Use these 6 questions to help your decision
When you are about to make a major investment, it pays to make sure you are making the right choice. That is why you need to evaluate the proposals from several different roofing companies before you make your final decision.
There are many things that can affect your decision, but here are six questions that will help you find the right roofer for your needs.
What are your budget needs?
The needs of your business and the size of your budget will determine just how much you can get for your money.
Roofing is a big-ticket item, so it pays to find a roofing company that can work within your budget. Some roofers might not be able to offer certain services, like free repairs for 10 years, if they need to charge more due to the location or size of your property. So before you make any commitments, make sure you know what’s included in the quote and if it’s something you want.
What is the scope of work for this project?
The scope of your project will largely dictate the cost. If you want to replace your roof, that is going to be more expensive than if you just need repairs. Getting an estimate will help you know what to expect in terms of pricing.
What are the company’s payment policies?
You want to make sure that you will get paid for your investment upfront. Some companies may ask for a down payment before they start work, but others may agree to pay after the job is completed. It may also depend on the scope of work; some larger projects might require a down payment or an agreement to pay in installments. You should get all of this information before signing any contracts and starting work on your home.
How many years does the company guarantee its work?
You don’t want something that will need fixing within a few months of installation; it would be better if they provided a warranty for at least 10-15 years. This way, you know they stand behind their product and won’t have any issues with it anytime soon (if ever).
What happens with my old roofing materials?
Some roofers offer recycling programs with pick-up and drop-off services, which
Do you have any special requests?
One of the first things you should do before you start talking to any roofing company is to make a list of what you are looking for, such as:
- Do you want to have solar panels installed on your roof?
- Is there a certain material that the roof has to be built out of?
- What are your primary concerns with the roof?
- If there was something that needed fixing or updating, what would it be?
If your house is an older home, what kind of material would look best on top of it?
Knowing these types of things can help you save time in the long run.
Once you’ve made your list, look at each roofing company’s proposals and see if they offer all (or most) of the items on your list. This way, when talking with different contractors, you can find one who will meet all (or most) of your needs.
What is the length of warranty on installation and labor?
The length of warranty on installation and labor is important because it will be the most telling sign of how confident they are about their work. If the company only offers one year, it may not be a good sign.
How do you handle customer satisfaction after installation?
After installing your roof, you want to make sure that your customers are satisfied. It’s key to the success of the project.
One way to determine how well a company will perform is to ask them about their customer satisfaction process. If they have an established customer service process in place, then it should be easy for you to feel confident about hiring them for your project.
It’s also worth asking if they offer any guarantees on their services. Again, this is something that should be included in their proposal and easy for you to make sure are met.
Lastly, make sure that the company has a good warranty policy in place. Your roof will last around 15 years on average, so it’s worth making sure that there are protections in place to ensure that your investment is protected for as long as possible.
What are your payment terms?
It is important to know how you’re going to be paying for your roof. This can be either in full or over time. It will depend on what the company has to offer and what your preference is.
Are you looking for a local roofing company?
We hope these tips and questions will help you evaluate future roofing proposals with ease. If you are in need of local roofing services, give us a call today to speak to our team of roofing experts or fill out our FREE roof inspection form.