How to Choose a Quality Roofing Contractor

Whether you need a simple roof repair, maintenance service, inspection, or even a full replacement, you’ll likely want to trust the job to a skilled Phoenix roofing contractor. However, simply opening the phone book or doing a quick search of the internet will reveal that you have dozens of choices, so knowing where to start your search might seem overwhelming. You want to make sure you select someone who’s reliable, experienced, has the knowledge and tools to get the job done right, runs a reputable and honest business, and isn’t going to overcharge you. How can you make sure you get all of these things in your ideal candidate? There are a few tools you have at your disposal.

Customer Reviews

Sites like Yelp and Google are great because not only are they directories for business that will meet your needs, but they also provide reviews on those businesses. It’s important to keep in mind that while a business may not receive a positive review for every customer they help who is satisfied, they’re more than likely going to receive a negative one for every customer who has a bad experience, so take the ratios of good to bad reviews with a grain of salt. However, businesses who take the time to respond to customer complaints and have large numbers of positive reviews for every negative review are generally businesses you can trust to take care of you.

Get an Estimate

Never sign up for a major repair or replacement without first having a professional come to your home, perform an inspection, and then draft you a quote for your roof replacement. This will give you the chance to not only see how much they’re going to charge, but also see what they say, compare it to what other companies are saying, and determine who’s going to give you the best price. It never hurts to shop around.

Ask Questions

Furthermore, getting an estimate gives you the chance to ask questions, including what certifications a prospective company has, whether they’re licensed, bonded, and insured, and if they have any outstanding qualifications, including being rated by the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, and more. Most companies can readily provide you with this information, along with any information about benefits they offer such as roof warranties, repair guarantees, and more.

You can also ask for a list of references of other customers they have helped in the past. Most companies have a list of customers they have performed work for in the past and who would be happy to vouch for them.

Finally, you should also determine if a company has a physical office that they’re based out of. Some roofing companies don’t actually have a physical location, and that’s a bit of a red flag. It can be really hard to track down a company in order to hold them accountable for shoddy construction or sub-par materials if they have no location that you can visit.

If you’re looking for a quality roofer, start your search by calling Lyons Roofing today at (520) 447-2522 to request a quote for your roofing repair and maintenance needs!