If you’ve found yourself in a place where you need to hire a roofer, you may be wondering how to sort the good from the bad.
If you started your search by pulling out the YellowPages, you’ve likely found dozens (upon dozens) of listings for local contractors. The same holds true if you started your search on Google.
What’s a homeowner to do?
Hiring a roofer can feel overwhelming, but if you ask the right questions, you’ll be able to differentiate the good and the bad from the ugly.
Step one: ask your friends and neighbors if they can recommend someone
When it comes to hiring a roofer in Denver, the best referral you can get is one that comes from a friend, coworker or family member. If you know someone who has had a positive experience with a licensed and insured contractor, it’s worth giving the company a call. On the other hand, if your neighbor is recommending his college buddy’s kid who is trying to make some extra cash, that’s not the type of referral you’d want. The goal is to get a recommendation for a company that’s reputable, licensed and insured.
Check their online presence
Regardless as to whether you find a roofer through a word-of-mouth referral or via an online search, you’ll want to look into the company’s online presence. Do they have a street address? Do they have a Facebook, Google+ or Yelp page? If so, what have prior clients said about their experience in working with this company? If the company doesn’t have a web page and you can’t find any information about them online (other than a phone number), this should be a big red flag.
Get several quotes
If you need to repair or replace your roof, you’ll want to get several quotes from several reputable companies. At the same time, you’ll want to remember that the cheapest bid isn’t always the best bid. You’ll want to consider how long the company has been providing roofing services in Denver, their online reviews and the types of projects they’ve completed in the past. If you receive one bid that undercuts the rest, but their online reviews are terrible, this isn’t a company you’ll want to hire.
Just say no to unlicensed contractors
Lastly, you should never, ever hire a roofer that isn’t licensed and insured. First, there is no guarantee they won’t take your money and run. Second, there is no guarantee they’ll finish work that they start and third, there’s no guarantee the work will be done properly. You should also know that if an unlicensed contractor gets injured while they’re doing work on your property, you could be liable to pay for their medical expenses.
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