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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

When beginning the search for your roofing company, it can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Learning the differences between a legitimate contractor and a less reputable company is key to ensuring you get the best possible roof. Read on to discover 5 qualities you should look for and some important questions to ask, as you search for the right roofing contractor.

1.  “If you think hiring a good roofer is expensive, try hiring a bad one.”

While it’s always important to be a conscientious spender, there are other elements of greater importance to consider. We’ve all heard the phrase, “You get what you pay for”, while we all want a great deal, this phrase has some truth to it, especially when it comes to a new roof. Many ways a roofing contractor “saves” you money is by taking short cuts. Therefore, when choosing your roofing contractor, it is imperative to take into consideration the quality of the product and the service. There is a lot involved when installing a new roof, so make sure their workers are properly trained and insured. An educated estimator, a competent support staff and excellent customer service will ensure the entire process runs smoothly form start to finish and beyond. When choosing a roofing contractor, you want one you can trust. Keep the following considerations in mind, so you can make a well-informed decision that looks beyond the price.

Kaufman Roofing Back in the Day
2.     How long have they been around?

While this isn’t the only factor to take into consideration when choosing a roofing contractor, knowing how long a roofing contractor has been in business will give you some insight into the reliability of the company. A company that has been in business for a longer period of time is more likely to be there for you in the future, to help maintain the integrity of your roof. 

3.     Keep things local.

There are several reasons why hiring a local roofing contractor is more beneficial than an out-of-state contractor. Firstly, a local contractor has a solid reputation within their community, which allows you to know exactly how the contractor operates. They will be able to provide one-on-one customer service, allowing for a quicker response time for roof advice and repairs. They also have local knowledge about your community including weather conditions, local building codes, and the most suitable roofing products for your area.

4.     Can they provide proof of insurance?

Any credible roofing contractor should be readily able to provide proof they are properly licensed and insured. This is necessary for any roofing contractor to have in order to provide you the necessary security of knowing that your home is protected in the event of damage or an accident.  This not only protects the roofing contractor; it protects you as the homeowner.

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5.     Learn about their post-construction services.

When finding your roofing contractor, it’s important to learn about the company’s post-construction services, such as warranties and maintenance. Keeping your roof well-maintained is an important part of making your roof last as long as possible. Learn about the warranties included in a roof installation. Typically, roofing contractors will provide both material warranties (typically provided by the manufacturer) and a workmanship warranty, which will ensure that your roofing contractor will take the appropriate responsibility for their workmanship for an expressed number of years. Additionally, make sure your roof is well-maintained over the years by getting regular gutter cleanings and snow removals. 

By following these tips, you will save yourself a lot of headaches during the process as well as down the road.  Be sure to choose a trusted roofing contractor who has the experience and longevity to give you a reliable roof. 

If you are interested in getting an estimate on a roof, call Kaufman Roofing today at (612)722-0965 or Click to schedule an estimate

~Molly Johnson

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