As you search for a roofing contractor there are many factors to consider. It is important to be properly prepared and educated before you begin that search. The more you know the more likely you are to choose the experience and professionalism of Fort Collins Roofing Consultants for your roof replacement.
When selecting a roofing contractor it’s important to select one that will offer the best services and protect your roofing investment. This is why it’s necessary to check the reputation of the company and contractor as well as the stability and the workmanship.
According to the Wall Street Journal there were over one million complaints and lawsuits filed against roofing contractors last year. That is an astronomical amount. This is why it’s so important to choose a roofing company you are comfortable with and one you can trust.
Before choosing a company follow these guidelines to insure that you are not part of the 62% that file complaints against their contractors. Or ask us about the many satified cleints that we’ve had and the testimonials that so many have generously given us.
You definitely want to make sure that the roofing contractor you choose carries general liability insurance for both commercial and residential projects. A reputable roofing contractor will carry no less than $500,000, but more closely around $1,000,000 in insurance coverage. It is important that they are not “self-insured” as there are a good amount of companies that do not carry proper coverage to protect you against any losses.
Before choosing a company ensure that there is an arbitration statement within the contract. This ensures that if complaints arise, the roofer agrees to settle disputes through binding arbitration. Without this agreement there is no recourse, and your roof replacement may end up costing you more.
If a roofing contractor asks for money upfront, there may be something a little fishy going on. There are only two reasons that a contractor would ask for the funds before beginning work. The first reason is if a special order non-returnable roofing material is ordered. In this circumstance the contractor doesn’t lose money if you decide you don’t want your new roof replacement, or you decide not to finish the project after commencment. The other reason for a roofing contractor to ask for payment up front is if your insurance is not covering your roof repair and your credit is questionable. Other than these reasons payment should not be asked for up front, nor accepted by a reputable roofing company. There are many frauds and scams out there so we always warn potential clients to be wary of any strange conditions required before a roofing contractor starts your roof replacement.
A company that belongs to a trade association must maintain good standing in the quality of work they offer as well as exhibit ethical integrity with their clients. Associations like the National Roofing Contractor Association and the Better Business Bureau are common associations for a roofing contractor to be part of.
Roof Replacement Done Right!
These are just some factors to consider when choosing a roofing company in and around the Fort Collins area to handle your roof replacement. We here at Fort Collins Roofing Consultants hope that you’ll give us a call today to help with your roofing repair and roof replacement needs. We are a step above other roofing companies and offer quality and professional service at competitive prices! Call today for a free roof replacement evaluation and quote! (970) 372-1175.