Does your roof leak? Have you lost shingles because of wind or foul weather? Are you remodeling the exterior of your home and want a fresh look? Consider contacting a roofing company such as the IKO Roofing Team to come up with a game plan.
The cost to replace a roof costs between $4,900 – $14,000, depending on many factors.
Consider the following prior to choosing a roofing company.
- You need to be sure your contractor has worker’s compensation and liability insurance.
- Ask to see the certificates and call the insurance company to see if they are valid.
- This is fair to all companies providing bids, as part of the cost of the roof, and the service provided is protected with insurance coverage.
Choose A Local Company
- Make sure the company is not just operating locally but has an established reputation within the community.
- It is not possible to get a company to honor a five-year warranty if they are no longer in business.
- The warranty is only as good as the reputation of the roofing contractor.
- Consider hiring a reputable roofing company such as IKO Roofing.
- Never choose a contractor based on price alone.
- Cheap bids can drive the market down. Those with overhead and proper insurance need to adjust their pricing to cover these costs.
- People working as roofers on the side or working out of a truck can do the work cheaper. But remember, you get what you pay for.
- Avoid Storm Chasers
- Dismiss the knock on the door from the individual that says they were in the neighborhood. They are canvassing for business.
- A referral based on word of mouth, or a sign in a yard that has a happy client at the end, is the proper way to pick a roofer.
- Get Details Of The Job In Writing
- Make sure the terms of the payment that was discussed are clear.
- Ask how long the job will take.
- Ask for a completion date.
- Ask what size crew you can expect.
Do not release payment until they complete the work to your satisfaction.
- Do they return your calls?
- Did they send the paperwork they promised to send?
- Do they follow through?
- If the answer is no, communicate this to their company representative.
- If you cannot get what you need on the front end, consider what will happen once you have committed the project to them.