Whether you are a new homeowner or have been in your home for many years,
any sort of sudden roof repairs that you might have not anticipated may be nerve
wrecking. Where do I start? What company will provide the best price? Is this
company reliable? Can I count on them to guide me through the process and
afterwards? With an inundation of options available online, it is important that
any homeowner do their research before deciding who to hire. What are some of
the top questions homeowners ask when it comes to roofing repairs or
Who is this roofing company? How do I know that they are reliable? One indicator
of reliability is reading reviews that other homeowners have left. Is the company
insured? It is important to always ask for proper licenses to do the scope of work.
Are they accredited? A reliable business accreditation company is the Better
Business Bureau (BBB). Most reliable roofing contractors will be listed on this
website with a rating. Always look for A or A+ ratings as those companies have
proven to be the best in the industry.
Repairing or replacing a roof is a large investment. Deciding on a roofing company
also depends on the type of materials used to replace your roof. What kind of
warranty will be provided should the roofing materials get damaged? Who is
guaranteeing the warranty and are they reliable? Are the materials being used
high quality? Always ask your roofing contractor about the options they offer.
Whether it be asphalt shingles, wood shingles, metal roofing, slate etc., always
ask what kind of warranty will be provided. Any reputable roofing contractor will
When homeowners start doing research for a roofing company, they will either
ask their friends/family/neighbors for recommendations, check on google for top
rated companies, or look at websites. Once they find a company and reach out,
how responsive is the company? The usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours for an
initial response. Once the appointment is set for the estimate, how punctual is
the company? Once the project starts, how communicative will the company be
as far as time frames from start to finish of the roofing repair or replacement? If
there are unforeseen circumstances or delays, how communicative will the
roofing contractor be?
Depending on the scope of work needed to repair or replace a roof, the prices can
range from $5,000 all the way up to $40,000 or more. Most roofing companies
require an initial deposit to start the work, the second down payment when they
are half-way done, and the rest once work has been completed. If you are going
through your insurance company, roofing contractors will work directly with the
insurance to get payment. Larger roofing companies might also offer in-house
financing options to help offset the out-of-pocket costs.