If you are looking for a residential roofing contractor to help with your new roof – or a commercial roofing company to work on your business project – finding the right professional roofing team is your most important step. Your roofing project is too important to leave up to chance. But how you can find the best roofer for the job?
Here are some simple ways to vet Venice area roofing companies which will allow you to have more confidence in your decision.
Vetting Your Roofing Contractor
- Verify The Company’s Viability To Do Business: It is important to confirm that the company is not only properly operating now, but has been a member in good community standing during its existence. First, verify that the roofing contractor has a physical address.
Fly-by-night organizations often come into town to try to pick up a few jobs and then move on. A physical address shows stability and commitment. Check with the state licensing board to make sure that the roofing contractor is currently licensed and can legally do business in the state of Florida. Ask the company for documentation of its insurance coverages.
They should carry policies both for workman’s compensation and to protect your property. Any roofing company which cannot provide you with an address, license and insurance information should be off your prospective list.
- Look at The Company Track Record: There are many ways to determine if your prospective roofing contractor is right for your project. You can start by visiting their offices and asking to browse past work, or by reading their reviews to see what past customers have to say. A professional roofing company should also provide at least one or two references who you can call for direct information and feedback. Be sure to ask about years in business, and expertise in the exact type of work you are looking for.
In other words, if you are looking for a new shingle cool roof, ask specifically for their experience in that area. Finally, you can usually check the Better Business Bureau – or Google – to see if there are any outstanding complaints or serious legal issues with the organization.
Here’s a Tip: If a roofing contractor is also a general contractor, this may be a strong indication of their overall expertise.
- Meet With the Company Representative: It is a well-known adage. “People work with people they like.” There is no substitute for speaking one on one with a representative from the roofing company. Although you can meet them at their offices, we recommend an on-site visit.
It is very beneficial for the roofing contractor to see the situation firsthand. This will allow the him or her to give a professional assessment, answer any specific questions, and visually judge the extent of the project.
The roofing contractor can also give advice and make recommendations as to materials, styles, or alternatives to fit your budget. This is also a great time to discuss timing and methodology. This meeting will permit both of you to determine if the roofing company is the right fit for your project, and if there is a professional rapport.
The roof over your head provides safety and security for decades.
Therefore, it is important that you hire the Venice roofing contractor who has longevity in the community and a solid track record. At Kingdom Roofing, we take pride in our reputation for customer service and quality. How can we help you today?