Finding the RIGHT Roofing Company for the Job
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. That’s why it’s so important to find the right roofing company for the job when it needs repair or replacement. And while there are a lot of ways you can follow up on a company’s reputation and reliability from references to checking their score at the BBB, there are also a few tips that can help ensure that this is the right roofing company for your home.
Hire By Reputation
You know the saying, that reputation precedes you, and that’s just what a good roofing company’s reputation should do, too. Rather than simply picking one from the phone book, ask around. If your neighbors have had work done on their homes, find out who they used and if they’d recommend them. Ask friends, family, or even crowd source your answer on social media. The idea is to get a personal recommendation and follow up about what makes this roofing company so great. If your friend or neighbor recommends them, there must be something about them that stood out and makes them want to say, yes; use this roofing company for the job.
A good roofing company will give you a free estimate on the job. This estimate should include everything from the scope of the work to the warranty that they offer. This allows you to see what the company is offering and compare it to others. This estimate is not and should not be a contract; instead it’s what the roofing company thinks that the job will cost for the scope of work outlined within.
Keep in mind that roofing companies may try to find out what their competitors are bidding so they can compete, but their estimates are usually in line with one another when using the same type of materials and supplies.
Use Your Instinct
Your home is your most valuable asset; you don’t want to have someone working on it that you can’t trust. If you meet with a representative from a roofing company and don’t feel comfortable with them working on your home, don’t hire them. Too many people look at their home improvement or roofing projects as a bottom line and search for the person who will do the job for the last amount of money. But this doesn’t ensure that you’re getting quality work done, or that this company is going to take care of you in the future if something goes wrong.
If you don’t match your roofing company on personality and feel confident that they’re going to do a good job, then move on to the next.
About Northern Virginia Roofing
Northern Virginia Roofing and Siding is a second generation owned and operated company in business since 1963. We’ve had the same phone number since 1980 and have never changed our name. We run full background checks on all of our crews, so you can trust who will be working on your home, and many of our crew have been with us for more than 11 years.
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