Everyone has heard horror stories about bad roofing jobs, whether it be from an online post or a neighbor who now has a half-finished roofing project. Hiring the wrong contractor can end up costing a pretty penny, and leave you with an eyesore on top of your house. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to verify a roofing company is going to deliver on its promises and provide quality work.
How to Spot the Best Roof Installation Company
The obvious first step is to check on the company’s reviews and online reputation, as this will give you a lot of insight into their work. Consulting Google, Yelp, and even the Better Business Bureau can help weed out companies that have a shakey past or have left multiple customers dissatisfied. You can also ask the contractor themselves for references, such as upcoming clients so that you are able to observe them in action.
Going local is usually a safer bet than hiring someone from out of town or out of state, as you can ask others in your neighborhood if they have worked with the contractor. You also want to make sure that you have face-to-face time with the contractor, making sure that the estimate they give you is detailed and that they aren’t just going to throw a number at you. If they show real attention to detail and can give you a step-by-step list of the necessary repairs your roof needs, then you should be able to trust them.
You should also look for someone who is backed by manufacturers, as that means they have the trust of industry experts, and no manufacturer would partner with someone who would be haphazard with their roofing services. If the contractor sources their roofing materials straight from a manufacturer, then you can be assured that those shingles will hold up.
Olson is one such contractor that is backed by several manufacturers, and we take pride in the work we do. We won’t send you a salesman, but an experienced contractor who knows what to look for in your roof’s shingles.