Your roof plays a pivotal role in protecting your home from the elements. The materials and service for roof installation and repair also do not come cheap, so you need to know that you can trust the person you’re hiring to do a good job.
To help you avoid long-term damage from a bad roof job, we’ve put together a few tips to finding a real professional you can put your faith in.
Don’t Settle for the Cheapest Guy
When it comes to hiring the right roofers for the job, you often get what you pay for. Some unlicensed roofers bid low because it increases their chances of landing the job. You don’t want to skimp on quality roofing repair or replacement. The long-term costs of using an unlicensed, un-bonded or uninsured roofer far outweigh the short term savings.
Make Sure You’re Hiring a Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Roofer
Licensed roofers must have a certain amount of experience, pass a business management test, and maintain zero outstanding complaints. Once you’ve chosen a licensed roofer, it is important to make sure they are also bonded and insured. Bonded roofers have money set aside to compensate customers if any accidents or damages do occur during the roofing project. It is also important to make sure that your roofer is insured. If the contractor is not insured and gets hurt while working on your home, the claim will be filed against your homeowners insurance. If your roofer is insured (and they should be!) the claim will go against the roofer’s insurance.
Local Roofers vs. Storm Chasers
It is usually best to go with a local company or a company that at least has offices in your area. After a large storm hits, there are many people in need of roofers – and fast. This attracts what we call “storm chasers” and “fly by night” roofing companies. Think about it: your roofer should guarantee their work for an extended period of time. If something happens to your newly repaired roof, you’ll have better chances at holding a local company accountable than a storm chaser. Local roofers understand that their reputation is at stake, so it is in their best interest to make sure the customer is fully satisfied.
Because your roof is an important element to your home, when it needs repair or replacement, make sure you do your research on your roofer.
We’re a Local Roofer You Can Trust!
Dowell Roofing is a certified licensed, bonded, and insured roofer serving the Middle Tennessee area. Call today to schedule your free roof inspection at 615-584-3265.