How to Choose a Roofing Repair Contractor

Roofing repair contractors are diverse in skill set, quality of work and professionalism. Choosing the contractor whose right for you and your circumstances is important. You’ll spend a fair amount of money repairing or replacing your roof. You want it done to your satisfaction and on schedule.

Life is good when you don’t need an immediate roofing repair because you have time to research a good fit. Any roofing contractor undertaking repair or replacement of your roof needs your attention. You want to know their track record for performance and getting the job done.

One of the worst things that could happen is a contractor begins your project and then doesn’t finish it. A situation like this is expensive. You now need to scramble to find another contractor to finish the work. You’ll spend lots of time remedying the financial mess while managing untold stress.

When you need immediate roofing repair work done it could be tough finding a contractor. You’ll pay a premium for the service since you’ve lost the flexibility to put it off. If a tree crashes into your roof due to high winds, it needs fixing fast. You can’t put a problem like that off. It needs repair work right away.

Research Your Roofing Repairs

When you do have time to research a roofing service start with a social platform such as Yelp or Angie’s List. Read reviews of their performance and customer service. Take a close look at the top five contractor services.

Check your contractors state licensing board. Confirm the contractor you want has a license for roofing. You may sleep better doing a Secretary of State business entity search for your state. This research reveals the contractor’s status as active, suspended or dissolved. Knowing the roofing contractor’s status could save headaches for you later.

You can also do a simple Google Search or a public records search on your local Superior Court website. You’ll learn if they’re facing legal action or bankruptcy.
You also need to know if the contractor has experience with the kinds of roofing materials you want. For example, you may want cedar shakes instead of asphalt shingles. There’s a difference between the two materials.

Cedar shakes are thicker and less even than shingles. It’s because they’re split and not sawed from the wood. They also have a different appearance and tend to look more rugged. Not all contractors will handle these kinds of roofing requests. That’s because they may work mostly with asphalt or another kind of material. Since their projects use the same kinds of materials it makes sense for them to continue with that work. They also have the necessary tools for the installation or repair.

It’s not a good idea to ignore problems with your roof. It’s best to have time to research the best contractors so your roofing repairs get done on time.  If roofing repair frustrates you, we can help. Call us at (978) 977-3816 or visit us on our Facebook page at