How Do I Find A Roofer?

How do I find a roofer? Once you begin your search for local roofing contractors, you will find several in the area. Hiring someone you can trust is so important, and there are resources available to help you narrow down your list. It is well worth the effort to make sure you are choosing a reputable roofer. Check with family, friends & co-workers for recommendations. Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if anyone has complained. Check with AngiesList.com for honest reports on roofers in your area. This site refuses anonymous reports, making sure the roofing contractor’s competition or mother aren’t sending in false reports – good or bad. Check their references by asking not only was the final project done well, but did the contractor show up on time and clean up afterwards. Some contractors will bounce from job to job (they have to in order to make ends meet), but don’t bother to coordinate with you, suddenly letting you know they’ll finish your half-way done project after another job and after they take a Christmas vacation (and after all your holiday guests have already gone home). Check Michigan’s government site to check up on the contractor’s license. You don’t want someone with a fake license, no license, or just a business license. If a roofing contractor doesn’t have a license, then leaves your project incomplete, sometimes no other licensed contractor will finish it for you, or must legally start over, charging you for work from the...

Choosing A Contractor

The best thing you can do when choosing a contractor is get informed. Finding a contractor you can trust means you get the job done right the first time and avoid costly repairs later. Above Roofing is built on the principles of honesty and integrity. Use the chart below to compare us to our competitors and help you make an informed decision for your roofing needs. Ask your Contractor Above Roofing Comp. #1 Comp. #2 Are you licensed with the state of Michigan? YES ________ ________ Will there be a licensed contractor on my roof? YES ________ ________ Do you have general liability insurance? YES ________ ________ Do you carry Workers Comp? YES ________ ________ Do you have references and referrals available? YES ________ ________ How long have you been in business? est. 1995 ________ ________ Are you a member of the Better Business Bureau? YES ________ ________ Do you specialize in residential roofing? YES ________ ________ What is your workmanship warranty? Lifetime Warranty ________ ________ Do you clean up daily? YES ________ ________ Do I get a detailed custom proposal in writing? YES ________ ________ Do you have your own dump trailer/truck? YES ________ ________   Ask yourself Do I trust the contractor? _______ _______ _______ How comfortable am I with the contractor? _______ _______ _______ Was the contractor friendly and knowledgeable? _______ _______ _______ What is more important to me, Price, Quality or Value? _______ _______...
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