While you can’t choose whether or not to replace your roof, siding or any other exterior feature of your home, you do have a choice when it comes to choosing a contractor to do the work.
But what makes a good exteriors contractor? How do you know you are choosing the right team? You don’t have to be a mindreader, you just need to know what makes a good company.
Look for Experience
Roofing, siding and other exteriors projects require a great deal of skill, which is why they are not DIY projects. When choosing a company, look for one that has not only been in the industry for many years, but is also well known around your community.
Most importantly, ask to see their project portfolio. This will give you a good idea of the types of projects they have worked on before and the quality of their work.
Price Isn’t Everything
You should be able to tell if a company’s prices are too high, but After getting an estimate from multiple companies, simply scanning down the list and choosing the lowest dollar amount can get you into trouble fast. If a company is undercutting the prices of their competitors, they are likely doing so because they are having trouble competing in the market.
Exteriors projects are an investment. You want to look for quality work that is done properly. Otherwise, you will risk running into problems down the line, which may will lead to you paying another company to fix the work of your initial contactor.
Communication is Key
Are you still waiting on the quote from a company? Have they returned your phone calls or emails? Good exteriors companies are responsive to the needs of their clients. If they can’t be relied upon to respond to your requests, they shouldn’t be relied upon to work on your home.
This industry is about taking care of people, and you deserve a company that will provide you with the customer service you deserve.
Verify Their Credentials
Some of the credentials you can ask for include:
- Proof of liability insurance and/or bonding
- Customer references
- Materials and techniques used
Get it in Writing
Don’t let a contractor give you a verbal quote before starting work. You always want a company who is willing to give you a quote in writing. At Schmidt Roofing, our quotes are non-binding and absolutely free. Contact us today to get started on your next project.