Hundreds of contractors may be in your area, but when choosing a roofing contractor, you need to make a thorough assessment. You are entrusting your roof, one of the most important areas of the house, to the contractor. Repair should be done professionally and not compromise any other area of your home.
For your peace of mind, look for the following qualities in your contractor:
They Should be Insured
Insurance is not optional; it is a must. Any reputable company will have an insurance to cover the repair in case something goes wrong. Ask to see their certificate of insurance, and feel free to contact the company to check for yourself that the insurance is valid. It should be in effect for the duration of your roof repair project to avoid any legal issues with the coverage.
They Should be a Local Company
A company that couldn’t stay in business for long may not be a trustworthy company at all. Especially in the roofing industry, companies do not often need to repeat the job they have done for a particular house for years. If they’re not getting new customers, it may be because they are not able to do their job properly. You’re better off with companies that have an established reputation in your area. The local roofer you choose should have an established name, and they should be known for the quality of work they do.
They Should Communicate with You Properly
Homeowners may not be experts at roof systems, but this doesn’t mean they should not understand what their roofer is doing. If you ask them to explain their process, they should be able to do so without any problems. If they promised to call you back, they should do that in a timely manner. It’s part of being a professional service provider–if they can’t do that, how else are you going to trust them to carry out roof repairs properly?
Don’t be a victim of roofing scams. Find professional roofers that will give you unmatched service and aim for customer satisfaction. For inquiries and cost estimates, contact CMS Roofing at (803) 732-5558. We serve Charleston and Columbia, SC, and neighboring areas.