If you’ve had your roof for decades and you can’t remember when (if ever) it has been replaced, it might be time to find an Allen, TX roofing contractor to replace your roof. However, hiring a roofing contractor isn’t something you do on a normal basis and it’s not something you may even fully know how to do. It’s more complicated than doing an internet search and hiring the first company you spot. Here are some of the mistakes others have made (and then paid for later) that you will want to avoid.
Mistake 1: Failure To Ask About Insurance And Licensing
Before you even ask a contractor questions about your roofing options, you need to make sure they are licensed and insured in the roofing industry. You can’t guarantee quality when you don’t ask about licensing and you can’t get any type of safety from a company without insurance. If you don’t check, you’ll never know for sure and if anyone gets injured and there’s no insurance coverage, you’re liable.
Mistake 2: Failure To Check The History
When you were dating, wouldn’t it have been nice to be able to check into your potential date’s history, so you’d know what they were like in a relationship? That’s not always possible, but with today’s technology, you certainly can check into the history of any roofing contractor. You can look up reviews with ease or ask them for references and then contact them to see what their service was like. If you see a lot of complaints, you know what you’d get, and you can steer clear. But if you never check? That mistake is on you.
Mistake 3: Failure To Get An Estimate
Any roofing contractor that is aiming to work on your house should give you an estimate for the job you need done and that proposal should be complete. You need details, so you can see a breakdown of the requirements, the number of days it’ll take to complete, and how you will have to pay for the job. Don’t accept a verbal price quote because contractors could always add things or change that on you later.
Mistake 4: Failure To Compare Bids
Don’t contact just one roofing contractor, but rather have several give you bids so you can compare. Price, however, is just one aspect of the choice. If you are able to find contractors that are completely equal in every other way, then sure, go with the lowest price. But keep quality and experience in mind as well. If you don’t compare bids, you get what you get with the first contractor you see and hire.
These are just a few of the mistakes you can make when you are hiring Allen, TX roofing contractors for roof repairs or replacements on your home. If you want to avoid mistakes altogether, contact the professionals at R & R Exteriors for help at (214) 994-5339. We’ve been in roofing for decades and we want nothing but the best for your home. Visit us at 10440 N Central Expy Ste 800 Dallas, TX 75231 for more details.