Most consumers have many questions on how to choose a Roofing Company here in Minnesota.
Below we’ve listed 5 major things to avoid when hiring a roofer:
1. Hiring an unlicensed or uninsured roofing contractors.
The reasons here are simple. Your home is a large investment and should be respected! It can be tempting to hire “handymen” to help save money but a faulty roof can turn into an expensive nightmare. Also, always check your contractor’s insurance. If there is a problem or accident on the job, you need to know that you will not end up getting sued or bear any additional costs. The best plan here is to only hire reputable, insured and licensed Minnesota Roofing professionals.
2. Not getting a written estimate.
This can be a big problem for you if your contractor is dishonest or not reputable. The best strategy is to get everything in writing including the materials, labor and what happens if anything on the job changes. This will also help you in comparing bids and making your selection.
3. Not Researching your MN roofing contractor’s work and reputation.
While most roofing companies here in Minnesota are professional and do good work, it is a good practice to search the BBB or Angie’s list to make sure they have no unresolved complaints or things that could cause you problems.
4. Choosing Your Roofer Solely on Price.
In the short-run this sounds good but it can hurt you. To get the lowest price, some contractors use cheaper lower quality roofing materials and cut corners on labor. For the long term choose a company with a good price, good materials and great warranty. It can end up saving you a bundle!
5. Paying the Roofing company before the work is completed.
This is a huge mistake! If you pay upfront, you have no leverage to get your job completed and they could simply take your money and not do your job. The best strategy is to create a payment plan that has some money down and pays out the remainder over the course of the work and the final inspection.
I’d advise you to stay clear of the 5 errors discussed above. Instead consider our advice. We’ve seen many homes needing needless repair or additional work after a shoddy low quality roofing job. By following our steps you’ll have a much better chance of a well run roofing project and a great result.