Choosing a Greensboro roofing company can be an overwhelming task for someone who has no understanding of roofs or home construction. I could not tell whether my roof needed to be repaired or replaced. I knew I would have to find a reputable roofing company or I could end up spending thousands, even tens of thousands, when it may not have been necessary. There are a number of things you can do to at least make sure that the contractors are running a legitimate business and capable of doing good work.
Verify business viability in your roof installer
Chances are that a company that complies with the laws governing the industry is of some honest reputation. Make sure that the contractor will verify that the company is licensed in accordance with state and local laws. Do not just ask, ask for documentation. In North Carolina licensure is verifiable online. Make sure the contractor carries industrial insurance. Ask for a copy of their certificate from the carrier. If one of his workmen get hurt on your property, you can be held responsible if the contractor is not insured.
Verify the roofing contractor reputation
Ask for references. Most roof contractors have a list of references for prospective customers and should even have a portfolio of their work. Look for jobs in the portfolio that are similar to yours. Make sure that references are jobs that were completed no more than three years prior. Another excellent source to measure a contractor’s reputation is to call the better business bureau. Check the roofing contractor’s standing with the BBB and if there are any existing complaints registered.
Measure their concern for quality in the roofing products
Does the roofing contractor offer a workmanship warrantee, if so, how long does it last? A reasonable expectation for quality contracts is at least 5 years. Check to see if the contractor will provide you with a copy of the manufacturer’s warrantee. Determine who the manufacturer is, and see if they have a certified installer program. If they do, verify that your roof contractor is certified.
Evaluations and inspections from your roofing company
After narrowing your choices based on the above criteria, schedule an inspection and estimate with your prospective contractors. Watch to see how thoroughly they inspect and how much information they give you. The estimate should be clear and very specific, providing a detailed description of all work to be performed. Make sure the estimate takes into account, and ensures, cleanup of all debris generated by the project. Make sure the contractor can tell you the areas that have higher exposure to the wind. It should be specified as to how many fasteners will be used on the shingles or the other roofing material. The contractor should be very specific as to whether the roof will be torn off or nailed over.
Choosing a Greensboro roofing contractor
There are many roofing contractors in the Greensboro area and one of the premier contractors, as well as one of the most honest and trustworthy is Triad Installations. Triad has been installing roofs in the Triad Region for over 20 years. Their reputation for honesty and reliability are undeniable. They have the highest rating with the Better Business Bureau. Call them today for a free evaluation and inspection of your roof. I am sure that they will make choosing a Greensboro roofing company so much easier.