It's not every day you decide to install a new roof on your home, so the task of finding a contractor can be tough. How do you know who to choose? Who will do a good job with work that will last? How much does price come into play? Sifting through the questions and various contractors can be tricky. Below, let's take a closer look at some signs that you have found a good contractor.
Details in Writing
Before any work is completed, your contractor should be able to provide clear details of the scope of work in writing. The details should outline exactly what materials will be used, the extent of the work, payment schedule, and plan to complete the work. You should know how big the crew is, and on what day the work will be completed. Any further verbal alterations or communication should be outlined and detailed within the written scope of work. This is to protect both you and the contractor from miscommunications and misunderstandings.
Having a contractor return your calls and answer your questions is key. Not only does this help instill trust in the contractor, but it also shows a level of knowledge and professionalism. Your contractor should always answer your phone calls or return your missed calls. He or she should also be able to readily provide any documentation you request.
Using a local contractor is a good way to find a good contractor. Local companies rely on their reputations within a community, and they are often dedicated to ultimate customer satisfaction. Finding a local contractor will also help guarantee that your warranty will be in place for years to come. Often, quick roofing companies may come through an area but are long gone even five years later. A warranty is great to have as long as the company is still in existence.
Price Isn't Everything
In the end, the saying "you get what you pay for" is entirely true. Many roofing contractors complete roofing jobs as a side gig, not a full time business. It is easy for them to offer extremely low prices, when their livelihood does not depend on the workmanship or quality of roof installation. Finding a good contractor often will not be the lowest price available, but you will have a better experience and a long-lasting roof as a result.
It can be hard choosing a roofing contractor to complete your repairs or new roof. It isn't a decision often made, and one that has significant consequences. The team at Intelligent Design Corporation understands and is here to help. We are happy to answer any questions you might have or help explain the roofing process. We work with insurance companies to make sure your home is restored and you are happy with the final product. To learn more about how we can help, contact our team today.