Purchasing a new roof system or investing in roof repairs can seem like a daunting ordeal. It’s also one of the most important investments you can make for your home. Thanks to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), you have a resource available to avoid getting ripped off.
The NRCA is a national organization established to help consumers find expert local roofing contractors that provide reputable, high-quality services for fair market prices.
Before spending hours searching the web, confidently check the NRCA because it will ensure you’re satisfied with the roofing contractor you choose to work on your home.
What to Look for When Hiring Roofing Contractors?
You aren't going to get the same level of quality from every roofing contractor out there. It’s a fact. However, if you do basic research you’ll know you’re dealing with a vetted professional.
Checkout this 6-step quality assurance checklist & you’ll be in good hands:
- Make sure you work with a roofing contractor that has a proven track record with plenty of happy customers. Ask the business for recent references done in the last 6 – 9 months. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to call them!
- Only work with roofing contractors who have liability insurance as well as workers compensation. Ask them before hiring to verify this! Never allow them to start working until you have seen the actual documents. If you work with a company that doesn't have the necessary insurance you could be liable for any injuries that occur on the job.
- Always check to see if the company has a permanent business location as well as a tax ID, and a business number that you can call. This is another way to vet their credibility.
- Never allow work to begin without signing a contract that details all roofing services. Review the contract carefully and ensure you understand what services will be performed and exactly how much it will cost. This helps you confirm everything has been completed to your satisfaction.
- Google the roofing contractor’s company with the words Better Business Bureau. Checking with the local branch of the Better Business Bureau is an easy way to make sure the company doesn't have disconcerting complaints.
Review your roofing contractor’s warranty closely to find out what is actually covered, the conditions, how much money you are covered for, and for how long. Nothing is worse than roof damage down the road that isn’t covered under your new warranty.
NRCA roofing contractors are well-respected providers that are dedicated to providing top-notch services. Do yourself a favor and contact a residential roofing company that is also an NRCA member before you invest in roof repairs.
Spending the extra time to find a reliable roofing contractor could mean the difference between a high quality installation, and a roof that falls apart in 15 years.