Home improvement projects, big or small, are an Important investment for every homeowner. As such they require a professional and skilled roofing contractor to get the job done right the first time. We at Hynes Roofing & Siding have put together a list of four important things to do to get the best roofing estimate and therefore the best contractor for your home improvement plans.
It’s easy to google “roofers near me” or “roofers in my area” and get a new roof estimate from the first few contractors you see on the list. But to find the perfect roof contractor for you, it is important to dig a little deeper. Make yourself a list of small and large roofing contractors or companies based on Google searches, roofing contractor reviews, references and previously encountered ads, and get an estimate from all. Once you have the roof estimates in hand, you can choose the price that works best for you.
Even after receiving the initial estimate, there’s a lot more to look at before you finalize on a contractor. Your estimate will also include the price of materials used for the job. Most contractors will mark-up the price a little to include the cost of procuring the material but some contractors can get carried away with the amount they add. It is best to call suppliers yourself and confirm the price of all the materials in question before finalizing on a contractor.
Know what to look for
It is important that you are aware of what contractors are looking for when inspecting a roof. This will help you determine whether the suggested roof repairs are indeed required or just a ploy to get more money out of your pockets.
The following factors are used to determine the final estimate: roof size, shingles that need removal or replacement, decking repairs, and water damage to the roof system.
Observe time management
This is perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind when hiring a roofing company or roofer. Let’s say you want to know the roof replacement cost for your house. When you ask for an estimate, get a date from the contractor on which to receive the estimate for the roof replacement. Check whether they meet their own timelines, inform you of a possible delay, or simply send the estimate in a few days after the promised date. Their attitude towards your time in the estimate stage can be a good indicator of what to expect once the work starts.
We know that all of this can be a lot to take care of while going about your day to day business. Just call Hynes Roofing & Siding on (610)-890-5620 or fill out our contact form for a FREE estimate, and our team of experts will help you with all your home improvement needs, honestly and professionally.