New Roof Installation: How to Find a Quality Roofing Contractor

Roofing replacement is a costly project you want done right the first time, so finding a skilled contractor at a fair price should be your top priority. Don’t rush through this process – vet your contractors carefully as the future of your roof depends on it.

Make sure you hire a professional who will do the job properly, on time, keeping glitches to a minimum.

Shopping for a skilled & reliable roofing contractor is much like shopping for anything else with a large price tag. Do your homework to learn about each potential candidate before taking the plunge with any particular company.

New Roof Installation: How to Find a Quality Roofing Contractor

How to Find a Quality Roofing Contractor

Tips for finding a reliable roofer include:

  • Word of Mouth. Ask your friends, family, or co-workers who they recommend for roof repairs. Call your local Chamber of Commerce for recommendations, check Better Business Bureau as well.
  • Interviews. Contact several roofing companies and get a comparable estimateGetting multiple roofing estimates is key – only by comparing identical information you will know who is the best fit for the job and what the project is going to involve in terms of cost. Ask about their money-down policies. Ten percent down is customary; anything more than 50 percent down could cause you to raise your eyebrows. Compare the materials each contractor prefers to be sure your roof will be repaired or replaced with the best quality available for the price you are paying. Ask them to bring references, and notice if they show up on time. Reliability and exceptional customer service are as important as the skill level they bring to the table.
  • Credentials. Choose a roofing contractor that is licensed and insured in your home state. Ask about both indemnity (liability) and worker’s insurance, noting the coverage end dates. Check the length and types of warranties they provide. Both materials and workmanship warranties can vary greatly, and some roofers offer comprehensive systems warranties as well. A minimum warranty of one year is standard for the roofer’s labor, but many roofers offer longer warranties. Also: make sure that your roofing contractor has a proven experience in installing your particular roofing material.
  • Logistics. Find out how long the job will take to determine if the contractor’s schedule meshes with yours. Ask who will do the actual work: do they have their own team or is there a subcontractor? If the latter, ask the contractor to supply subcontractor contact information, and ask the subcontractor all the same questions.
  • Financing. New roof installations can be pricey. A qualified roofing contractor that provides financing could be the right choice depending on your individual situation.
  • Online. Check the roofer’s online reviews at sites like Google+, Yelp, InsiderPages, or ask around on Facebook and Twitter.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions throughout the hiring process. Home improvement projects are fraught with contracts, fine print, and probably a series of roofing terms you may not understand. Roofing professionals are homeowners just like you and know you want the best for your home. They are used to explaining their vocabulary and process. Be sure you know what to expect from your contractor before the project starts.

Hire Contractors You Can Trust!

If you’d like to schedule a roofing inspection to evaluate the overall condition of your roof, contact All Roofing Solutions.  We’re a family-owned business with nearly 20 years of experience in residential and commercial roofing. Our mission is to provide top-notch workmanship and the best customer service experience to our customers!

We offer a wide range of roofing services to customers throughout Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. Our experienced roofing contractors will help you chose the right materials for your roofing project and install it with the finest craftsmanship you deserve.


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  • Most re-roofing projects are completed in one day.
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Call 302-725-ROOF (7663) in Delaware or 610-551-ROOF (7663) in Pennsylvania to schedule your free consultation! And don’t forget to ask about our discount of $400 off any complete roofing job!


  1. Posted November 10, 2017 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Earlier this year I had to find roofing contractor. I have searched online and compare some. But eventually hired this one who my neighbor recomended me. Word of mouth is always a best choice.

  2. Posted November 16, 2017 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    You made a good point to ask for references from friends and family before hiring the services of a roofing contractor. Some of them may have worked with a good roofer before and were truly satisfied with the work done on their homes. Also, you may want to check with BBB to verify if the company has received any recent complaints. You certainly would like to work with someone whom you can truly trust and rely on with your roofing needs. If I ever need to hire one, I would definitely take this into account. Thanks.

  3. Posted November 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Great tips! You are right that a home owner must do the proper research, evaluate various roofers whether they are licensed, insured, enjoy a good word of mouth and give you good rates and warranty.

  4. Posted November 23, 2017 at 3:38 am | Permalink

    I am looking to fix up the roof of my home. I think that the advice that you provide about choosing the right contractor will be very helpful. I imagine that the point that you made about a time frame would benefit both parties. I will be sure to implement these tips as I choose a professional in my area.

  5. Posted November 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    I like that you mention word of mouth and personal recommendations to help you find a roofing contractor. It makes the search a lot easier when you ask people you already know and trust. I just bought an older home that needs work done on the roof, so this was a helpful post of things to remember while I’m looking to hire someone.

  6. Posted December 13, 2017 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    I like that you suggested choosing a roofer that will let you finance your new roof. I have been looking for someone to install a roof on my new house. I can see how it would be nice to find a contractor that has financing options. That way, I won’t be forced to pay for the entire job all at once.

  7. Posted December 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    I like that you talked about finding a contractor that will match their schedule up with yours. I have been looking for someone to put a new roof on my house. I can see how it would be nice to choose someone that will finish the job quickly because I want the roof done before it starts snowing.

  8. Deanna R. Jones
    Posted January 4, 2018 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I liked your point about comparing prices between roofers. It seems important to know that ten percent down is what someone should expect when hiring a roofer. It also seems like a good idea to compare the roofing materials a contractor uses to make sure that your roof will be repaired with durable materials and tools that will work properly.

  9. Angela Downer
    Posted January 7, 2018 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    I really like your tip about finding a contractor who has the same time frame as yours. It is extremely important for me that I will have some time that overlaps with my contractor so that I can check up on his progress, and sees if he needs anything. If I don’t see him at all, I can’t really see any of the progress, and make sure that we are on track to finish at the decided time.

  10. Posted January 9, 2018 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Word of mouth and interviews are a great way to get a feel for what contractor you like. In addition, I think your suggestion to check credentials should not be over looked. Roofing being a “blue collar” industry, there are a lot of contractors out there who are not licensed or certified in any way.

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