If you need to repair or replace your roof, or you’re having issues near or around a skylight, you’ll want to make sure you’re hiring the best possible company for the job.
If you pull out your trusty Yellow Pages (if you happen to be one of the few people who still keep one in your house), you’ll find tons of listings for local roofers. If you start your search on Google, you’ll find dozens upon dozens of search results.
Trying to sort the good and the bad from the outright ugly can feel overwhelming. For this post, we wanted to discuss some of the signs that you’ve made a good choice.
They have an online presence
One of the biggest telltale signs that you’ve found a reputable roofer in Denver relates to their online presence. A trusted company will have a website, a brick and mortar address and at least one social media page. If you can find them on the Better Business Bureau website, Angie’s List and/or Home Advisor, that’s even better.
On the other hand, if they’re a virtual ghost online, you can’t locate their mailing address and they try to change the subject when you ask if they’re licensed and insured, this is a huge red flag. The first example is probably a good hire, but the latter example should be avoided at all costs.
They’re willing to put it in writing
A trusted roofing company will provide you with a written repair estimate. The estimate should include the company name, address, state license number, email address and a full breakdown of costs. (ie: materials and labor.) Most quotes will have an expiry date (usually between two and four weeks) and it will list a company point of contact if you’re interested in scheduling the job.
A company that’s reluctant to put anything in writing, or they give you an estimate that’s jotted on a piece of paper by hand, without a breakdown of associated job costs, is a red flag.
They don’t try to pressure you
Roofers understand that Denver homeowners are savvy consumers that will likely get three or more bids. This is standard practice for anytime someone needs to hire a contractor.
The better informed a consumer is about their choices, the better.
A roofer that tries to pressure you into giving them a deposit on the spot should be avoided. On the other hand, a company that follows up by phone or email, a few days later, to ask if you have any questions about the company or the bid, or if you’re interested in getting the work scheduled, is a better bet.
Call today for more info
If you need help with roof repair or roof replacement, call Denver’s Best Roofers today. We’re licensed and insured and we’ll be happy to help you with any job you have, big or small.