Searching for the right roofing contractor is no easy feat for homeowners. You need to find out if they’re the right person for the job and if they really are worth the price they’re asking from you. Choose the right professional and you’ll have a good roof but choose wrong and you may wind up paying a significant amount in the long run. Luckily, there is a way to properly determine if the contractor you’re looking at is the person you need: their references.
Here, the professionals of State Roofing shares the important questions you need to ask of your potential roofer’s references before hiring them.
What Do the Suppliers Think of Them?
If you can, get in touch with the long-time material suppliers of your potential roofing company and ask them if the roofer pays the dues they owe their suppliers on time. This is important because if it turns out that they don’t, you may get stuck with a lien on your property or you may end up having to pay the bill they racked up yourself. By doing so, you can take cues on how they feel about the contractor and you may be able to make a decision from there.
Was the Contractor Professional and Courteous?
While you’re performing your background check, ask your prospective roofer for three references from the past five years. There’s no doubt that they’ll provide you with three of their favorite clients and once they have, call them ask them a few questions. One of these questions should be geared towards the roofer’s professionalism and courtesy. If they reply in a positive manner, then they might be a trustworthy contractor. Otherwise, if they respond negatively, consider looking for a new one instead.
Were You Satisfied With the Work They Did?
Asking previous clients if they were satisfied with the work the contractor did can go a long way in helping you make your decision. If they were satisfied, it means that they do their job in the way that ensures homeowners get what they want. If they weren’t, then it might mean that your contractor has a habit of cutting corners or not following the proper procedures to get the job done.
Planning to have roofing work done in your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to State Roofing, your number one provider of roof replacement and residential painting services. Give us a call at (360) 794-7164 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE estimate. Talk to us today! We serve homeowners in Tacoma, Kirkland and other nearby areas in WA.