Arizona Roofer’s Guide to Choosing the Right Roofing Company
You shouldn’t trust your home to just any roofing company. Your roof plays a critical role in protecting your home, maintaining your energy costs, and improving the curb appeal of your home (which improves its value). If you leave your roof in the hands of an amateur, you run the risk of major damage to your home and of running up massive expenses.
It’s important that you spend plenty of time doing your research to find the right roofing company for your home. Here are some tips for finding the right professionals for your roof:
Check for Manufacturer Designations
Manufacturers of roofing products often give contractors special designations showing that they have completed training or met other qualifications to be considered experts in using those products. Some manufacturers even limit the number of contractors they will give their designation to, which makes these providers more sought after. Look for contractors who are designated as official contractors for a brand to know that these roofers have met more stringent standards or completed additional training, making them more qualified to care for your home.
Look at BBB Ratings
The Better Business Bureau collects reviews and complaints about local businesses. The agency also gives businesses a rating based on that feedback and on other information it collects, such as how long the business has been operating, special designations it has, and so on. If you find a business with a good BBB rating, you can feel confident that it has met standards for professional service and quality workmanship. You can also use the BBB to weed out bad businesses by reading complaints that consumers have filed there.
Ask for Referrals and Check Reviews
You can find a great roofer by asking the people you know for referrals. When people are happy with the service and the workmanship they receive, they are eager to tell others about it. Likewise, if they get bad service, they will be eager to tell everyone they know. That’s why you can also count on online reviews to give you good information about local roofers. Check out what people are saying about the roofers near you to know what company has the best reputation.
A trusted roofer should be both licensed and insured. Licensing is required in the state of Arizona, and it shows that the roofer has met the minimum standards for experience and education. Insurance protects the roofer and you against liability in case there is any accident on the job. When you hire an insured roofer, you don’t have to worry that you’ll get a hole in your ceiling or water damage spreading through the wall. Make sure you check these credentials for yourself, rather than just trusting the information included on a roofer’s website.
Look for a Warranty
Roofers who offer high-quality work and professional service are willing to offer a warranty on their work. When you see that a warranty is offered, you can feel confident that the person you are hiring is going to put in the right effort and attention to detail on your home. You can also feel confident knowing that if anything does go wrong, you will be protected. Just double check the warranty to know exactly what it covers, whether that includes the work or the materials, as well as how long the protection is offered.
You may need to take a few extra steps to hire the right roofer, but you’ll be happy that you took them when you have a competent professional working on your home. Don’t be swayed by low prices or other false promises. Hiring the wrong roofer can mean major damage to your roof and your home, which can cost you a lot more money and heartache in the long run. Take the extra time and get it right the first time.
AZ Native Roofing is a top-rated roofing company in Arizona. Our roofers are licensed and insured, and they have received dozens of positive reviews on sites like Yelp and Google. We are happy to have the ongoing referrals of our satisfied clients, and we are committed to providing the best quality service and workmanship to continue building and protecting our reputation. We work on all roof types in Arizona, and we perform repairs on both residential and commercial buildings. Call us today to talk with a roofer or to schedule an estimate for your roof work.
Jason Swim – Owner