Would you know what to look for in a roofer? What process would you go through to hire a roofer? First, let’s look briefly at what not to do.
There are multiple factors and characteristics that make a roofer a “chuck in a truck”, aka a roofer that recently transitioned from another profession like plumber or handy man. Often these types of “roofers” are not properly licensed and insured. Be sure your roofing company is license and insured so you are protected. If you search online for a roofer, you will see many roofers listed, but this does not mean they are a reputable, licensed, and insured roofing company. This is because in North Carolina roofing is a non-regulated business, so anyone could claim to be legitimate. Ask the business to produce a copy of their license and insurance to be certain you are working with a professional.
Not What to Look for in a Roofer
After a business comes to your house for an estimate, here are a few red flags to watch out for:
- they do not get on the roof to measure
- they give you a price off the top of their head
- they are uninformative about your roof and what it needs
- they don’t discuss their products in detail
- the sales person is adamant about you signing on the spot without getting other estimates
A type of roofer that is reminiscent of a “chuck in a truck” is a “storm chaser.” These are companies that will go around the country chasing storms looking for your insurance money. These companies sometimes take your rightfully deserved insurance claim and scam you with an inferior roof that is often worse than the one they took off.
What to Look for in a Roofer
The reason these inauthentic roofers are able to get away with providing low quality work and product is most homeowners have not been advised as to what questions to ask or what to look for in a roofer. Some of the most valuable questions that should be asked are:
- if they pay taxes
- if they’re insured
- if they possess Workman’s Comp. & General Liability
- are any warranties or guarantees offered
- if they’re certified and if so, what is the certification
- if the company is local or not
- if they do anything besides roofing
Asking these questions could save you thousands of dollars.
So why is Chief Roofing the best company to exemplify what to look for in a roofer? Chief Roofing has been in business for 30 years working in and around the triangle. Chief Roofing has worked the same crew for those years while doing above and beyond government standard work. We provide quality workmanship and our excellent staff cherishes each job we are given. This is how we hold true to our motto, to have “every job done as if it was our own.” When our salesmen come out to visit your home, they strive to be informative about every facet of your project because you have the right to know what you could spend hundreds or potentially, thousands of dollars on. We lay out an a la carte style proposal so you don’t have to choose options you don’t want. Chief Roofing provides what you need and want; we don’t just add options that are unnecessary. Knowing what to look for in a roofer will help you feel comfortable and confident when reaching out to us. So call Chief Roofing at (919) 732-5028 to setup your free estimate today.