When it comes to your home or business, you want quality and dependability from your roofing system. A roof's primary task is to protect the property beneath it from the elements, as well as those inside the building. Choosing the right roofing contractor for your property can be a vital step in having that peace of mind with your roof!
This post will walk you through the hiring process for a roofing contractor, highlight what to watch out for, and more.
Qualifications of a Roofer
Aside from ample experience in the field, any roofing contractor should possess the following:
- Proper insurance and licensing
- Warranties on their work and material
- Relevant equipment and resources for roofing
- Great customer service skills
When it comes to these qualifications, make sure to vet multiple roofing companies and use your intuition to select your best candidate.
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Licensing and Insurance are Essential
Obtaining proper licensing and insurance is vital for any roofing company across the country. When vetting roofing contractors, it is imperative to have roofing companies provide proof of their insurance and license to ensure that you're dealing with a reputable roofer.
As for PRQ, we are a proud member of the Colorado Roofing Association (CRA). The CRA works to promote ethics and education in the roofing industry of Colorado, helping home and business owners make smart and informed decisions about replacing their roofing systems.
PRQ Exteriors is also certified by the Better Business Bureau and carries a certification from Owens Corning as a preferred contractor.
Warranties on Workmanship and Materials
While it may be the expectation that your new roofing system will last for many years to come, major storms and other factors can stand in the way of your roof performing at its best. Any reputable roofing contractor should offer their clients a warranty on the materials they use and the workmanship behind them. PRQ Exteriors is no exception - contact us for more information regarding our warranties on our services!
Referrals and Reviews are Valuable
As we stated earlier, experience is paramount for roofing contractors. From that experience, many roofing companies garner reviews and can even have a referral program for existing customers to demonstrate their satisfaction! Alongside a better public image and SEO (search engine optimization) benefits, positive reviews for a roofing company can separate them from lesser-quality contractors.
PRQ Exteriors is proud to boast a 5-star rating on Google and Yelp, as well as a service referral program where past customers can earn $250! Find out more about our referral system here.
Opt for Established, Local Contractors
When possible, we recommend opting for trusted companies that are local to your area! These local roofing contractors will understand the unique needs of your property and the challenges that the local climate can bring.
As a locally owned and operated roofing contractor, PRQ Exteriors is proud to have served the Greater Denver area since 2014!
Things to Look Out For When Hiring a Roofing Contractor
Now that we've mentioned what qualifications you should seek out from your roofing contractor, we'll cover some potential red flags you might find in your vetting process.
Pricing is Not the Sole Factor
There's an old saying that we believe rings true for the roofing sector – "if it's too good to be true, it probably is."
While finding a great value on roofing services is something we'd recommend, it's important to be wary of any contractors who offer you a vastly lower price than the others. Pricing should not be the sole factor in your decision for a new roofing system, and it's crucial to weigh out the pros and cons of all your options before making a final call.
Avoid Storm Chasers
Much like those "ambulance-chasing" lawyers, there will be a handful of untrustworthy roofing contractors that may reach out to you after a major storm blows through. Here are some common tips to help you avoid pesky "storm chasers":
- Ignore contractors who knock on your door - professional roofing contractors will NOT go door-to-door to diagnose roofing issues!
- Avoid large upfront payments - this can be an early red flag for an untrustworthy roofing contractor. Most true contractors will not ask for payment until the job is finished.
- Do your research - we keep harping on this point, but it's essential to do your homework on potential roofers before hiring them! Reviews and accreditations can help solidify your confidence in your decision.
Important Questions to Ask Potential Roofers
We know that not everyone is an expert on roof installation. It can be confusing to know where to start and what questions to ask. Here are some common questions that can help you vet roofing contractors and get a better understanding of what they bring to the table:
- Do you use subcontractors for your work?
- What are your credentials?
- Do you have any references?
Consider Their Better Business Bureau (BBB) Rating
The Better Business Bureau is an organization that specializes in building trust between businesses and consumers. Any professional roofing contractor with a reputable company should be certified by the BBB and carry a high rating from them (companies are continually graded on performance, customer satisfaction, etc.).
PRQ Exteriors is extremely proud to carry an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Getting Started with Your Next Roofing Project
When it comes to roofing repairs and installations, don't wait! It's best to get in front of these roofing projects before they compound and potentially cause further damage to your home. We know that choosing the right roofing contractor can be a difficult process; PRQ Exteriors is here to help!
PRQ Exteriors sets the standard for roofing companies in the Denver area by providing quality roofing services and excellent customer service built on great communication. Since 2014, homeowners and business owners in Denver turn to us for trusted, professional roof repairs, replacement, and storm restoration. Use the form below to schedule a free roofing evaluation today.