How To Vet The Experience Of A Roof Expert

Monday, 24 June 2019 20:40

As a Colorado resident, you know better than most that after a storm hits roofing companies descend on the area faster than you can get to the front door. They’ll offer to waive your deductible, give you a free upgrade to new materials, and get you so stressed about the state of potential damage to your property that you feel compelled to make a decision right then and there. The problem with the common sales approach is that it doesn’t give home owners the chance to research the experience of the roof expert standing at their door. Whether you’re in a position that you need to make a decision on the spot or you have time to research companies before hand, we want to offer some advice that will help you glean information about the experience of the roof expert you’re considering.

Questions To Ask At The Door

When it comes to roof expert, you can gain a lot of information in just a few brief questions. First and foremost, you want to ask for an explanation. How often have you been up on your roof? Most homeowners have been up maybe once or twice. Regardless, it’s rarely enough experience to be able to easily identify storm damage or wear and tear from years of weather. You want to ask the roof expert you are considering hiring what kind of damage you’re looking at, how it likely occurred, and what the process looks like to fix it.

Once you have an idea of the proposed damage and associated work, you’ll want to ask the roof expert you’re considering about their involvement in your area. The preferred materials and methods for roof repairs or replacements in a coastal town might be very different than best practices in a hail ridden part of the country like central Colorado. You want to be sure the roofing company you’re talking to is not only familiar with the best practices for your area but also planning to stick around well after the storm for any ongoing maintenance or new projects.

Last, but not least, you want to discuss your roof expert’s experience with insurance claims. When you have storm damage, there is an extensive process that both your roofer and the insurance adjuster will go through to determine the scope of work on your property. They will need to come to an agreement before work can be done, so experience working with insurance adjusters is a major plus when it comes to hiring a roof expert.

Online Research Of A Roof Expert

Even if the roof expert you’re considering is standing on your doorstep, there is a certain amount of third party due diligence that you’ll want to perform before signing a contract. We recommend the follow methods of research to ensure you’re making a solid choice for a roof expert.

  • Thoroughly Read Their Website - While some trades may not value the importance of a well-crafted and informative website, most consumers do. A roofing company that has put time and energy into creating a strong web presence shows that they value the wants and needs of their clients. Additionally, the information you find online can guide further questions you may have about the process of working with that particular roof expert.
  • Check Their Accreditation Standards - From the BBB to other sources like Angie’s List, you want to make sure that the roof expert you’re considering can be validated by third party sources who are well versed in every company in that particular industry. See what their rankings look like on these sites before you sign a contract.
  • Seek Out Customer Reviews - There’s no better way to vet a roof expert than to hear directly from the horse’s mouth. Check Google, Facebook, HomeAdvisor, and/or Yelp to see what previous customers have to say about their experience with the roof expert in question.

Consider Ethos General Contractors When You Need A Roof Expert

At Ethos, education is our number one priority. Whether a client chooses to hire us or not, we want to ensure that homeowners have the knowledge they need to make a sound decision. If you think you have storm damage or aren’t sure where to turn when it comes to hiring a roof expert, contact Ethos General Contractors today. We’ll perform a complimentary inspection and help you make the right decision.