Whether the roof on your Newark, NJ, home is aging and needs to be replaced, or if you have suffered through storm damage, it’s important that you get the situation resolved quickly and professionally. The roof is perhaps the single most important structural element of your home. It protects you against rain, sleet, hail and snow, harsh sunlight, strong winds, and more. It must also contend with these forces for decades. Obviously it’s vital that you choose the right roofing services. Here are four tips to help you do just that.
1. Ask for References
When you start contacting roofing companies, make sure you ask for references. Any self-respecting roofing contractor should be able to provide you with a list of satisfied clients that you can contact. However, don’t stop by asking for references. You need to call those customers and find out what their experience was like. Was the roofer on time? Did they come in on the budget? Was the crew professional and courteous? Would they repeat the experience?
2. Check the Better Business Bureau
Another important consideration is to check the rating of each roofing company that you’re considering with the Better Business Bureau. You’ll find a quality rating here, but you will also be able to check into complaints lodged against the company, as well as see how the company reacted to and handled those complaints. You can learn a great deal about a roofer simply by studying how they interact with dissatisfied clients.
3. Ask about Warranty
Any self-respecting roofing company should provide you with warranty protection. It might not extend to the roofing material itself (metal, shingles, etc.), as this will be provided by the manufacturer. However, roofing services should guarantee their workmanship and any materials that are not covered by a manufacturer’s warranty (roofing substrates if replaced, etc.).
4. Works with Your Insurer
In some cases, you may be footing the bill for your roofing project on your own. However, in many instances, you’ll be making an insurance claim to repair it. Make sure that the roofing contractor you ultimately choose can work with your insurer, and does not pressure you to begin the project until after the adjuster has had a chance to come out and inspect the situation.
If you’ve suffered roof damage to your home, or you’re thinking about an upgrade or replacement due to aging, contact Badger Roofing Company today.