Your roof is one of the most important aspects of your home. Thats why picking the right roofing contractor is so important.
It is not unusual for a new roof to be one of your most significant maintenance investments. This is because your home’s roof will protect you from rain, storms, winds, and even hail. However, over time, damage can occur if it’s not kept up. Keeping your roof in good shape means avoiding leaks, missing shingles, missing tiles, and the growth of mold.
When it’s time to hire a roofing contractor to replace, fix, or maintain your roof, there are a few things you should do to select the best one for the job:
Ask for Referrals:
Friends, family. and neighbors are often your best resources when seeking a roofing contractor. More than likely, someone you know has had roofing work done recently and knows who to call. Your friends and family can tell you:
- Did the roofing contractor complete the work on time.
- Did the roofing contractor stay within their bidding budget.
- Was the customer satisfied with the work.
Check Their Licenses and Certifications:
Make sure that they are actually licensed and certified to work in your Kentucky or Indiana. With their licenses and certifications in order, you know they are more likely to be trustworthy and dependable. Also verify the roofer has insurance and is bonded.
Evaluate the Bids:
Look at each bid and pick at least two that you like. Don’t necessarily pick the lowest priced bid. Select the bid that covers the most work, has the best timelines, has the most details, and is the most professional. After you pick at least two bids you can move on to the interviewing process.
Hire a Roofing Contractor:
Finally, after reviewing and comparing your finalists, make your selection based on your research and bids. In the end, just make sure the Kentucky Roofing Contractor you choose is established in Kentucky or Indiana and has a record of good service to your community.
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Thanks for the step-by-step on how to find a good roofing contractor. A friend of mine is working on replacing the shingles on her house. She wants different colors to go with the rest of the design. I’ll have to show her this article. Thanks again for sharing.
Zach Potter says
I have heard from multiple sites that one should check a roofing companies credentials. It makes me wonder though, if you have done your homework how necessary that really is. Thanks for the additional help and tips here on roofing contractors. Every little piece of information known helps.
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I like what this article recommends about asking for referrals when looking at getting a new roof. It makes sense that it could be good to ask friends and family as you could get a first-hand opinion on the work they do. It’s something to keep in mind as having an improperly installed roof could be really problematic for the winter season.
Great piece of information! I am a roofing contractor, and the more questions I am asked the more comfortable I become with the customer. I feel like the same steps apply for the roofer as well. The more questions I am asked the more I know the homeowner cares about their home. Two way street! Great info!
Bill White Roofing says
Great suggestions to help find the perfect roofing contractor. I would also check out their online presence…do they have a decent website, do they post anything on social media, etc? Also be sure to ask the contractor what all is included in the job and what is excluded so you don’t have any surprises pop up in the middle of the project.
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Ron Pickle says
Excellent information! Very important and relevant for home owners who are trying to get their roof replaced or repaired but do not know how to evaluate a roofer to get the best value of their money. A lot of home owners make the mistake of going for the cheapest roofer with disastrous consequences
Rosie Beckett says
My sister and her husband recently bought a home with a very old roof and they want to replace it with something that is very high quality and will last for many years. Because of this, they want to find a roofing contractor who they can trust to replace the roof and you make a great point that one of the first things you should do is make sure the roofer is licensed and certified. Also, I think it is very important that they find someone who has liability insurance so that they will not be held responsible if there is an accident or another issue during the replacement process.
Sariah Meagle says
The roof in my sister’s home is leaking and it’s freezing inside her home. It was explained here that when looking for contractors, she should ask for referrals and check their licenses. Moreover, it’s recommended to hire professional roofing contractors for quality work.
I liked your recommendation to ask around for referrals. I think that your family and neighbors can really give you a great idea about who would be best to work on your home and you might be able to see some of their work in person. We’ll be sure to really utilize this resource to look for a contractor.
Camille Devaux says
My sister is pretty sure about getting new roofing in place. She does not like her new home’s old roofing and thinks that it is in need of replacement. It might be useful for her to know that hiring a professional will eliminate any issues she may have.
Gary Puntman says
I agree that asking for referrals is a great idea when you are choosing a roofing contractor. You want to find someone who others can say good things about. You can also find out if they did the job on time and within the price they said they would, like you mentioned.
Olivia Pearson says
I like how you said that when hiring a roofing contractor, you should check their references to make sure they’ve been serving clients and providing the kind of work that was requested, consistently. I think that someone with a good reputation is likely to work hard to maintain it while working with you, so you’re more likely to be satisfied with the work they do. My husband and I are needing our roof replaced, because of tree damage. We’ll have to find a roofing installation and repair service in our area that has a reputation of serving the community for many years.
Sam Li says
I love what you said about making sure a roofing contractor is actually licensed. I think proper certification is the best way to know how reliable a roofing service is. If I encounter any damages on my own roof, I’ll be sure to hire a reputable service with proper credentials.
