How to Know You’re Choosing a Good Roofer
There are many companies that offer roofing services in or around Gainesville, Florida, but not all roofers are created equally. Because your roof is such an integral part of your house or business, it’s critical that you choose a roofer you trust to do a quality job that doesn’t need to be repeated later.
As tempting as it is to save some money on an investment as large as your roof, the saying goes, “if you shop by price, you’re going to pay twice.” Taking the lowest bidder on the market will often cost you far more in the long run and often requires double the work to correct later.
Here are some metrics to keep in mind when vetting a residential roofer for your home:
Experience matters. Find out how long a roofing firm has been in business and see if roofing is their specialty or just something they also do in addition to other core services. With experience comes expertise. Plus, when you work with a company that has a history of performance, you are able to find reviews and recommendations of existing customers – this can go a long way towards making you feel confident that your job will be done right.
Locally Owned Matters
There is nothing intrinsically wrong with a national roofing firm. However, working with someone local gives you additional benefits. For example, a local roofer understands local weather patterns and how to create a roof that is built well for your area in particular. If you call with a question or concern, you’re more likely to talk to a real person rather than a call center or representative who doesn’t know what’s going on. Finally, the owner and management team is located nearby, which insures the roofing team is always on top of their game.
Note Core Services
Spend some time reviewing the services a roofing company offers. Do they only take on residential projects or do they have experience with commercial jobs as well? Find out if they offer repairs and maintenance too, which can help you get more quality years of use from an existing roof.
A company that takes the time and puts in the effort to be recognized by industry qualifications shows you they are motivated to be the best in the business. Perry Roofing, for example, is recognized as a Platinum Preferred Contractor (Owens Corning), a Top 100 Roofing Contractor (Roofing Contractor), a Master Select Commercial Roofing Contractor (GAF) and many other local and national qualifications.
Finally, don’t be afraid to call or email a roofer and discuss your needs. A good sign a company is the right fit is that they are willing to answer your questions and work with you from a customer service standpoint.
When you’re searching for a residential roofer, spending time learning about the company you plan to use is critical. We invite you to contact the proven roofing experts at Perry Roofing Contractors and let us guide you through the roofing process. Our team is experienced, dependable and 100% dedicated to your satisfaction every step of the way. We look forward to working with you.