The roof is one of the most important features in your home. Properly installed roof will protect your home, lower energy costs, increase curb appeal, and even lower your insurance premium. It’s important to choose the right contractor when you’re looking for a roof.

Locate a reliable contractor

You want to be able to trust a contractor when installing the most costly and largest part of your home. This would mean a local contractor who is easy to communicate with, highly recommended and can provide the services you require. It’s important to find out if other roofers have had positive experiences with the company that you choose.

Search Online

You can search online for a roofing contractor to get customer feedback. Are there any recent positive and negative reviews? When making your decision, consider negative reviews and comments.

Another great way to get to know each contractor is by visiting their website. Is their website updated and professional-looking? Is it accurate in describing the services that you are looking for?

Contact

It is important to communicate clearly with a roofing contractor when you are looking into them. It is not a good idea to wait days or even weeks for a response from emails or phone calls. Calling for more information is a great way to gauge how well a contractor communicates.

These are the most important questions you should ask.

What length of time have you been in the business?

What level of experience do you have in roof repairs and installations?

What is your timeline projection?

Could you please provide a list with references?

Do you have proof of insurance or a state license?

Estimate

It is a good idea to get written estimates before you decide which roofing contractor you want to hire. A written estimate will provide a detailed outline of the materials required, time frame, cleanup schedule, and cost. It is not always the best choice to choose the cheapest contractor. Ask questions and seek out referrals from trusted sources such as neighbors and friends.

Warn Signs

There are many dishonest people who pose as roofing contractors. These contractors con homeowners into paying for insurance fraud. Fraudsters are on the rise. It’s crucial to be aware of the warning signs.

Do not hire contractors who demand payment in full upfront.

Do not be pressured into signing a contract by anyone.

Do not accept estimates that seem too good to be true.

Do not hire contractors who are unwilling to provide references or prove their credentials.

TRUST KCG

KCG Roofing and Carpentry is a trusted, trustworthy and honest roofing contractor. You can trust the KCG Roofing and Carpentry residential roofing team to provide you with the best service and support for your roof. We are a trusted company that has been in business for decades. You will have a hassle-free experience throughout the lifetime of your roof. We do what we promise. Get in touch, or Request an Estimate to get started on your roof project.

This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor in Florida! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years. Click here to learn more.