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How to Find a Good Roofing Company: 10 Tips to Keep in Mind

Written by Heins Contracting

On March 30, 2020

Hiring a contractor in Madison or Waukesha can be stressful. Whether you need landscaping work, a finished basement, or a new roof, choosing the right contractor makes a big difference. 

A sturdy roof with solid construction helps make for a secure home. Plus, making sure your roof is up to par can give you peace of mind as well as help your house look amazing.

If you need a new roof, you shouldn’t delay this process. Read on to find out how to find a good roofing company.

How to Find a Good Roofing Company?

Here are ten tips you can use to find the best roofing company.

Referrals

Ask friends and family for references to local roofers or contractors. Choosing a local roofing company from a referral will lessen the chance you come across a scam.

Research

Make sure yo do your due diligence. Research only the highest-quality companies like Heins Contracting on the BBB (Better Business Bureau). If you can’t find a contractor on the BBB site, don’t hire them.

Manufacturer Designation

If a contractor or roofer has a manufacturer designation, they are highly credible. To become factory-certified, the contractor must pass minimum requirements in your region or state.

Safety

Obviously, safety is essential, whether you’re in Madison or Waukesha. You should only hire a roofer that has had safety training. Ask the contractor if their company has a program or requires its employees to take a safety class.

Comprehensive and Extensive Warranty

Some roofing companies aren’t able to offer a full warranty. You want a warranty that covers workmanship as well as faulty parts. Compare the contractors’ warranty with those around town to make sure the length and coverage are sufficient. 

Insurance and Licensing

All employees of the contractor you hire should be covered by the company’s insurance policy. This includes subcontractors as well. If there isn’t adequate insurance, this can cause a major problem and end up in a potential lawsuit.

Although most states forbid contractors from working if they do not have the proper insurance, some roofers don’t follow this rule. Get a copy of insurance from your roofer before they start the job and cross-reference it online. 

You’ll want to make sure they have at least $1,000,000 in liability coverage like Heins Contracting and that everything is up to date on their policy.

You Get What you Pay For

Next on the hiring a roofer contractor checklist is money. Never, ever choose a roofing company or contractor based on price. You will almost certainly end up paying much more in repairs and future work on your roof than you saved.

No Storm Chasing

As soon as the dust clears after a storm, you’ll no doubt have storm chasing contractors calling or knocking on your door.

These people can be pushy and feed you false information. Information such as, you have damage to your roof when you don’t. They may even bully you into signing a letter of intent to work with them. Don’t do it.

Material World

Make sure the roofer you hire gives you different options for materials. You want to have both quality and affordability to fit your situation.

Put It in Writing

Make sure all the details of the job are in writing. Don’t leave anything out. This prevents the roofer from going back on his word or trying to charge you extra on the backend.

The Finished Product

Now you know how to find a good roofing company. By using the tips above, you can feel extremely confident that you’ll make a great choice with Heins. You know everything you need and everything you don’t. 

Using the tips above will ensure you have the best roof your money can buy. Click here to get a roof that will make your Madison or Waukesha home or business shine above the rest.

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