Sarah Smith says
My husband and I are trying to find a roof repair specialist who can help fix the leak above our living room. Thank you for the advice to ask for referrals from friends and neighbors. I agree that this way you can know if their work is quality and within your budget.
Amy Winters says
Thanks for pointing out that we should make sure the roofing contractor we hire is licensed and insured in case anything goes wrong. I need to have my home’s roof repaired so I’ve been trying to find a quality roofing contractor. I didn’t realize I should check to make sure they’re licensed, so I appreciate you letting me know!
Rosie Beckett says
Thank you for sharing the advice that when looking for a roofing company you should talk with your family and friends because they will provide honest reviews of the roofing companies they worked with. My husband and I are thinking about getting our roof replaced because it has not been replaced in over 20 years and we are noticing that some of the shingles are getting loose. We will make sure to get referrals from family and friends and then interview the potential contractors to ask about their pricing and see if they will be easy to work with.
Michael Lee says
Your process to funnel down to one roofing company by completely evaluating each bid and selecting the two best is a great way to get quality service. My wife and I have been thinking about getting roof work done. One thing that we have been thinking is how hard it can be to pick roofing contractors with so many options.
joy butler says
I didn’t realize how important certain licenses and certificates are to roofing contractors. I will have to check and make sure that the next roofing contractor is equipped with those types of things. Thanks for the advice, I will be much more diligent about checking that moving forward.
Derek Dewitt says
My wife and I need to replace part of our roof due to some recent storm damages, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about getting a few bids from different companies first. We’ll be sure to do this so we can compare prices and details to narrow down our choices.
Katie Wilson says
I agree that you want to find a roofer that is licensed and certified. It would make sense to find someone who is licensed because it would show they are experienced. My husband and I are looking for a roofer, so we’ll have to check their license.
Derek Dewitt says
My wife and I need to replace part of our roof due to recent storm damages, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about making sure the roofing contractor you choose is licensed and certified first. I’ll be sure to ask about their experience and training so I know they can safely handle the job.
Taylor Bishop says
Thanks for this advice for finding a roofing contractor. I’m glad you mentioned to look at what their licenses are. I’m interested to learn if the license should have been received recently or if it just needs to have been renewed regularly.
Ridley Fitzgerald says
You’ve got good tips here for choosing a roofing company. I like how you said that they need to have the right licenses and certifications so that you know you can trust them. That’s the same for any contractor, I think. Licenses and certifications really give you peace of mind!
Ellie Davis says
Thank you for pointing out that the roofer must be insured. My husband and I need a new roof. I’ll have to look into finding the best roofer possible to do the job.
Gkm Roofing Chennai says
useful tips before hiring roofing contractors. Such a nice blog i have read as a roofing contractor in Chennai.
Quinne Elliot says
I love how you mentioned checking the licenses and certifications of a roofer. It may also be a good idea to check out their ratings on the BBB. Thanks for all the great tips for hiring a roofer.
Gary Puntman says
I agree that you should ask friends and family for referrals for a roofing contractor. They will be able to tell you how well they did the job, like you said. They can also give you an idea of what the project will cost.
I like your comment about making sure that you check the licensing beforehand. This will ensure that you hire a quality crew. I’ll be sure to remember your tips the next time I need roof repair.
I like the tip that you gave to choose a roofer who has satisfied customers. My wife and I have been talking about finding a roofer to replace the shingles that blew off in the wind this morning, and it would be important for us to know that we could find one who we could trust in. If we decide to find a roofer, I will be sure to look for one who has satisfied customers, so I can be happy with our choice to hire them.
Jeff Wilcox says
I like the tip that you gave to choose a roofer who is properly licensed. My wife and I have been talking about finding a roofer to help us if we decide to get help with fixing our home up before we put it up for sale, and it would be important for us to know that we could find one who we could trust in. If we choose to find a roofer, I will be sure to look for one who is properly licensed.
Jeff Wilcox says
I like the tip that you gave to look for a roofer who is properly licensed. My wife and I might need to replace our roofing material. If we do, I will be sure to look for a licensed contractor.
charles walk says
I think that it will be important for me to follow your tip to choose a roofer who offers a bid that will fit our timeline needs. My wife and I have been talking about getting our roofing material replaced, so we could increase the value of our home before we sell it, and it will be important for us to know that we could get the project done before we plan to hire a realtor to list our home. To help us stay with our timeline, I will be sure to choose a roofing contractor who’s bid will fit in with our timeline.
britt wall says
I appreciate the tip that you gave to choose a roofing contractor who is properly licensed. That sounds like a great way to find one is going to be trustworthy. My wife and I have been talking about finding a contractor to help us with the leak in our roof, and it is going to be important for us to know that we could find the best one. To be sure that they are going to be licensed.
Dalton Kelly says
Always hire best and professional roofers because they never charge high fees and give you free estimate before doing their task to repair your roof.