Mistakes South Florida Homeowners Make When Choosing a Roofing Contractor

In this blog post we'll discuss common mistakes homeowners make when choosing a roofing contractor and how to avoid them.
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When it comes to protecting and maintaining your home, your roof is one of the most important components. It not only protects you from the elements but also adds aesthetic value to your property. As such, choosing the right roofing contractor for any job is essential to ensure that you get a quality result. In this blog, we’ll discuss common mistakes homeowners make when choosing a roofing contractor and how to avoid them.

1.   Not Doing Your Research

Before you select a roofing contractor, do your due diligence and check out their background, reviews, professional memberships, etc. Researching a roofing contractor’s reputation and qualifications can save you from future headaches or even a scam.

2.   Not Asking Enough Questions

Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the roofer’s qualifications and experience. Determine what kind of services they offer, their range of materials, the estimated cost and timeline for completion, etc. Asking questions will supply you a clear understanding of the contractor’s capabilities and what you can expect from them.

3.   Not Verifying Insurance

It’s extremely important verify your roofer carries general liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage. This will protect you in case of any accidents or injuries that may occur during the job.

4.   Not Getting a Written Contract

Don’t agree to any verbal contracts. A written contract outlining all of the details involved in your roofing job, from costs and materials to timelines and payment terms, will ensure that both parties are on the same page.

5.   Not Checking References

Before you sign on the dotted line, check references from previous customers. More often than not, you can find reviews online or by word of month of family and friends. This provides a good idea of the contractor’s work ethic and the quality of their work.

6.   Not Understanding Your Warranty

Ask your contractor about the warranty they offer and what it covers. Take the time to read up on the warranty, becoming familiar with the warranty in general.

7.   Not Sticking to a Budget

Establish a budget before your roofing project begins and stick to it. A budget will help you avoid unexpected costs and ensure that you stay within your means. With reroofing projects, sometimes additional work is needed and not known until the current roofing material is removed. Keep this in mind when creating your budget.

There you have it! Common mistakes homeowners make when choosing a roofing contractor. By avoiding these handful of mistakes, you’ll be confident in your decision and your roofing project is sure to be a success.

At Native Roofing, we meet all the criteria listed above and then some.

We’ve served South Florida’s Palm Beach and Broward Counties and the surrounding areas for the last 30 years, and in that time, we’ve completed over 10,000 roof inspections – which is just our way of saying, when it comes to roof solutions, we know what we’re doing.

We can’t stress the importance of selecting a certified roofing contractor with experience, and a solid reputation.

Contact us today for a free estimate and discover more about our roofing services. We look forward to hearing from you!


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