Finding the right roofing contractor is essential. Just because someone hangs up a shingle and proclaims themselves a roofing contractor does not mean they know what they are doing. Homeowners need to be even more cautious when they have a specific type of roof that requires a specialized roofing contractor with specialized training. In this article, we will discuss some useful tips for choosing the best roofing contractor for the job.
- First things first, you need to make sure your roof does not require the attention of a specialist, if you have a slate roof or specialty type of shingle, you are going to need a specialized roofing contractor who has specialized training and experience working on and repairing your specific type of roof. While many roof types are incredibly durable and can handle all kinds of calamities mother nature can throw at them, those same roofs can be very delicate when it comes to the clumsy greasy handles of some self-proclaimed roofer who does not know what he or she is doing when it comes to your particular type of roof.
- Read the reviews but don’t just read one set of them, find a few different websites that this roofing contractor is on and make sure there are enough reviews to establish a baseline. If you see some negative reviews, keep in mind that there are two sides to every story, and the roofer should be able to answer a negative review professionally. You can tell a lot about a business based on the way they handle an unhappy customer. Often there is a way to contact people who leave reviews on websites, see if you can get in touch with those people and if they are open to letting you take a look at the roof. Go check out some of their older work, take a look at the roof and its craftsmanship. See if the roof is still in good condition and if the people that wrote the review still feel as positively as they did way back when they wrote the review. It is a good idea to get permission before you start snooping around another person’s property. It’s going to be pretty awkward explaining to the police what you are doing on a ladder on the side of someone’s house.
- Get a few quotes from a few reputable roofing contractors, hearing a few experts opinions on something will help you establish a baseline for what is the standard way to address the problem with your roof. At the same time, you need to do your research so that you know that what they are saying makes sense.
If you are looking for a specialized roofing contractor call Van De Hey Refined Roofing (VR Roofing) at (920) 378-4800. Some of the roofs that we specialize in are slate roofs, custom copper roofs, metal roofs and EPDM rubber roofs. We proudly service the Appleton, Little Chute and the Fox Valley area, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Madison, Milwaukee, Shorewood, Sheboygan, Oconomowoc, Verona, Waukesha, Green Bay, and De Pere areas in Wisconsin.