What to Look for in a Roofing Contractor

Finding the right contractor is crucial to the success of your roofing project. To help you make the best decision when choosing a roofer, The Great American Roofing Company lists some of the qualifications you should look into.

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A Solid Track Record of Quality Work

Your roofing contractor must have a long history of delivering high-quality work. You’ll feel more comfortable entrusting the job to a roofer with a substantial portfolio of successful projects.

Proper Licensing and Insurance

Roofing is inherently risky, and without the correct permits, tools, and safety protocols, the risk can become a liability. Never overlook the importance of licensing and insurance when selecting a roofer. Reputable contractors will always be ready to show proof of insurance for their employees, which not only protects their team but also homeowners from potential liability.

Access to Quality Roofing Materials

The key to a durable roof starts with high-quality materials. A professional roofing contractor should have access to top-tier roofing materials, such as those from GAF and Owens Corning, ensuring that the roof not only stands the test of time but also adds to your home’s aesthetic appeal.

Transparent Cost Estimates and Financing

An honest and upfront discussion about the roofing cost demonstrates a contractor’s integrity. Transparency in pricing and the availability of financing options allow you to make informed decisions without any surprise expenses.

A Plan for Unexpected Repairs

Ask any expert in the roofing business, and they’ll tell you that unplanned repairs are sometimes part of the job. From discovering rotten decking to water damage, your roofer must be capable of handling such surprises adeptly. During your initial consultation with a prospective contractor, ask about how they manage unforeseen repairs and ensure there will be no hidden costs.

Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

No matter how well a job is planned, there’s always a remote chance something can go awry. Roofing contractors should have clear policies on how they address any dissatisfaction with their work. Furthermore, these must be clearly stated in your contract.

End-to-End Project Management

Finally, a roofing contractor must have the capability to manage a project from start to finish and should provide clear documentation of all aspects of the installation, especially the financial agreement. Excellent project management also includes removing the old roof when necessary, as overlaying new shingles on top of an old roof can be detrimental in the long run.

The Great American Roofing Company recognizes these necessities and strives to deliver nothing but excellence on all fronts. Whether you’re considering a minor repair or a full replacement, we work hard to ensure a smooth and successful roofing project. Call us at (201) 825-2955 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.