Whether you do a search for roof repair contractors or ask your neighbors for a referral, chances are you’ll see that there are countless options. Although roofing contractors in Tampa must be licensed, that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. Because your roof must be in good condition to protect your family and belongings, choosing the wrong one can have far reaching consequences. So, just how do you choose the right roof repair contractors? Here are a few steps to take.
1. Ask Around and Then Check Them Out
As you ask your friends who they like as a roofing contractor, see if the same name comes up time and time again. If so, they may be a good company to look into. Ask in person and on your HOA page or even on NextDoor.
Once you have a half dozen or so names, look them up online. See if they have any Google reviews and read the reviews. Check out the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and see if they’re accredited and rated. Go to their website, do they state that they offer roof repair on their site? Do they work on the roofing material that you have on your roof?
2. Schedule an Appointment & Interview Them
This is a good opportunity for you to interview two or three of them and find out more about their company. You may be surprised that one or more of the roof repair contractors you call for an estimate don’t even show up. You’ll be able to get a good impression of the company while they inspect your roof and discuss their findings.
3. Look Over the Estimate
If you don’t get a written estimate, you probably shouldn’t hire them. Sometimes a roofing company will give you a verbal estimate and follow up in writing later. That’s okay too. It just helps ensure everyone is on the same page as far as job expectations and cost. It protects you from paying more than you were originally quoted and it protects them from doing more than they proposed. If you don’t see a workmanship guarantee or some other indication of how long they’ll warrant the repair, ask. This should be included in the estimate or online for you to print out.
4. Choose the Best Roofing Company
The best roofing company for you may not be the same as for your neighbor. For example, if you have tile roofing and one of the roofing companies you’ve contacted for roof repair doesn’t work with tile much, they’re probably not the best choice for you even if they did a great job on your neighbor’s asphalt shingles.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions regularly repairs tile, asphalt, metal and wood shake roofing. If you want the right roof repair contractors working on your home, call us today at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form. We’re licensed, insured and have an A+ rating from the BBB.