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-wracking. Where do you start? What company will provide the best price? Is this company reliable? Can you count on them to guide you 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 replacements?
Reliability and Public Perception
Who is this roofing company? How do you 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 related to the scope of work that is to be done. 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.
Quality of Service and Materials
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 provide warranty.
When homeowners start doing research for a roofing company, they will either ask their friends, family, and/or 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.
Jireh General Contractors is a BBB Accredited company with an A+ rating. Our goal is to help our clients have the home of their dreams by using high-quality materials and workmanship to provide the best roofing services. Call us today (info directly below) for more details!