There’s nothing like a brand new roof to take your home’s curb appeal to the next level. But when you’re trying to decide whether to go with asphalt shingles or slate, one factor trumps them all: hiring the right company to service your home.

As you look to upgrade your roof, you’re sure to encounter plenty of options— some more attractive than others. You need to account for more than the quality of their materials, their track record of excellent service, and dependability.

Choosing a roofing company comes down to finding the best for your family and your home’s integrity. But how do you do so?
We’ve got all the info that you need. Keep reading to know about choosing roofing replacement, roofing maintenance, or roofing services for your home.

Identify What Type of Roofing Services You Need

The first step is to figure out whether your roof needs maintenance or a full replacement. You need preventive maintenance if the shingles on your roof are still in good shape, but there are weather damages like leaks.

A full replacement is for severe signs like wear and tear, and structural issues that are unsafe for anyone to walk on the roof. Once you’ve figured out whether it’s time for some preventative maintenance or a total overhaul, it’s time to decide what kind of material will work best for your situation.

There are many different types of shingle materials available today—some last longer than others—so take some time to learn about them before making any decisions.

Consider The Type of Roof You Have

Flat roofs usually have a single slope, although some may have multiple slopes if they’re designed to shed water away from your home’s foundation. Flat roofs are often used on commercial buildings and homes because they’re easy to construct with simple materials like wood or concrete blocks.

Its lifespan depends on the material it is made of—the typical lifespan is anywhere between 20 and 50 years. Sloped roofs are more complex than flat roofs because they require more materials and support structures in order to create drainage channels.

Sloped roofs are often made out of metal or asphalt shingles; however, metal roofs tend to last longer than asphalt roofs because they have fewer problems with rusting or tearing apart over time due to weather conditions like rainstorms or snowfall (which can cause leaks).

Do Your Research

Factors to consider when choosing a roofing company are experience, cost, and customer service. It is important to find a company that is experienced in roofing services and has a good reputation.

Additionally, you will want to find a company that is affordable and offers good customer service. By doing your research, you can weigh your options to find a company that is a good fit for your needs.

You can also check with the Better Business Bureau to confirm that you are working with a legitimate company or if there have been any complaints filed against the company.

You should call or visit their websites to learn more about their services, prices, warranty, and references. Be sure to ask questions and get all the information you need before making a final decision.

Probing Questions to Ask the Roofing Companies

Does the company have experience working with roofs like yours? A good roofing contractor will have experience with all kinds of roofs, including flat roofs, tiled roofs, and shingle roofs. They should also have experience installing gutters and downspouts as well as flashing around chimneys and skylights. 

Are they insured? Make sure the company you hire has the appropriate licensing and insurance in place before signing any contracts or paying any deposits. 

You should call or visit their websites to learn more about their services, prices, warranty, and references. Be sure to ask questions and get all the information you need before making a final decision.

Recommendations and Reviews

A good way to start is by asking for recommendations from friends or neighbors who have had recent work done on their own homes. You can also look for online reviews to see what other customers have had to say about their experience with the company, but be sure to read them with a critical eye.

Some companies may pay for positive reviews, so it’s important to review these before making a decision. 

Once you’re satisfied, you can move forward with the next steps with confidence, knowing you’ve chosen a reputable company to take care of your roof.

Compare Pricing

First, you have to take into consideration the size of your home. The second is the type of roof you have. The third is the geographical location of your home. All of these factors will help you determine the price you should expect to pay for the services you need. This roof cost calculator might be just what you need to get an estimated cost.

Once you have considered all of these factors, you can then begin to compare pricing between different companies. This will help you ensure you are getting the best deal possible on the services you need. 

When you finally narrowed down your list of companies, it’s to request estimates or quotes. Get at least three estimates before making a decision. Once you have the estimates, compare the overhead costs, per square foot costs, and material costs. 

Setting Expectations With Your Chosen Roofing Company

Setting the right expectations will help ensure that you are both on the same page with the scope of work, timeline, and budget. Make sure you are clear about what work needs to be done. The last thing you want is for your roofing company to do a subpar job because you were not specific about what you wanted. Communicate your budget and any time constraints you may have upfront. 

After reading this article, you should have a good idea of how to choose a roofing company to service your home. Make sure to browse our blog for all of your real estate and construction needs!

By Manali