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July 15, 2015

4 Things to Look for When Hiring a Roofing Contractor

The roof on your home is one of the most important structures in the entire house, but it’s also one that many homeowners don’t think too much about—that is, until there is something wrong and you need to hire a roofing contractor in Conroe, TX. If you have recently discovered that you need help with repairs or replacement for your roofing, here is a quick checklist you can use to make sure you hire a qualified contractor.

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1: Search and Filter

It’s not usually a good idea to hire the first roofing contractor that you find, whether it’s from an online search, an advertisement, or a recommendation from a friend, but you also don’t want to spend several weeks and countless hours meeting with every roofer in Conroe, TX that you find. When you first begin your search, check for good online ratings or customer testimonials to narrow down your list to a top three or four.

2: Local Address

The next step you should take is to review your list and make sure all the companies you are considering are local. While a national company, or one from another state or area might do a fine job, you are taking a risk that you might pay them for work that never gets done, or they won’t be around to fix a problem or redeem a warranty down the road. Local companies are invested in the community and it’s often much better to work with them than with someone who has a corporate office thousands of miles away.

3: Third-Party Validation

Another way to find a quality roofing contractor in Conroe, TX is to look for certifications, training, and other third-party validation. This might include membership in local or national roofing associations, GAF and CertainTeed certifications, or a good rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can also check with your state professional licensing agency to find out if a company has the right licensing (if any is required) and insurance, as well as if they have a history of complaints or other issues.

4: Customer Service

The best way to determine whether a company offers a high level of customer service is to ask their former customers. Check online reviews and ask for a list of references that you can call to review the quality of work and ask questions like whether the job was completed on time, how well the shingles have stood up to external forces over time, and how good the roof looks.

Before you hire a roofing contractor in Conroe, TX make sure you know they are the best with this checklist.

One comment on “4 Things to Look for When Hiring a Roofing Contractor”

  1. My uncle is searching for a roofing contractor to install his roof. I like how you mention checking reviews online and asking for a list of references so you can view the contractor's quality of work. Thank you for the advice. I'll recommend my uncle to check the contractor's work before hiring one.

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