Finding the right service professional nowadays can be hard, but it is even harder in the South Florida market. There are people on every corner promising the lowest price and the quickest installation but how do you know who delivers quality results and who is going to cut corners? Along with the sun and the sand, South Florida comes with its own set of unique
Before you sign any contracts or give anyone any money, here are some things that you should do to ensure you are getting the best possible deal.
Do Your Research
Starting your roofer search is much easier now than it once was. A simple Google search will yield hundreds of results. From there it is up to you to sift through the many company websites and third parties promising rock-bottom pricing.
We recommend visiting potential contractors’ websites directly to get a feel for who they are as a brand and see what they specialize in. Their website is also typically a good indicator of how much time and money they have invested into their business. Companies with bare-bones websites or websites that have clearly not been updated in a long time often do not have the available time and resources to provide high-quality work to every one of their customers.
Make Sure They Are Licensed & Insured
Another way that going directly to their website should help you is in finding their license and insurance number. You can run these numbers back through Google to guarantee they are legit, but all active roofing companies should have their license number on their website. It is typically presented on the bottom of the home page, along with the physical address.
Checking reviews is one of the best ways to make sure you are getting the best service possible. When you are on a potential service provider’s website, they will likely have reviews and testimonials featured. Reading these reviews can help you see what their customers think they do well, but it is also important to check other reviews not listed on their website. Companies typically only feature high quality reviews on their website.
Places like Google, Yelp, NextDoor, and Facebook community groups can be your best friend when deciding on a roofing company.
Talk to People
Another underrated tool at your disposal when trying to find the perfect roofing company is your relationships. If you have friends or family that live in the same area as you and own a home, ask them about what roofers they have worked with in the past. Whether they had a great experience or a terrible one, getting more information about local service providers can only benefit you.
IF none of your close friends or family own homes in your area, get out in the area and talk to your neighbors. If all else fails, those are the people that have experience with roofing repairs and, usually, opinions about the best person to call for repairs. While you may have to take the opinions of people you do not know well with a grain of salt, these recommendations can help you narrow down the huge list of potential roofing contractors.
Request an Estimate
Before committing to any one company, make sure you obtain a written estimate for the work they are going to do. This estimate should provide you with an overview of the project’s cost, scope of work, and timeline. If you are considering a few different contractors, you should get an estimate from each company. By obtaining multiple estimates from different contractors, you can compare prices and services to make the most informed decision.
In terms of your estimate, there should be a few things that are covered, regardless of the person preparing the estimate. The estimate should outline the cost of materials, labor, permits, and any additional charges that you might incur. It should specify the tasks that will be performed, whether that be an inspection, repair, replacement, or installation of new roofing materials. The estimate should also provide an approximate start date and duration of the project, so that you will have an idea of how long the work will take to complete and can plan accordingly.
Check Out Examples of Past Projects
When you are considering working with a new roofing professional, it is vital that you see their previous work to make sure that it meets your quality standards. Many contractors have a section in their website dedicated to featuring photos from previous projects that you can scroll through. If that is not an option, you can always talk to the potential contractor and request photos. This can also help you weed out the less prepared, unprofessional contractors from the rest.
Ask About Warranties
While not all companies offer a warranty or guarantee on their work, some do. Finding a company that backs their quality guarantee can be a huge benefit when working with a new service provider, in case something goes wrong. Be sure to ask about the warranty policy before you commit to working with a particular company.
Compare to Other Local Roofing Contractors
The last thing you should keep in mind when deciding what roofing company to go with is to compare your options. You should start your search larger with local service providers who specialize in your chosen material and narrow down your options with more niche requirements. Once you have narrowed down the field to two or three options, you can compare things like total project cost, projected timelines, customer ratings, warranty offers, and savings opportunities to determine what the best choice is for you and your home.
Choosing the right roofing professional can be difficult. There are hundreds of qualified contractors in South Florida, all eager for your business. Holding companies accountable by comparing them directly is the best way to make sure that you are not being taken advantage of.
USA Roofing, Inc
If you are looking for reliable and professional roofing services, look no further than USA Roofing, Inc. With a stellar reputation built on years of experience and expertise, our team of highly skilled and trained professionals is there to deliver exceptional results every time.
Whether you need a minor repair or a complete roof replacement, USA Roofing, Inc. guarantees the highest quality craftsmanship, the best quality materials, and long-lasting durability to protect your home. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is at the center of everything we do and we can’t wait to show you the difference skilled craftsmen can make!
Ready to take your roof to the next level? Give us a call today at 954-893-2550 or visit us online to learn more.