing a roofing company that is well-established. We’ll be sure to find someone with lots of experience so they are less likely to make mistakes.

  42. Katie Wilson Reply

    I agree that you need to check a roofer who is certified. It would make sense to find someone who is qualified would show they are good. My husband and I are looking for a roofer, so we’ll have to check their certification first.

  43. Gerty Gift Reply

    I liked what you said about making sure to get some references. I never really thought about how important it is to check out the referrals. I think that they can help to give you a good idea of what to expect with the services of different companies.

  44. Katie Wilson Reply

    I agree that communication is important when choosing a roofer. It would be smart to find a roofer who is qualified and experienced as well. My husband and I are looking for a roofer, so we’ll have to make sure they communicate well first.

  45. Katie Wilson Reply

    Thanks for the tip about considering if a roofer has workers compensation insurance. It would be smart to find someone with the right insurance in order to know they are professionals. My sister’s roof was damaged in a recent storm, so she’ll have to find an insured roofer to help out.

  46. Katie Wilson Reply

    I agree that you want to find a roofer who is well established. It would make sense to find someone who is established in order to know how qualified they are. My husband and I are looking for someone to replace a damaged gutter, so we’ll have to find someone with experience to get the job done right.

  47. Ellie Davis Reply

    My husband and I are building a new house and need to find a roofer to come and get all of the roof work done. Thank you for pointing out that we should make sure and hire a roofer that has worked in our community for a long time. I’ll have to ask around and do some research and hopefully, I can find the best roofer in my area.

  48. Tony Reply

    All Storms Solutions offers a quality service. This article provides great advice for those searching for the right company to install a roof over you heads! Always ask your friends and neighbors for recommendations.

  49. Camille Devaux Reply

    My sister just moved into a new home the other day. She is worried about her new house’s roof and wants to get a professional to help to fix. It would benefit her to know to check referrals and references of a contractor.

  50. Raymond Cooper Reply

    I’m thinking of getting a new roof soon, so I appreciated your article. I thought it was helpful how you suggested I take the time to get references before deciding on a roofer. I’ll be sure to do this since I want to make sure I hire the best roofer possible to handle my roof replacement.

  51. Senika Victors Reply

    I appreciate learning that I can contact the BBB and look up the reviews on the professional in case I don’t have someone to ask when it comes to hiring a good roofer. After all, I am fairly new to the neighborhood, and I do not think there is anyone that I can ask for a referral. I will start checking the websites and some reviews since something happened to the roof, and I need to get it repaired ASAP.

  52. Kate Welling Reply

    I like how you said that communication is key. It makes sense that you would want to build your relationship on trust and transparency, as you mentioned. My sister is building a new home, so I will let her know this information when she starts searching for a roofing contractor.

  53. Caden Dahl Reply

    Of the things you have listed here, I’d say that having good communication is one of the better things you can do. With that, you’d be able to let the contractor know of any changes that could possibly come up and if there are any problems. If I were to have my roof redone or installed new, I’d for sure see about hiring a professional.

  54. Gary Puntman Reply

    I would love to get a new roof installed next spring. I want to start searching for a company to hire right now. It’s definitely important to make sure they are good at communicating. They should be easy to get in contact with and find out information from, like you said.

  55. Silas Knight Reply

    You’ve got good advice here for hiring a roofer. I like how you said that you have to make sure they have a good reputation that’s established. We’re looking to hire someone to inspect our roof because I think it’s leaking. I’ll be sure to do the research needed to hire a good company!

  56. Taylor Anderson Reply

    My roof is falling apart, so I’ve been wanting to get it replaced as soon as I can. It was helpful when you mentioned that I should ask the roofer for previous client references, so I can get more information on the quality of their work. These tips could help me find a great roofer in my area, so thank you for sharing them.

  57. Derek Dewitt Reply

    My wife and I need to replace our roof due to recent storm damages so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about choosing a company that has good reviews. I’ll be sure to check for these online so we can narrow down our choices based on what past clients have said.

  58. Bernard Button Reply

    Thanks for the tips for choosing a roofer. We need one because our shingles are damaged, so this is great. I’ll be sure to find someone who has an established company, like you said.

  59. Larry Weaver Reply

    Thanks for explaining how you should find a roofing company that is established. My roof has a big hole in it due to a hailstorm that recently passed by. Since I really need my roof fixed, I’ll be sure to find a roofing business that has plenty of experience.

  60. Camille Devaux Reply

    I was on the phone the other day with my sister. She wanted to know a little more about the importance of getting a roofing company and how it is done. It might help her to know that she should be looking out for references that speak highly of the company.

  61. Mark Murphy Reply

    I really appreciate your tip to check and see if the warranty on your roof is still valid. My wife and I have been thinking of getting a house in an area that gets a lot of rain, and we want to make sure that we don’t get any leaks. I will be sure to tell my wife that we should try and check the warranty on the roof first!

  62. Camille Devaux Reply

    I have a friend that is thinking about getting a roofing company. It is nice to know that she can look into getting a referral to find the right place. My sister might like knowing this as she looks into it further.

  63. Gerty Gift Reply

    I liked how you talked about how important communication is. My friend was talking about what she wants to look for in a roofer. I think that this is definitely something that is an important quality to have in anyone you hire.

  64. Derek Dewitt Reply

    I need to replace part of my roof this summer. I like your point about getting references. I’ll be sure to request this so I can verify this past work.

  65. Katie Wilson Reply

    Thanks for these great tips on how to choose a roofer. Finding someone who communicates well is a great piece of advice. My husband and I are looking for a roofer, so we’ll have to find someone who communicates well.

  66. Katie Wilson Reply

    Thanks for the advice on what to look for when choosing a roofer. I’m trying to find someone to install new gutters on my home before the rainy season really starts here. When I do, I’ll have to remember your advice about checking with the BBB to find out about their referrals first.

  67. Olivia Nelson Reply

    Thanks for these tips on how to find a good roofer. It would make sense to find someone who is qualified and experienced as you suggest. My husband and I are looking for a roofer, so we’ll have to check their experience first.

  68. Katie Wilson Reply

    You make a lot of good points when you suggest finding a good siding service. I agree that you want to check their references in order to know they are qualified. My husband and I are looking for a siding service, so we’ll have to check their references first.

  69. Katie Wilson Reply

    Thanks for these tips on how to find a good roofer. It would make sense to find someone who is going to have good referrals. My husband and I need a roofer to install some vinyl siding, so we’ll have to check their referrals first.

  70. Callum Palmer Reply

    I’m needing some roofing work done. I don’t have the experience or tools to do the work. It would be a good idea to go with a contractor.

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