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TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROOFER IN PASADENA

TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROOFER IN PASADENA

Ask The Right Questions

Roof replacement is not something you do often so it is unlikely you know a Pasadena roofing contractor that you have used before. Use these tips to help make the selection process a little easier.

CHECK THE INSURANCE

Whenever you use any kind of contractor, you want to make sure he has insurance, but for a roofing contractor, it is an absolute must. Ask whether the roofing contractor has workers’ compensation and liability insurance and don’t just take his word for it. Ask to see the certificates. It doesn’t matter how experienced a roofing contractor is, accidents happen.

DON’T TRUST A CHEAP BID

Price is not everything. If a bid comes in much lower than others, it should be a bit of a red flag. Does it mean that the roofing contractor is just working out of the back of a pickup truck? Will he be around once the job is completed and problems arise? A reputable Pasadena roofing contractor should give a guarantee of workmanship. When the first rains and bad weather arrive, you want to feel confident that any issues will be addressed.

LOCAL CONTRACTORS

We are a big fan of using a local roofing contractor because there is more likelihood that the company will still be around in case of problems arising. Local roofing companies get much of their business from referrals and keeping a good reputation is very important to them. It doesn’t matter how long a guarantee is, it becomes a worthless piece of paper if the company is not around to honor it.

WE ARE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Beware of using a roofing contractor who is canvassing in your area, without doing your research on the company. Many of these roofers come out after a storm and can use intimidating tactics to suggest your roof has been badly affected and is in need of repair.

GET IT IN WRITING

Whether you are using a roofing contractor or any other kind of contractor for jobs in your home, make sure you have everything in writing. Take your time to read over all the small print before you sign anything. If a roofing contractor is rushing you, take that as a warning sign.

GOOD COMMUNICATION

Choose a roofing contractor who answers all your questions and is willing to take time to go through alternatives and different options with you. Being able to communicate with your Pasadena roofing contractor before the project starts is a good sign that during and after the project, you will not be abandoned.