Hiring a roofer isn’t hard when you know what to look for. When you can spot the signs of a solid, reputable company, you know your home will be taken care of.
A quality roof is vital to the longevity of your home. It’s one of the most expensive updates many homeowners make. You need to be confident in your choice. From our industry experience, we’ve compiled a list of red flags — behaviors of companies that you don’t want working on your home.
1. They Can’t Show You Their License
When hiring a roofer, always ask to see their license. Checking up on certifications is part of doing your due diligence as a homeowner. Make sure you have proof that your roofer is licensed to work in the state and they have the right training and insurance coverage to meet your standards.
2. They Lack Communication Skills
If you reach out to a roofer for a quote and they don’t get back to you for over a week, you may question their communication skills, and rightly so. Any service provider you’re entrusting with your home should answer your calls or emails promptly.
3. They Rush You to Sign a Contract
If you feel pressure to sign a roof replacement contract on the spot, run in the other direction. No reputable roofer will force you to make a decision right away. They will let you think it over, get other quotes and then make your choice. If you find a roofer offering a “one-time” deal, don’t take it!
4. Roofers Who Appear Out of Nowhere
If you’re thinking about hiring a roofer who stopped by your home after a big storm, think again. Storm chasers are rarely professionals, nor are they people who have your best interests in mind. They are looking for vulnerable homeowners with roof damage who will pay them on the spot. They are known for shoddy work that’s not up to code, and they also have a tendency to disappear after they collect!
5. They Don’t Offer References
Don’t hire a roofer without asking for references. Ask them who their last customer was, and call them to find out if the work met their expectations. When roofers take care of their clients, their clients are more than willing to recommend them!
At the Roof Doctor, we prioritize you. You need a cost-effective roof replacement that does the job, looks beautiful and adds to your home value. Call us today — we are who you’re looking for when you’re hiring a roofer.