All roofers need to begin somewhere, but you should think twice before agreeing to be your roofing company’s first customer.
If you want to ensure that your roofing project is completed efficiently, it’s best to choose a roofer that is professional as well as experienced.
Inquire as to how long the roofer has been in business and ask for verification regarding the history of the business, certifications, licenses, and insurance.
As a general rule of thumb, you should consider choosing a roofer that has been established for at least three years. A business that has been established for at least three years most likely has overcome many of the obstacles that face newer companies.
When you are selecting a roofing company, it may seem overwhelming to determine if the company is professional.
The best way to make this assessment is to simply interview the roofing company. At best, you should try to schedule at least an hour or so to talk with the roofer first hand. This is a great way to determine if the roofer is knowledgeable about the industry and it also gives you a chance to ask any questions you may have.
Write down your questions before you interview the roofer. Ask if they are licensed with any of the national roofing associations such as the National Roofing Contractors Association or the National Association of Home Builders. This is especially important if your state doesn’t require roofers to be licensed.
Ask for references. Along with “no problem” references, ask for the name of a previous client who had a complaint that the roofer solved. This is a great way to determine if the company has a history of solving problems that may arise during the project in a reasonable manner.