Hiring a roofing contractor is sometimes one of the most stressful experiences for homeowners. For this reason, Ami Feller from the Roofer Chicks gives some great tips on what one should look for when hiring a roofer in this video. She starts by saying that one should opt for a local roofing professional, especially if they’re in a storm market.
However, she notes that technology has made it easy for contractors to appear local when not, so a homeowner should do their homework to ensure they have customers in the local area.
Next, one should ask for a copy of a roofer’s insurance and ensure it’s not expired. A reputable roofing contractor will be transparent about their process and operation, which means readily providing a copy of the insurance. When filing an insurance claim instead of paying cash, a roofer with Xactimate training is a great fit.
Ami then says a homeowner should check a roofing contractor’s reviews. A reputable roofer should have many great reviews, not just a few. It’s also a good idea to ask for referrals from local clients, whom one should call to get more insight. A homeowner should also ensure they’re with the BBB and accredited.
Ami also mentions that hiring a manufacturer-accredited roofer is a good idea. Besides that, she says a reputable roofing contractor will ideally belong to an organization like RCAT and hold a valid license even if the law does not require it. Ami concludes by saying it’s wise to talk to a roofing contractor’s problem customers to see how they handle things when they don’t go right. With these tips, you’ll be well on your way toward finding the right roofer.