HOW TO HIRE A PLANO ROOF CONTRACTOR
Hiring a roofing contractor in Plano
Roofing services are in high demand, especially around this time of year. The good news is that there are plenty of roofing contractors to meet this demand. But the bad news is that not all contractors are reliable. Thus, it’s essential that a homeowner does his/her research and conducts a small interview to help narrow their search down to one reliable roofing contractor. Here are some tips to help you find the best Plano roofing contractor for your job:
You can ask around, search in the Yellow Pages, or, these days, you’ll be able to find plenty of local roofing companies by searching on the internet. Websites are usually a promising sign of legitimacy. Plus, they have more information about the company than any other channel of research.
Check customer reviews and see how long the company has been in business. Reviews will give you some evidence of a happy customer base. The number of years in business shows sustainability. If a company has been in business for over 20 years, for instance, that will give the company some credibility.
You can also search for objective reviews. Websites like Glassdoor, Yelp and BBB (Better Business Bureau) are good options to find company reviews. Companies are rated based on certain criteria and most review sites will show customer feedback, in part.
You should be able to find at least three Plano roof contractors that you’re impressed with in your research. Then, you can move on to the next step—the interview—with each contractor.
The interview is an opportunity to get down to the specifics and get to know the contractor from a face-to-face standpoint. Here are some important questions to ask:
- Are you registered with the city of Plano as a general contractor?
- Can you provide verification of valid insurance coverage (verify liability, worker’s compensation and property damage coverages)?
- Are there any permits that will be required for the job? If so, can you please provide me with a copy or copies for verification?
- What kind of warranty are you offering?
- Do you have references and/or proof of work that I can review?
Basically, this is the time to clear up any uncertainties you may have. In particular, you want to ensure that no liability comes back on you if the repair work is not completed properly or if someone gets injured on the job. You want to make sure nothing will fall on your shoulders from a legal standpoint.
There’s nothing wrong with getting multiple estimates for your roofing project. In fact, it is recommended. Multiple estimates can help you compare prices and eliminate companies that aren’t right for the job. Unfortunately, there are contractors that try to increase prices unnecessarily with hopes that their estimate will be the only estimate you get. Additionally, some companies will offer “deals” that expire way too soon, and some might even expire the moment they leave the premises. Ultimately, you want to get a fair price with the Plano roof contractor you choose.
Lastly, go over the general plan. Discuss material, itemized payments, payment plans, and project timelines. Most well-run roofing companies in Plano will offer payment plans, where you can pay for certain parts of the job as they are completed. Essentially, you pay once certain checkpoints are reached and the work is completed properly.
Narrow down a timeline on the project. It is important to account for possible weather delays; but it should only take between 2-5 days to replace a roof. Roof replacement does, of course, depend on certain factors, like the weather, size of roof, the roof’s pitch and the materials used. Just make sure that you and your contractor are on the same page and that all details are explicitly written in the contract.
For a company that meets all your roofing needs, choose Summit Roof! We have been in business for over 20 years, have a ton of roofing knowledge and treat every roofing project with care. Contact Summit Roof Service Inc. today at (972) 715-1655 to get a free estimate! Also, check out our blog for more helpful roofing information.
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