We’ve talked a lot about roofing inspections and the work needed to prepare for/recover from hurricanes. It’s normal in the Lowcountry to think about these things and they’re important to address. But something we want to talk about now is how to choose the right roofing professional for the work you need to be done. How do you know you’re choosing the right roofer? Well, here are some tips from us on how to help choose the right roofer for your needs.
One of the best ways to learn more about a given roofer is to talk to people you trust who’ve worked with them before. Your friends, neighbors, and family will have stories of working with this contractor and can tell you more about the experience than their website. So take the time and find those referrals to get the real story.
Look at Reviews
Maybe you don’t know anyone who has worked with the roofer in question. That’s not an uncommon scenario and it’s also not that difficult to remedy. Take a look at their available online reviews. Google is probably the best source for these and the easiest to access, but there are a number of sources of reviews available. Take some time and look at these reviews, identify trends, and decide if this contractor lines up with your needs. It only takes a few moments to learn a ton.
Check Out Licenses, Insurance, and Certifications
Roofing is a profession that requires a number of licenses and insurance to engage in. One very quick and easy way to find a legit roofing contractor is to make sure they have those appropriate, and required licenses and insurance. On top of those, you can also find an assortment of certifications from professional organizations and manufacturers.
Take a moment to ask questions of the roofing professional. Ultimately, you know your needs and requirements, so ask the roofer if they can help you. Often you’ll find that a trusted roofer can help you in ways you wouldn’t gather from the website if you just ask a few questions. If you’ve found a roofer you like, give them a call and see if they can help you. Ultimately, choosing the right roofer is up to you.
We Don’t Roof Around
No matter how much we prepare for severe weather, there’s always a chance that we will suffer a loss because of a hurricane or similar event. Our team at Southline Roofing & Exteriors, LLC knows this because we’re your storm damage repair source. When your roof has been damaged by severe storms, our team helps you every step of the way from filing the claim to completing the repair, so you can get back to normal. If you have a need for storm repairs or questions on preparation, contact us today!