Choosing from a list of residential roofing contractors is a part of the process that involves roof maintenance, repairs, and replacement. As a homeowner, you are likely to go through this process of contractor hunting at least once.
It’s important to choose a reputable roofer if you want to avoid problems with your project. You can use the internet, ask your friends and family, or get recommendations from local business associations. The important thing is to choose a roofer you can trust and one you’re comfortable with.
There are some things you don’t want to hear from your roofer that might indicate that they’re unfit for your needs. Here are some of them:
“I Don’t Know This Type of Roof”
Many roofers can work with different types of roofing materials, but there are roofers who specialize in a specific type of roof. For example, some are experts in metal roofing systems, and some only work with asphalt shingles. It’s fine if the roofer tells you they are not familiar with the type of roof you need. You can then expect them to refer you to another roofing company that specializes in that type of roofing. But if they’re unfamiliar with the material and still offer to do it anyway, that should raise a flag. You should hire another roofer.
“I Don’t Have a License”
Some states require a license for a roofer to operate in the area. If your state does require a license, ask for proof of one from the contractor. If they are unable to produce one or make up some reason not to show it, then you’re better off hiring someone else.
It’s not just the license that matters. Your roofer should also have worker’s compensation and liability insurance so you won’t be held financially and legally responsible if someone is injured while working on your roof, or if the workers damage anything in your home.
“We Need to Replace Your Roof”
If your roof is old and severely compromised, you might not want to hear this from your roofer but it’s something you have to face. However, if your roof doesn’t seem to be in poor shape or if it’s fairly new, your roofer has no business suggesting a complete residential roof replacement. If they tell you it’s the best course of action instead of repairing it, you have every right to get another opinion from another roofer.
Don’t settle for mediocre work or questionable work ethics. Get in touch with Harmony Home Improvement. Call us at (860) 645-8899 or leave us a message here. We are a local CT roofer and we look forward to working with you in Connecticut.