There comes a time in every homeowner’s life in which they have to have their roof replaced or repaired. However, picking out a trustworthy roofing contracting company is not as easy as you would think it would be. As a large investment, your roof needs the very best professionals working on it. So how do you know if you have found the company that will do right by you, or if you are going to be less than thrilled about the finished state of your roof? Continue reading below to find out how you can guarantee you hire the most reliable roofing contractor in all of Indiana and Ohio.
Start your search
There are many ways for you to begin your search for a roofing company. The first place that many people start is on the internet or in the yellow pages. While we think there are plenty of great online resources you can use to find the top-rated roofing companies in your area, we think there might be a way to better go about it. Word of mouth sure does get around, and asking friends and family members to tell you about roofing contractors that they have used in the past will give you a very accurate idea of what sort of service you can expect should you decide to hire them. Not only will those you know be vocal about if a company did a wonderful job, but they will also absolutely share with you what companies did not live up to their expectations. If you want to be extremely thorough, we would suggest that you ask your friends and family some of the following questions:
- If you needed more roof work completed, would you hire this contractor again?
- If you needed this roofer to be at your home quickly to deal with a leak or another issue, what are the chances they would arrive promptly?
- How closely did the final cost match up with what you were originally quoted?
- Did the roof work that was completed cause any damage to your home, landscaping, or other property?
- Did the roofing company make sure that their mess was cleaned up once the work was over?
What should you look for in a quality roofer?
Once you have narrowed down your search a bit, you have to pick out the best from the mediocre. The first thing you need to ensure is that every roofing company you are considering has workers’ compensation coverage, as well as liability insurance. Next, get an estimate from each of the contracting companies you are considering. These quotes should be free and if the company wants to charge you for them, we would suggest that you take them out of the running.
Now you are beginning to see that your list is getting shorter. You should ensure that the company you hire also will give you a warranty on your roof that will cover everything from leaks to labor-related issues. At the very least, your warranty should last for a year. However, we would suggest trying to get a warranty that will cover costs for at least two years.
Consider the team
This may not be something that everyone would recommend you think about before hiring a roofing team, but we certainly do. Meeting some of the people working for the company before hiring them is a great choice. You want to know that you will be able to trust those who are working on your home before you hire them. Additionally, getting a general first impression will often tell you everything you need to know about whether or not you should hire a certain roofing company over another.
Distinguishing the best from the rest
When it comes to selecting the very best roofing company, you could follow the advice above, or you could simply understand that Silver Leaf Contracting is the best. We offer both residential and commercial roofing services, as well as siding, exterior painting and more. If you want to know all that we have to offer to you, be sure to call us today. Additionally, you can learn as much as you need to know about our services and how we can help you when you visit our services page. We look forward to helping you make your home a better, safer and a more comfortable place for you and your family to spend your time.