Many of the upgrades you make to your home are by choice, but roof repairs are different! Your roof is critical to the structural integrity of your home, making repairs or replacements among the most important projects you can undertake as a homeowner. If you’re handy around the house, you might be tempted to have a crack at correcting problems with your roof, but this isn’t a task you want to DIY. When your family’s safety is on the line, it’s essential to find a qualified roofing contractor to handle any roofing repairs or replacements. But how do you know who to trust? Chief Roofing, Inc. is here to help! Let’s take a look at the top tips for finding the right roofing contractor for your home.
A business’s reputation often precedes them. When you’re looking for a roofing contractor who can get the job done right, your first step should be asking friends, family, and neighbors if they have any recommendations. The more personal the recommendation is, the better! Don’t just go with the first Google result you come across. Instead, take the time to read online reviews and search the company name to see what comes up. You should be wary of any roofing company that comes with multiple negative ratings or disappointing word of mouth.
We know that everyone has to start somewhere, and we aren’t knocking newer businesses and contractors! But when it comes to something as important as roofing repairs or replacements, experience really does matter. You’ll want to look at how long a company has been in business, the quality of their past work, and what their Better Business Bureau rating is.
BBB information can be especially helpful since it shows how many years a company has been in business, how long they’ve been accredited, its rating, and its reviews. For example, our BBB listing shows that we’ve been in business for 30 years, accredited since 2009, and have a solid A+ rating! That’s not all—our roofing crew also has an impressive 150 years of combined experience to ensure every project we take on exceeds expectations.
Roofing can be a dangerous job, which is why we discourage homeowners from tackling repairs on their own. Having the right tools, materials, safety equipment, and experience helps to ensure our team’s safety and also guarantees you receive thoroughly professional results. The company you choose should also be prepared for anything! Any reputable roofing contractor will hold the requisite permits and licenses for each job. They will also carry the required insurance for their employees, which covers them if someone is hurt during the repair or installation of your roof. As a responsible homeowner, you’ll want to steer clear of any contractor that can’t provide proof of licensing or insurance.
Any reputable company will be happy to give you a free estimate for the work your roof requires. At Chief Roofing, Inc., our free estimate includes the scope of the work you need done along with the warranty we offer on it. This estimate isn’t a binding contract, but it does allow you to see what our company offers compared to others and helps you budget for the probable cost of the work outlined.
“You get what you pay for” applies to roofing work, too. While it may be true that another company can do it for less, Chief Roofing, Inc. believes that protecting your largest asset isn’t the place to cut corners. Many homeowners allow price to dictate the contractor they choose, but if you end with a substandard job, was it really a bargain to begin with? Estimates are a useful tool in your search for the right contractor, but we don’t recommend basing your entire decision on the bottom line unless you have to.
If you have a choice, focus more on finding a roofing contractor who can answer all your questions, has positive recommendations or reviews, and can deliver superior results safely and efficiently. Thousands of clients throughout North Carolina have thanked us for our stringent code of ethics and quality workmanship. We’ve also been voted a “best of” roofing company for several years in local readers’ polls. Your peace of mind is important to us! If you need roofing work done, we can furnish you with a list of satisfied customers who will be happy to share their positive experiences with us.
Your home is your most valuable asset, so it’s important to choose a roofing contractor you trust to work in and around it. If you meet with someone from a roofing company and don’t feel comfortable with them for any reason, it’s worth listening to that little voice. Some personalities clash and even if everything looks good on paper, your instincts may be trying to tell you something. You don’t owe anyone your business. If you don’t feel confident in a particular person or company, it’s perfectly reasonable to move on until you find someone that’s a good fit.
Finding the right company to fix or replace your roof can be one of the biggest challenges you face as a homeowner. Even if time is of the essence, avoid choosing the first (or second…or third!) contractor you come across if you can. The tips we’ve laid out above will help you in your search for a roofing contractor that’s professional, skilled, and trustworthy—like us!
Chief Roofing, Inc. is committed to providing families in Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding areas with the highest quality roofing and restoration services available. We care about your home and property, and our expert team will do whatever it takes to complete the job to your satisfaction. Whether you need a simple repair done, require an entire roof replacement, or have an emergency that needs immediate attention, our pros are the perfect match! To receive a FREE estimate for your roof, get in touch with us today.