The roof over your head is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects you from the elements and keeps you warm when it’s cold outside. So when it starts to leak, it’s important that you get it repaired or have a new roof installed as soon as possible.
There are many factors to consider when choosing which contractor you want to work with on your roofing project.
If you’re looking for someone to do this work for you, here are some tips for finding a great contractor:
1. Ask for References
When you’re looking for a roofer, make sure you ask for references. To ensure you’re getting the most unbiased reviews, ask for a list of the company’s 10 most recent customers and not just those great past customers they have selected to share. It’s important to also ask around and see what people have to say about the roofers they have used in the past. You can also check reviews online and get a feeling for how past projects turned out and how satisfied those customers were with the experience.
2. Check the BBB
It’s always a good idea to check out the contractor’s rating on the Better Business Bureau. You can see how long they’ve been in business, and if there are any complaints from other customers. Read through all of the reviews so you can get an idea of what kind of service or performance the contractor provides. While you’re at it, it’s also a good idea to verify licenses and insurance for the company before hiring them for a big project such as roof replacement or repair.
3. Ask About Warranties and Guarantees
When you’re searching for a roofing contractor, ask about warranties and guarantees. Warranties are similar to those you’d receive on new appliances or furniture and guarantees are more like insurance policies to ensure workmanship will hold up over time. It’s important to understand the difference as it could mean a difference of thousands of dollars. Be leery of any contractor who says he/she offers no guarantee—and especially if there is something that seems too good to be true—you should always ask why.
Your roofer should be confident in the quality of their work, but you should still make sure you’re comfortable with their references, warranties, and guarantees. Make sure that they have experience working on homes similar to yours, or at least experience with roofs in your area (the climate). Check reviews from previous clients and inquire about any complaints or problems they had. If there were any issues, how did the contractor handle them?
The team at Marquis Roofing is professional, experienced, and insured. Our owners have over twenty years of experience in New Hampshire roofing and we gladly provide free estimates and will meet with you in your home or business to help you plan your projects and give you detailed estimates on all projects, large or small.