Not every homeowner has a professional roofer on speed dial. You will likely need to do some research if you want to have some work done on your home. Without research, you could end up with someone with less experience than you need. There is also the problem of being stuck with a “storm chaser”, a fly-by-night operator that will disappear on you long before you realize they only did some temporary solutions to your roofing problems.
It takes some legwork to find the right roofing contractor. Here are some qualities you should find in someone who deserves your trust.
Genuinely Concerned About Clients
Get yourself a contractor that is dedicated to their values rather than a big payday. You want your contractor to be genuinely concerned about the condition of your home and how that affects you and your family. A concerned roofer would work on your home the way they would on their own home.
Puts a Premium on Time
A good contractor should be efficient as they know the value of time. They should quickly identify whether your home needs urgent roofing repairs, a roof replacement or something else. Inexperienced or dishonest roofers typically don’t care whether their work is done; they just want the job to be over soon so they can get paid and walk away.
Considerate of Your Budget
You need money to get things done, of course, but your contractor should at least make an effort to consider what can be done within your spending capacity. They should make honest suggestions and never recommend compromising on quality just to get a project started.
Experienced and Reliable
Of course, the most important quality you should look for in a contractor is experience and reliability. Having someone you can entrust your home to would make you feel more secure long after the job is finished. Check a prospect’s reviews before hiring them for roofing projects. You’re not looking for perfect reviews, but a contractor with much more good reviews than bad ones is usually a good bet. That said, don’t forget to check the complaints, and find out how the company went about resolving them.
A1 Roofing and Construction is a local contractor you can trust. We have the experience and expertise, and we always treat our clients with the respect they deserve. Call us at (401) 265-1019. We work with homeowners in Tiverton, Newport and Providence, RI.