A roofing replacement or repair project is not a DIY project you can bang out in one weekend afternoon. Keeping your roof in good shape requires the skills and experience of a professional roofing contractor. The challenge, however, is how to find a good contractor to help you with your roofing needs.
It’s easy to get a list of prospective roofers. One quick search on the internet can return thousands of results. Even if you filter out the ones who are local, you could still have dozens to choose from. Here are a few tips from our experts at Howard Roofing & Home Improvements on how to find a good roofing contractor among the hundreds and thousands of candidates.
Licensing and Certification
Depending on your area, a roofing company must usually secure a license in order to operate. Always ask for a copy of their license right off the bat. Doing so will remove unscrupulous individuals from your list of potential roofing contractors. Additionally, you can also ask if they are certified to handle your particular brand of roofing. Warranties often require homeowners to only seek the help of roofers certified by the manufacturer.
Experience in the Industry
Any roofer can claim they’ve been in the roofing business for a number of years but the most reliable way to really see how much experience they have is by asking for references from their past customers. Don’t hesitate to ask prospective roofing contractors for photographs of their previous roofing work. If they can show you their work in person, even better.
Insurance and Bonds
Finally, ask your roofers for proof of insurance, workman’s compensation and bonds. This can be extremely helpful in protecting you should any accidents occur on your property. Roofing companies are often required by law, depending on where you are, to be insured and bonded.
At Howard Roofing & Home Improvements, you can count on our professionals to give you the best roofing service every step of the way. Give us a call at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in St. Louis and other nearby areas in MO.