If you own your own home in the city, you know just how expensive certain home improvement or maintenance projects can be. One of the most essential and expensive projects is a total roof replacement. No roof lasts indefinitely, so most homeowners have to hire roofers to repair or replace their roofs at some point.
Unfortunately, the roofing industry is home to some unscrupulous contractors, including storm chasers and scammers. Fortunately, there are ways to tell that you’re working with roofing contractors who work with integrity.
The video posted on this page gives a few essential tips to consider when comparing quotes from roofing contractors.
First, you should verify that you’re working with a local roofer. Local roofers are generally more reliable than roofers that appear to be from out of town. After all, a local roofer should be able to support themselves by building a strong customer base in their area.
Additionally, you should look for signs that they are professional and honest roofers. They should drive a truck of some kind with roofing supplies instead of a car or SUV. They should get up on your roof to check for problems before giving you a detailed quote that they write on site. They shouldn’t need a down payment or deposit for their services. If they aren’t clear with you from the beginning about what your roof needs, look for another local roofer.