When you need work done on your roof, whether it’s your annual inspection or storm damage repair, it can be difficult to know which roofing company to work with. Roofing work can be expensive, and you want to make sure you are not being taken advantage of. You also want to ensure that the work is done correctly, using high-quality materials.
We know how stressful it can be to vet a roofing company. Keep reading for information on what to look for in a roofing company and how to choose the right roofer for you.
Look for a Roofer with Comprehensive Service Offerings
A good roofer will be able to take care of you from start to finish. This means you want to look for a roofer who offers a complete range of services, from roof installation and replacement to repair. You also want to look for a roofer that provides more specialized services for your area, such as storm and hail damage repair services. This is an indication that they not only know what their customers need, but they are invested in providing those services.
A History in the Community
It may not seem important initially, but you should also look for a roofer with a long history of serving your local community. Bad roofers rarely stay in business. A roofing company that has been established for years, like Divine Roofing, Inc., will have strong ties to your community and will have a deeper understanding of what you need from a roofing company.
Most importantly, with years of experience in the local community, you can more easily access relevant reviews from other local customers. The roofer should also be able to provide you with examples of their work. You should always ask your roofer for references, and an established roofer should have no problem providing them.
At Divine Roofing, Inc., we have completed thousands of roofing projects in the Colorado Springs area, and we may have even worked on your friend, neighbor, or family member’s home! You can read some of our customer testimonials here.
Licenses & Certifications
Before hiring a roofing company, you should confirm that they are licensed and insured. You can ask to see a copy of their licensing and insurance certificates. When verifying their insurance, you want to ensure they carry both workers’ compensation and liability insurance. You also want to ask if they have any manufacturer certifications.
For example, the roofers at Divine Roofing, Inc. are GAF Master Elite® certified. Before granting this factory-certification, GAF verifies contractor licenses, insurance, and years in business. Only 2% of roofers in North America are certified as GAF Master Elite®. Roofers with this certification must renew their certification every year.
Beware of Storm Chasers
Here in Colorado Springs, the number one cause of roof damage is hail. Throughout spring and summer, we see regular hailstorms, and this can wreak havoc on our roofs. Consequently, we also see many out-of-state and out-of-area roofing companies coming in and trying to make a quick buck by taking advantage of customers in a desperate position. Whether you are a home or business owner, you should be very wary of working with these roofers.
Roofers from out of the area frequently offer too-good-to-be-true deals and then disappear after the work is done. More often than not, the work they do is rushed, corners are cut, and the job is completed with substandard materials. When you have problems down the road, they are nowhere to be found. You then end up paying even more money to have the work re-done. This is a waste of your time and money you cannot afford.
Always Choose Local
Instead, you should always work with a local roofer, like ours at Divine Roofing, Inc. Our professional roofers have decades of experience, and we live and work right here in the Colorado Springs area. Because we are local, we have a better understanding of what your roof needs, and we know what you are up against when it comes to the weather. We can perform expert-level roof repairs, and we are here for you even after the job is done.
At Divine Roofing, Inc., we know that you have a choice when it comes to selecting a roofer. Our goal is to make that choice easy for you by embodying what it means to be a reliable, trustworthy, expert roofer. Reach out to us today to find out how we can help you with your next roofing project.