Hiring a professional roofing contractor you can trust to do quality work is harder than you might think. As with almost all services, not all roofing companies are the same. To get the most bang for your buck, it is important to explore and research your options to find the best roofing company for your particular job. Whether your primary focus is on budget, services, or reputation, in today’s blog, we at Tim Leeper Roofing would like to share with you this guide to hopefully assist you in the process of finding the right roofing contractor.
DON’T FOCUS EXCLUSIVELY ON PRICE
Price is obviously important. When you are on a tight budget, it can begin to feel like the only thing that matters, sending you searching for the absolute cheapest contractor to complete the job. While this can save you money up front, it doesn’t ensure that the roofing services performed are quality. And when you have inferior, cheap work done on your roof, you can’t count on it keeping you and your home dry and protected for decades to come, which may end up costing you more in the long run. In short, don’t become to hung up on price; the principle that you get what you pay for can also apply to shopping for roofing contractors.
Additionally, when getting your roofing quote be sure to ask if this number could change and how. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we always strive to be transparent and provide an honest and accurate estimate and stand by it. Get your free, no-hassle quote today!
CONSIDER WARRANTIES AND INSURANCE
Although this is something you typically can assume that most established roofing companies offer, it is not something that is guaranteed with smaller private contractors. Before you agree to any services, ask to see certificates that confirm liability insurance, workers compensation, validity, etc. Taking this simple step can provide you with the assurance that you will be covered if something goes wrong or the services you receive don’t meet your expectations. Additionally, be sure to ask what kind of warranties they offer as well as the warranties of the products they are using.
KEEP WRITTEN RECORDS
As with any investment or big purchase, read through all the terms and conditions thoroughly and make sure that you get a copy of all the agreements. This includes a detailed listing of services, along with payment and costs. The goal of doing this is to not only protect yourself if your contractor does shoddy work, but it will keep you from overpaying or being unpleasantly surprised by unsatisfactory work.
While there is nothing wrong with hiring a roofing contractor from a different area, hiring local seems to almost always be the better option. Hiring local gives you an opportunity to choose based on the reputation earned throughout the community, which is, more often than not, quite reliable. Additionally, many roofing contractors take great pride in the communities to which they belong and are passionate about providing quality services that improve the community. This is certainly the case at Tim Leeper Roofing. It is our goal to provide the Nashville area with the best possible residential and commercial roofing services. All of our work is guided by professionalism, transparency, and excellence. Whether you need a roof repair, replacement, or routine inspection, we are poised to help.