When it comes to hiring someone to repair or replace your roof, you can’t just trust your home’s most important system to just anyone. It is important to ask specific questions when looking for a roofing company so can ensure your roof will be fixed quickly, with high-quality materials, and that the contractor can be trusted to do his/her job effectively. Here are the top things to consider when looking for the best roofing contractor in your area.
Homewerx is a leading residential roofing contractor in Charleston, SC. We have been offering the best service and quality in roof repairs and replacements in the Lowcountry for over 15 years.
Positive Local Reviews & Testimonials
One of the best ways to find a great roofing contractor is to look at their reviews. You should quickly be able to tell if people have had a positive or negative experience. Many will also leave a review sharing what they liked (or didn’t like) about their contractor. You are less likely to have a poor experience when you work with someone who is well-known in the community and comes highly recommended.
HOMEWERX is proud to have received a large number of 5-star reviews from satisfied customers across the Charleston, SC area. Explore our reviews on our Guild Quality page.
Do you have family or friends who have recently had a roofing job done? Ask you they worked with, and their opinions on the job. Besides the quality of work they performed, ask things like:
- Were they easy to contact?
- Did they work around your schedule?
- Did they respond to emails/calls/texts promptly?
- Were they honest and straightforward?
- Did they make you feel involved in the process?
Getting up on a roof is a dangerous endeavor, even for seasoned professionals. Ask your contractor about any safety training they’ve been through or programs they’ve completed to ensure they know their way safely around your roof. While the roofer’s safety is essential, you want to make sure you hire a contractor who can keep your home, family and valuables safe as well.
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
One of the most important, if not the most important thing to looking for the best roofing contractor is to ensure that they are licensed, bonded, and insured. Before anyone steps foot on your roof, ask for proof that the contractors (and all employees) have insurance and licensing. It could be tempting to save money and allow an unlicensed contractor to do the work, but if they make a mistake, it could cost you big time. A reputable and trustworthy roofing contractor will be happy to provide you with all of these up-to-date documents to help you feel at ease hiring them for your roofing project.
HOMEWERX is fully licensed, bonded, insured and A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau!
Don’t Feel Pressured
A roof repair or replacement is a significant home maintenance project that requires careful planning and decision making. If someone expects you to make a monumental decision on the spot, it could be a red flag. The best contractor you are looking for will provide you with all of the facts, give their professional opinion about the best plan of action, and then give you time to think and discuss your options. Do not sign a contract until you have filed a roofing claim or your insurance company has given you an estimate. Anyone that would try to convince you to do so may not be looking out for your best interest.
At Homewerx, we schedule an inspection with you first, then provide our best recommendations. We will be patient answering questions and never make you feel pressured. We are also proud to offer financing options to help make your repairs more affordable.
Know Your Options
As you talk with different contractors, remember that this is your house, your roof, your budget. You have options, and the best contractor will present all of them to you. A professional contractor will let you know about all of the different roofing material options you have to choose from, and respect your decisions.
Repairing or replacing your roof is a major home improvement project and deciding on who handles it should not be taken lightly. Your contractor should come highly recommended, have an extensive portfolio of work to show you, should be trustworthy, and make you feel involved in each step of the process. Extensive training and experience is a must, along with a commitment to excellent workmanship.
The Best Roofing Contractor In Charleston, SC
Homewerx has been repairing and replacing roofs in the Charleston area for over 15 years. We are made up of a team of licensed, insurance and professional contractors who are experts in the industry and committed to providing exceptional roof repair, window replacement, chimney repair and more. Contact us today to hire the best roofing contractor in Charleston, SC!