As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to thoroughly research the contractors that you intend on having fix or replace your roof — after all, with the average roof costing $350 to $500 per square (100 square feet), choosing a quality shingle roof contractor has some expensive implications.
In today’s blog post, Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors, your local single roof contractor in the Pocono’s and Stroudsburg area, will be discussing a few tips and tricks that you can use when trying to find the best residential roofing company for your next project.
Step One: Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Around
If there is one surefire way to find a residential roofing company that won’t let you down, it is to speak to someone that has already used a shingle roof contractor for a project of their own. Local referrals are a great way to ensure that you will be enlisting the help of proven roofing expert — and on top of that, some contractors will even provide some sort of financial incentive for people who refer them to others.
Step Two: Look At Reviews
Once you have asked your friends and family for shingle roofing contractor recommendations, you will likely have narrowed down your pool of choices to a handful of companies. In order to even further refine your pool of potential contractors, it is important to go online to check out the reviews that each company has gotten in the last six months.
There are a variety of different ways to check a company’s reviews, but among the most efficient are websites or services like Yelp, Google Reviews, and Top Rated Local®. By checking the reviews for a company you can learn more about people’s past experiences, as well as how responsive that the shingle roof contractor is to their clients.
Step Three: Schedule An Inspection/Estimate
Next, once you have refined your residential roofing company search even more, it is time to reach out to the companies that you have found to be most desirable for a quote or project estimate. All too often, people reach out to the first company that they see — not realizing that they can contact multiple companies to try and get the best deal possible.
Some contractors will be able to provide you with an estimate over the phone, but in most cases, it is best to choose a shingle roof contractor that is willing to come to inspect your property before providing you with a quote — allowing you to avoid having project estimate grow on the day of the roof replacement.
Step Four: Before Any Work Is Done, Check For Proper Licensing & Insurance
So you have found a shingle roofing contractor that is proven to handle projects well and has given you a reasonable quote. It is time to sign the paperwork, right? Well, not quite.
Before you make the final decision to have a contractor replace your roof, it is time to make sure that they have the proper licensing and insurance — to protect yourself in the case that your roof becomes further damaged.
Step Five: Schedule The Replacement
So you have finally done it. At last, you have found a shingle roof contractor that is proven, reliable, and willing to replace your roof at a reasonable price. Now it is time to schedule the project. When scheduling your roofing replacement, or even a simple repair, for that matter, it is important that you choose a time that is convenient for you and your family. For example, it might be more beneficial for you to schedule the project for mid-day — ensuring that your family will not be home to deal with the loud noises that frequently occur when roof work is being done.
Once your project is scheduled, simply kick back and relax. After all, it is the contractor’s job now, not yours!
For Your Next Project Contact Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors
At Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors we specialize in roof replacement and repairs for homeowners in the Pocono’s and Stroudsburg areas. We take great pride in not only the quality of our work but also in the experience that we are able to provide for our customers.
So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a proven shingle roof contractor for your upcoming shingle roof repair or replacement, look no further than Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors. Contact us today to receive your free project quote!