4 Mistakes When Choosing A Roofer

Investing in your roof is not the major expense most people believe it has to be. Having it repaired or replaced can be the single most important investment you can make. It is important to do your research and choose a reputable roofer.

For many homeowners, the options can seem overwhelming. Many individuals who call themselves professional roofers are actually “fly-by-night” contractors. These contractors will offer you the cheapest price and will not offer a guarantee and will leave your yard dirty and the job sometimes half complete.

How to choose the right roofing contractor?

When choosing a residential roofing contractor, make sure you avoid these common mistakes:

1.Not Researching the Roofing Company’s Reputation

It’s important to do your homework on the residential roofers you’re considering. Read reviews, talk to your neighbors, does the roofer offer a guarantee on the workmanship and product?

Location: Beware of door-to-door roofers. A legitimate, well-established roofing company will have a physical location out of which they operate. Some companies will give you a P.O. Box and will not actually have a physical address they will provide. Avoid these at all costs!

Read Customer Reviews: There’s no better way than the experiences of previous customers. Many residential roofing companies will post customer testimonials on their website, though you should also visit third-party sources like Houzz, Google, Facebook

2. Hiring an Unlicensed or Uninsured Roofer
If something goes wrong – whether your home suffers damage or a contractor is injured – you can be left on the hook if the company is uninsured. A reputable residential roofing company should have:
  • General Liability, which protects your home if a contractor damages it while completing work.    

3. Not Getting a Warranty on Work Performed
JCF Construction offers 15 year warranty on all workmanship. We are a industry leading warranty company and we stand by everything we do.

4. Making a Price-Based Decision
It’s crucial you don’t decide based purely on price. Although it’s important to weigh competing quotes against each other, your decision should ultimately be based on the quality of workmanship the contractor can provide.

A roof installation is a major investment. It’s important to make sure you choose to work with a reputable roofing contractor who can provide quality workmanship using high quality materials.
JCF Construction has been providing quality roof replacements and repairs since 1996. We stand behind our workmanship and are committed to delivering superior results using the best materials. Contact us today to see the difference between the rest and the honest general contractor.

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