Posted by roofcoadmin April 12, 2017
If you need your roof to undergo preventive maintenance inspections, repairs, or even a total replacement, you’ll need a roofer you can rely on. Unfortunately, even though there are many roofing contractors, not all of them are reliable. And if you choose the wrong one, you’re definitely not going to be happy with the results.
There are quite a number of roofing contractors, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to locate a few roofing companies that can service your area. However, before you sign a contract or accept a cost estimate, you’ll first need to make sure that the contractor is reliable.
Here are several ways you can find the right roofer.
Build a List of Residential Roofers
Coming up with a list of residential roofers in Winnipeg should be easy. Simply check your local yellow pages or Google the information. However, you need to make sure that they operate within your area.
Once you have a list, you can systematically inquire if they are capable of providing you the services you require. You’ll also need to know if they have the necessary permits and licenses to operate. Look for how long they’ve been in business, and if they would be willing to provide you with their residential customer references.
If you receive all the information you need about them, and you believe that they’re legit, you will need to ask for a cost estimate. However, if you really want to make sure that they’ll do a good job, you’ll need to talk to their previous customers. Ask them how they performed on their past projects. Another way to find out how they’ve been performing is to check the internet for reviews.
Search for Roofing Company Reviews
When searching for reviews on roofers, always remember that you’ll need to distinguish paid reviews from those that were written by actual customers. You’ll usually find paid reviews on the roofer’s website or any site that looks like an advertisement.
Actual customer reviews will be found on forums and blogs. However, some blogs will also paid to write reviews on a particular company. So use your best judgment when reading roofing contractor reviews found on blogs. Be a bit skeptical about reviews that only focus on the positive aspects of a roofing company. Every company has flaws.
One place that you’ll definitely find excellent unbiased reviews is on BBB’s (Better Business Bureau) website. If the company is accredited with the BBB and has positive ratings, then there’s a good chance that the roofing contractor will be reliable. If they have a good track record what isn’t to trust?
It can be a bit time consuming to find the right roofing company. Yet, it will be time well spent. There are countless horror stories about customers dealing with irresponsible or unprofessional roofers. You’ll find many of them on BBB’s website. So, if you want to avoid going through the same problems, do all you can to find the right roofing company for you.