Finding a Roofing Contractor You Can Trust

If you want to replace the roof on your home, or if you think that you’re going to need a new roof this year, you should start vetting roofing contractors now. Hiring a reputable, experienced, and skilled roofing contractor to replace your roof will increase your home’s value, comfort, and safety. 

But how can you find a roofing contractor that you can trust? These tips should help you find a reliable, affordable, and skilled roofing contractor:

Ask Your Friends, Family, And Neighbors 

Chances are good that someone you know, including your neighbors, has had the roofs on their homes replaced before. Ask them what contractors they recommend and what contractors they don’t recommend. People are usually happy to talk about the roofing contractors they’ve had good experiences with and very happy to tell you what contractors they’ve had bad experiences with. 

Check the Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau is an excellent resource for finding reputable local roofing contractors and other service providers. You can call the BBB to ask about particular contractors or look on their website. Every business recognized by the BBB is given a letter grade of A through F, depending on their quality of service and standing in the community. You can also see if that business has any complaints against them. 

Ask for References

Reputable roofing contractors are happy to provide references that you can call or email to inquire about the quality of their work. If a contractor has no references or asks you not to call any references, you shouldn’t use that contractor. 

Ask About A Warranty

A good roofing contractor should stand behind their work. Ask if there is a warranty and what it covers. Make sure you have any warranty information in writing. 

Ask About Experience

It’s important to work with a roofing contractor who has substantial experience replacing and fixing roofs. Ask about education, how they train their staff, and how much experience they have working on roofs in your community.

Ask Questions

Replacing a roof is a big project and a big investment. The roofing contractor you choose should communicate with you throughout the process and be happy to answer your questions. If a roofing contractor doesn’t answer your questions or seems annoyed when you ask them, don’t choose them. 

Get It In Writing

A reputable roofing contractor will give you a detailed quote that contains the price of every service, all the materials, and everything involved in the job so that you know exactly what you will pay and what you’re paying for. Don’t trust a roofing contractor that doesn’t give you a detailed estimate or breakdown of the total cost of the work. 

Contact J&J Home Improvement

If you plan on replacing your roof this year, reach out to J&J Home Improvement today to start the planning process. Our team at J&J would be happy to answer all your questions and give you detailed estimates for any roofing, siding, or other home improvement services. Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form.