If this is the first time you’ve needed to hire a roofer to do work on your Centennial, CO home, you may be wondering how to choose a qualified contractor.
There are dozens of listings in the local Yellow Pages and a Google search will turn up even more results. It can all feel a bit overwhelming.
If you need help with roof repair or roof replacement, below are a few pro tips to ensure you’ll hire the best company for the job.
Ask for a written estimate
A reputable roofing company will be more than happy to come to your home, perform a roof inspection and provide you with a free written estimate. (The same holds true if you’re house hunting and would like information about the state of the roof on a house you’re interested in buying, and the same also holds true if your roof just took a beating in a recent hail storm and you’re wondering if it sustained any damage.)
If you wind up talking to someone and you get the sense they’re trying to wheel-and-deal you, or you feel like they’re giving off a used car salesman vibe, it’s OK to call someone else. Remember- all reputable, licensed contractors will provide free written estimates.
Never, ever hire someone who wants 100% payment up front
If you think you’ve found a roofer that you like but they’re asking you pay them up front, in full, end the conversation and call a different company. Most companies will accept 10% to 15% down in advance of scheduling a job (although there are some factors that would impact the size of the down payment, but never, ever agree to pay 100% in advance.)
If the roofer only wants cash, this could also be a red flag. The best way to pay for a down payment is on a credit card because if something goes wrong, you’ll have some recourse. And, since we’re on the topic of payment, make sure the work is complete and that the work has been completed properly before you pay the remaining balance.
Check to see if they have a brick-and-mortar address
If the company doesn’t have a website or they have a website that consists of a landing page that has a phone number and PO Box, you’re probably dealing with an unlicensed contractor. We have posted countless blogs about the dangers of working with an unlicensed/uninsured roofing company— the risks simply aren’t worth it. Do yourself a favor and call someone else.
An expert roofer in Centennial
If you need help with roof repair or roof replacement in Centennial, call Denver’s Best Roofers today to speak with a licensed, insured, qualified roofer in your area. Our company always provides free roof inspections and if we think that something needs to be repaired or replaced, we’ll explain how we came to that decision along with a recommended course of action. And we’ll be happy to put all of that in writing.