5 Things Contractors Wish Customers Knew About Roofs
When you hire a roofing company, you are hiring them to solve an issue, whether you need routine roofing maintenance, want to schedule an inspection, or if you need an entire roof replacement. But just because the company is doing the physical work, doesn’t free the building owner from doing their own homework. Knowing the company you hire will go a long way to making sure your partnership with them will go smoothly.
If you are looking to get some important roofing work done, here are some things you can do to make sure the contractor you hire is the right fit.
See Completed Work In-person
Roofing contractors may show you photos of completed work, but there are a few issues with this practice. First of all, the photos were most likely taken right after the work is done. Everything looks great when they are shiny and new, but when you go see work in-person, you can see how the work will age. Shoddy work will be much more obvious when the wear and tear of weather has a few months or years to work on the roof.
Know What You Want to Get Out of the Partnership
You’re not expected to know the small details of roofing, but when you have an idea of the materials you want or the final look you are going after, it makes the whole roof replacement process that much easier. Know what you want to have at the end of the project and trust the contractor to get you there.
Choose a Contractor by the Quality of Their Work
If the price is the sole determinant of your choice of a roofing contractor, then chances are, you will be disappointed with their work. Most contractors are proud of the most recent work they have done, or they should be. Look for a contractor that has done lots of work in your area and visit it in-person to see if it is good quality.
Understand That Things Can Go Wrong
Newer homes and buildings may not have hidden issues, but if your roof is older there may be issues with the structure underneath. Good contractors will do a thorough inspection before they do any other work. From this inspection, they should go over any potential issues with you and once they start removing old shingles, these issues can arise.
Communicate With the Contractor
If you are unhappy with the way things are going, the first thing you should do is speak to the contractor. Venting your frustration at workers for issues is really not the way to get things addressed. The contractor is the person to speak to if the staff is underperforming, or if you believe there was a misunderstanding about what you expected from the project.
Frederic Roofing Has the Experience and Knowledge to Get the Job Done Right
We are proud to be one of the most well-known and versatile roofing companies in the St. Louis area. Our long-time reputation for providing exceptional customer service has led us to a legacy of excellence. If you are looking for a contractor to handle any roofing issue or replacement, give us a call today for a free estimate. Call us today, we look forward to adding you to our long list of satisfied customers.