Looking for a roof contractor? Not sure whom to trust to inspect your roof and tell you if you need repairs or just replace the whole thing? What do you look for when checking out roofing contractors? How do you know who to trust?
The answer may not be as hard to find as you think, here are some tips to make sure you find the right one!
1) Check Out Referrals & Read Reviews
These days. consumers can publicly state their actual experiences with roofing contractors and other companies on the internet, without company influence, on various third-party review sites like, Angie’s List, Kudzu, Best Pick Reports, Yelp, and more. Taking the time to read some of these reviews (good & bad) will give you a clearer picture on the quality of the roof contractors work, their customer service, and how they handle problems.
2) Check the Better Business Bureau’s Website
While they will not give you references, you can find out how a company handles consumer complaints and will give you an idea of a contractors character and reputation. The Better Business Bureau is a private organization that has handled consumer complaints for decades. Companies are graded not only on the number of complaints but how those complaints are handled. Contrary to what some companies may claim, it’s easy to maintain an A+ rating, simply provide a great service and treat your customers right . Anything less than an A should raise flags.
3) Check out their website
Does it look professional? Did they take the time to put together an informative and pleasant looking site or does it look like they just threw it together. Do they list their qualifications (and can these be verified?), Do they have customer testimonials and are they real? Do they have examples of their work on the site? These questions are important, especially in 2015, websites aren’t just for advertising or storefronts, they provide a place where consumers can learn about the company and the services they offer without a lot of time and hassle. If a company doesn’t have a website or it isn’t professional, you have to wonder why.
4) Check manufacturer certifications and industry organizations
Membership in professional organizations and special manufacturer programs and certifications (such as GAF and the NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association)) indicate a willingness to hold themselves to a higher standard. These organizations set strict criteria for companies to achieve before offering membership or certifications. While being an NRCA member or GAF Master Elite™ Contractor is not a prerequisite to being a roof contractor, it certainly shows to the world that the company in question know what they are doing and are committed to their industry and customers. If the roof contractor you are looking at isn’t a member or doesn’t have any certifications, why?
Finally, use common sense! Don’t just hire the first guy who gives you a cheap price and certainly not if he just appeared at your doorstep! DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Don’t get ripped off, finding a qualified professional can be easy or as difficult as you make it! Don’t worry about price so much as quality of work and check out your contractor thoroughly, and all will be well.
If your in Metro Atlanta, it’s even easier!
Atlanta Roofing Specialists has been serving Metro Atlanta since 1993, a multi-year recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award, multiple years as a Best Pick by Best Pick Reports, A+ BBB Rating, and more positive reviews on sites such as Yelp and Google than we can list here, you can’t go wrong with us. Call Atlanta Roofing Specialists at 770-419-2222 for a FREE ESTIMATE today!