You're sitting on the couch, enjoying your favorite TV show during a good rainstorm. Suddenly you hear it, that ominous (yet small) noise.
Drip. Drip. Drip.
You guessed it. You need a roofer. But with so many options in South Florida to choose from, how do you go with the right one?
We have a couple of suggestions for you. Keep reading to find out how to find a roofer near me.
Ask For Referrals
There is no better place to go to than a good recommendation. Someone that already has done business with a roofer can point you in the direction of where to go...or not go.
Referrals can come from any source, the most immediate one being a friend or neighbor. If you're admiring the tile roof across the street or wondering how your friend feels about their recent metal roof installation, just ask.
But you don't have to stop there to find a good recommendation.
Try asking other contractors that do business with roofers. For example, if you have done business in the past with a gutter or siding installation company, they most likely have a list of roofers they work hand in hand with.
Or if you need a new asphalt shingle roof installation or a roof leak repair due to some damage, check with your insurance adjuster as to who they have worked within the past. Working with roofers who are familiar with the homeowner's insurance claim process can eliminate a lot of headaches in the long run.
Rule number one: if the roofer is not willing to meet you in person and provide a written quote, stay away. They probably aren't the most reputable.
Make sure to get multiple quotes so that you have some options to look at. And don't always go with the lowest bidder either. The famous expression, 'You get what you paid for,' applies to hiring any good roofer.
Do Your Research
You want to have a general idea of what you're getting into before you hire someone. Do a Google search on the type of roof you have, why you have it, and if you want to stick with it.
Then ask yourself, 'Will I need a hard roof replacement, tile roofing, or just a roof repair?' If you have an insurance adjuster, what do they recommend? Having at least a little knowledge on hand will help you decide who the best roofer is to go with.
Get Background Information
If you've narrowed down your selections of roofers to hire, make sure to get specific information from them. Knowing what to ask can help you weed out those who might be more scammers than roofers.
For example, are they licensed and insured? Can you get a copy of their W-9? Are they accredited with the Better Business Bureau? Do they have the proper local city registrations and licensing? What is their warranty on labor and materials?
If the company you're looking at is willing to supply you with that information, you more than likely have someone who is legit and will do a good job.
Find a Roofer Near You With Success
It takes more than a general Google search for 'roof replacement near me' to find someone reliable and professional. But with just a little work, you can find and hire someone that will do a great job.
Are you thinking right now, "I think I need to find a roofer near me"? Or are you interested in getting a roof replacement or repair? Contact us to learn more today!