HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY DECIDE WHICH ROOFING COMPANY TO HIRE
Take a look in your local YELLOWPAGES and you will no doubt be confronted with the names of countless roofing companies who operate in your area. How on earth do I decide which roofing company to call, I hear you ask. Don’t worry. Follow the simple guidelines and you will be sure to find the perfect one for you.
ASK AROUND. Word of mouth is still a powerful tool for advertising the value of a service being offered. Friends, family, neighbors or co-workers will be only too happy to recommend a company who has served them well. They will also be very quick to warn you of unscrupulous or shoddy operators that you should steer well clear of.
DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET. For those of you who have access to the world wide web check out the internet. Read previous customer reviews or testimonials to gauge the quality of work provided by some of the companies in your area. Read through information provided in a companies website. By looking at websites you can easily find out the following:
– EXPERIENCE. Companies are only too happy to share with you their years of experience and the qualifications and knowledge of their workers.
– SERVICES OFFERED. You should be able to discover the many varied services a company offers by looking at the website. Click on the “Service Pages” to see more detailed information about what is on offer
AFFILIATIONS. Contact your local Better business Bureau and ask about ratings. Ask about negative reviews and bad service. However, remember that even the best companies will receive some negative feedback and the important thing with these is how any issues were resolved.
ASK ABOUT PRICE BUT REMEMBER CHEAP IS NOT ALWAYS BEST. You will be tempted to choose the company who quotes the cheapest price. Take a deep breath before you hire the cheapest company and weigh up what you will be getting for your money. There is usually a valid reason for a company to be able to offer its services cheaper than everyone else. They may use unskilled workers and only be able to do a mediocre job because the products and supplies they use are also low priced and of an inferior quality.
ESTIMATES. When you have decided on a handful of possibles give them a call and ask for an estimate for the work to be done. Be wary of any company who is happy to give you a quote without meeting you on-site, viewing what needs to be done and personally discussing your requirements with you. Make sure the estimate you are given clearly specifies the materials to be used, the time frame for the job and a promise of no hidden or extra charges.