What do you do when it’s time to have your home’s roof replaced? Before you can even start thinking of the roofing materials to use, or changing the design, it would be wise to look for just the right roofing Sugar Land TX contractor. While there may be dozens of roofing contractors to choose from, only a few of these are trustworthy and reputable.
Most homeowners will hire the first ‘roofer’ they come across. While you might be lucky, hiring the first roofing Sugar Land TX contractor you meet can turn to be the biggest mistake you ever made. This is just one of the various mistakes many homeowners make when looking for a roofing contractor for roof replacement.
Outlined below are some of the common mistakes you ought to avoid when looking for a roofing contractor.
1. Picking an Inexperienced Contractor
The roof is one of the most expensive investments in any home. Putting a new roof is not only costly but also requires experience to be installed properly. It can take years, if not decades, for a roofer to master this skill. Hiring an inexperienced roofer is a gamble you don’t want to take. Going for a roofer with at least five years of working experience would be a better choice.
2. Failure to Read Reviews and Testimonials Before Hiring
The internet has made it easier for one to track a roofer’s progress and experience online. All you need to do is look into a roofer to see what previous customers are saying about him/her and if they were satisfied with the service. Many homeowners, however, fail to take this into account, nor do they read reviews or testimonials. A simple Google search is all you need to know about a specific contractor.
3. Hiring Uninsured Roofing Contractors
Choosing to work with anyone, and especially roofers with no insurance cover on them is a costly mistake you don’t want to make. Among other reasons, the insurance cover safeguards you from shoddy installation work, roof damage, and most importantly, medical bills should any of the contractors be injured while in your property. Always ask for proof of insurance before hiring a roofing Sugar Land TX contractor.
4. Choosing the Cheapest Contractor
Many homeowners will innocently look for the most affordable and cheapest roofer to hire. Although the idea might be to save a few dollars in the process, this could be a costly mistake and especially if you hire a quack. This however doesn’t mean you cannot find a good roofer at such a price. You only need to be careful not to end up having a crappy roof over your head. Research first on the roofer and compare quotes before making the final decision.
5. Forgetting to Ask for A Warranty
Some homeowners will forget to ask for a warranty before/after the roof is installed. It would be advisable to ask for a warranty before signing the contract. This way, the roofer will be liable should anything happen to the roof before the warranty period is over. This also safeguards you from newbie and quack roofers.
Contact Elevation Roofing nearest to you or submit a business inquiry onlineContact Us