Colorado Springs Roofing: Article About What To Expect Of A Roofer
In many ways, the roof is the backbone of a building. Above all, buildings are designed to protect us from the elements; in that sense, a solid roof is the most critical factor. Choosing a reputable roofing company is key to ensuring that the roof repair or replacement job is undertaken efficiently and reliably. When deciding which roofing contractor to hire, homeowners are well advised to look for companies that have the following qualities.
Any roofing contractor should offer a consultation and provide a written estimate, free of charge and without any obligation. Since many roofing issues involve complex or lengthy repair jobs, most reputable Colorado Springs roofing companies expect their customers to "shop around" and seek multiple estimates before moving forward. To that end, any homeowner should work only companies that provide clearly written and thorough estimates.
Directly following major storms, it's fairly common for "fly by night" roofing companies to solicit their services, going from door to door through affected neighborhoods. However, as a general rule, it's a good idea to avoid any companies that resort to this form of marketing. Well established companies should have a history of serving the local area and good ratings with consumer protection bodies, such as the Better Business Bureau. It should go without saying that they should also be licensed, insured and certified.
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By contrast, homeowners stand to be seriously burned when they engage the services of under the table operations that advertise door to door, promising exceptionally low prices. Should something go wrong on a job undertaken by an unlicensed or uninsured company, the homeowner has no legal recourse and may end up paying far more to remedy the situation.
The quality of a roofing job is partly determined by the skill of the work crew. However, it also depends on the quality of the materials used for the job. Ask any roofing contractors to specify as precisely as possible the brand of materials that they plan to use. Even for homeowners who aren't particularly familiar with the manufacturers of construction materials, it's easy to run a quick Google search to learn more about the relative quality of different brands.
Finally, carefully review the offers of each of the roofing companies under consideration. Weigh any differences in the scope and execution described in each estimate, as well as the quoted price. For example, companies can vary widely in the roofing warranties they offer. A company with a slightly higher price could turn out to be the better value if the warranty is for twice as long.