Remember the Roofing Industry is Unregulated
Roswell, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/18/2014 -- When it is time for roof repairs it may be a difficult decision for home owners. Trusting just anyone for roof repair is putting A house in someone’s hands. Some helpful tips on how to choose an Atlanta roof repair contractor can be beneficial in finding the right company to take care of much needed repairs. Here are nine steps for choosing an Atlanta roof repair contractor.
1. Check The Company’s Reputation
Find out from friends and neighbors who may have used the roofing company that is chosen because word of mouth travels fast and most roofing contractors will have lasted longer than seven years if being a good company with a good reputation.
2. Remember the Roofing Industry is Unregulated
Remember that when picking a roofing contractor before signing anything or letting the company start the job there is investigation to do on this contractor.
3. Do not be tempted by special offers without investigation
If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. This is a good rule of thumb when picking a roofing contractor for roof repairs. Do not be taken in by the first company, ask around and call others for second opinions on the roofing repairs that are needed.
4. Use Contractors who have been stable in the community for over 7 years
Most reputable contractors will have been in the community for over seven years. Anything less than this is suspect for roofing contractors because 90 percent of roofing contractors go out of business after one to five years.
5. Check Company Credentials
It is best to check the credentials of roofing contractors with as many sources as possible. References and associations belonged to are important. How many homes have been done in the community?
6. Ask Questions
Ask lots of questions of the contractor on about roofing repair. There are many DIY sights to compare this to before the work is begun and finished. Do research and ask plenty of questions as a precaution before hiring a roofing contractor.
7. Check with the Better Business Bureau
Check with the Better Business Bureau for complaints against the roofing contractor. This can be very telling and protect the customer. There will be complaints against roofers who have been unscrupulous with customers.
8. Ask for testimonials
A good roofing company will be happy to share testimonials about work. Ask for past clients and reference before hiring the roofing contractor.
9. Check Pricing on Roofing Repairs
Compare the prices with other contractors and shop around. If a customer is getting five different answers on what repairs actually need to be done this is a red flag. Trust only quality roofing companies that have the reputation in the community. Good companies will not mind giving out all the information that customers ask for.
About Dr. Roof
Dr. Roof has been serving the Atlanta, Georgia area since 1988. We provide a range of home improvement and repair services in Atlanta including roofing, siding, painting and windows.
1460 Woodstock Road
Roswell GA 30075
1465 Northside Dr. NW Suite 214
Atlanta, GA 30318