There are a lot of roofing contractors out there: some better than others, and some you’ll want to steer clear of altogether. How do you distinguish reputable contractor from the fly-by-night scammer rolling through town? How do you choose the best contractor for your project, and where do you begin? How do you protect yourself and your property from being taken advantage of, less than quality work, or getting ripped off?
Those are some of the questions you may have when starting your search for a contractor – and we are here to provide you with guidance, reassurance, and a list of practical steps you can take to protect your investment.
10 Steps to Finding a Reliable Roofing Inspection Contractor
If you’re experiencing problems with your roof, a professional roofing inspection is the obvious first step toward fixing them. When you need a roofing inspection contractor, consider the following steps to finding a quality roofer:
- Ask your friends and neighbors, who may recently have had work done on their homes, for referrals.
- Check with the Better Business Bureau, and your local chamber of commerce.
- Once you’ve identified a few possible roofing contractors, ask for local references. And, follow up with these past customers, asking about their experiences with the contractor.
- Make sure the roofer is licensed, bonded, and insured for your area. The roofer should be able to show you copies of these documents.
- Check for warranties and guarantees on both materials and workmanship.
- It’s best to work with a local, established company with a permanent local address. After severe and/or widespread storms, it’s not unusual to find out-of-state roofers combing a neighborhood looking for work. Proceed with caution.
- Get a detailed, written roofing estimate, making sure that the specifications of each bid are identical. The estimate should cover the cost of the entire project, permits, timing, materials, cleanup, and warranties.
- Confirm that the contractor is experienced with the type of roofing material being used on your home.
- Confirm that the contractor is registered with the manufacturer of the roofing material they will install.
- When the job is complete, get a lien waiver. This confirms that the contractor has paid the manufacturer for the materials used on your project.
Remember that your roofing contractor should be your ally, acting as a consultant with your best interests in mind. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – a good contractor will want to help you understand and will be willing to address your concerns. By doing some homework up front, you’ll help to ensure a successful experience for everyone involved in the project.
Need a Reputable Roofing Inspection Contractor?
If you’d like to schedule a roofing inspection to diagnose specific problems or evaluate the overall condition of your roof, contact All Roofing Solutions. We are a family-owned & operated Delaware & Pennsylvania roofing contractor with over 15 years of local experience in residential & commercial roofing. Our mission is to provide top-notch workmanship and the best customer service experience to our customers.
Here are some facts about our company:
- 15+ Years of Roofing Experience
- Full Service, Residential and Commercial Roofer
- Fully Licensed & Insured Contractor
- Valid Workers Compensation Policy
- 30 Year Workmanship Guarantee on Full Roof Replacements
- General Liability Insurance
- Lien Waver to Protect the Homeowners From Material Liens
- Better Business Bureau Member
- Complimentary Extended Material Warranty
- 24 HR Emergency Service to Current Customers
- On Site Quality Control
- Factory Certified Installers
Join the ranks of our happy clients today!
Call 302-725-ROOF (7663) in DE or 610-551-ROOF (7663) in PA to schedule your inspection or for free estimate!