Hiring the right roofer is more important than many homeowners think. Considering the costly consequences of a botched roofing project, you should exercise due diligence to choose the most-qualified contractor.
Be it for roof repair or replacement, use these tips to separate the good roofers from the bad:
Check for a License and Insurance
In a state that has trade requirements in place for professional roofers, only consider licensed companies. Licensed contractors, like Tedrick’s Roofing, have the essential level of competence to provide satisfactory services while playing by the rules. You can’t expect the same from unlicensed roofers.
Also, insurance is important. An insured roofing contractor wouldn’t leave you high and dry in the event of worker injury or property damage. Ask for verifiable proof of license and insurance before you consider hiring someone.
Local roofers offer intangibles that non-local companies generally can’t provide. The degree of familiarity with the region’s climate among local contractors is superior to that of non-local ones. Roofers that operate in your city know the latest building codes, too.
In the event of a project’s failure, a local company is easier to reach and be held accountable for the problem since its headquarters is closer to you.
Then again, don’t just choose a contractor solely because it’s local. Choose an experienced local roofer with an established reputation in the community. The Better Business Bureau® is an authoritative source of information about contractor integrity. It rates companies based on trustworthiness using relevant metrics like business practice transparency.
Don’t Go for the Lowest Bidder
Keep your project on budget, but price isn’t the best measure of contractor proficiency. Usually, contractors bid low to make up for their less impressive credentials. In turn, you might not receive the highest level of workmanship.
Always choose a certified contractor for the roofing solution you need to guarantee faultless work the first time. If you’re in the market for GAF products, a Master Elite® roofer is your best bet.
At Tedrick’s Roofing, we take pride in holding advanced credentials to inspire confidence, provide flawless work and deliver best-in-class customer service. We’re licensed, insured, factory-certified by leading manufacturers, including GAF, CertainTeed, Owens Corning® and IKO®. We also have an A%20 rating with the BBB, which is the highest any accredited company can achieve.
Let’s get your roofing project started. Contact us today to schedule your FREE, no-obligation roof inspection and estimate in Federal Way, WA, at your most convenient date and time.