You cannot deny that price is one of the biggest factors in choosing the best College Station roofer for your project. Commonly, many customers use price as a sole determining factor, falsely believing they are getting the best possible deal. A lower price does not always equal a better deal. In fact what is often most lost in the process is the quality of work being done on your home. As you determine your budget for your roofing project, remember that no matter the budget you have plenty of options. To help you sort out those options at any budget level, read through our best roofer guide.
Length of Time in Business
The roofing industry will always have “storm chasers” or weekend roofers. However, a sign of professionalism is the length of time they have been in business. A roofing company with a long history is likely to have more experience and a desire to ensure their reputation through superior work and ethics.
Visit their Location
It may seem counterintuitive at first, but visit your roofing contractor at their location prior to signing a contract. You will be able to make sure first hand that they are licensed and bonded. This also gives you the opportunity to see how your roofing contractor conducts business, allowing you to decide if that is a direction for you.
Every roofer is required by law to carry insurance as well as worker’s compensation. This coverage protects both the company and the home owners in the case that something goes awry. A professional College Station roofer will happily allow you to independently verify their documentation.
Reputation in the roofing industry means everything. Most projects come on the back of a well-constructed roofer. Performing poorly on projects or conducting business badly will carry a long way. Organizations like the Better Business Bureau, your local Chamber of Commerce, community message boards, and the like make sure your College Station roofer has the best possible reputation.
Price is obviously at the top of most customers’ minds. As you obtain multiple quotes, remember all roofing contractors can provide the same materials. The differences in the costs of the quotes you may already have should come from the installation quality and the warranty that backs that installation. Be sure to compare your pricing options evenly. A 50 year warranty may only cover materials with one contractor, while a 25 year warranty may cover both materials and labor with another roofer.
One of the most overlooked parts to a roofing project is the warranty. As described above make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Most manufacturer warranties only cover roofing materials and only when installed exactly according to specification. If your roofing contractor does not follow these guides correctly, then your materials will not be covered and it will be up to you and your roofer to determine who should pay for the repairs.
The best warranties will cover both the product and the labor. Schulte Roofing is a College Station roofer with the best roofing warranty in the industry, the Bulletproof Proof Roof™ Guarantee. Contact Schulte Roofing today to compare Schulte Roofing with other College Station roofers.