What to Look For When Hiring a Roofing Company in Florida
So, you’re in the market for a roofing job?
Tough times. Whether you’re shopping for a new roof, looking for a consultation or just like to keep a preferred contractor in your back pocket—it can be tough to lock down the right company. After all, what are you even looking for? Most of these companies seem to offer pretty similar services and values.
So what should you look for when hiring a roofing company? Fair pricing, quality craftsmanship, reliable scheduling and strong customer service, to name a few. Really, you’re looking for someone who will keep you educated, who will be honest with you and who will do the job right.
Here’s what to look for to find that magical combination:
No. 1 | Call 407-512-8661
Yeah, yeah—it’s our phone number! You think we’d let you get away without a self-plug? All those things we mentioned above, those are our core values. When you hire Proformance, you’re getting world-class service from people who care.
Now, on to the good stuff.
No. 2 | Check for Proper Qualifications
The roof above your head is not something to be taken lightly—it’s one of, if not the most important work you can have done to your home. You can’t trust any Average Joe with this incredible responsibility.
Be sure that your roofing company:
- Can show you proof of liability insurance
- Carries a valid business license
- Is bonded
- Can provide an estimate in writing and a minimum of three reference jobs
Missing any one of these basic checkpoints is a MAJOR red flag; cut and run from any company that futzes over the non-negotiable details. You can search The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) for a list of licensing boards by state!
No. 3 | Check the Company’s Services to Your Needs
Are you looking for a metal roof? A tiny, temporary roof repair? A massive commercial project—or a swanky doghouse?
Make sure that the company’s services line up with your needs. Even if the company says they can do something, it doesn’t mean they should. Specialized roofing services can range from framing new homes to installing high-tech ventilation systems to repairing and preparing for hurricane damage.
No. 4 | Choosing and Independent Contractor vs. A Roofing Company
Frankly, hiring out to an independent contractor is always tricky. Yes—you are more likely to get the job done cheaper. But it’s also more difficult to verify licensing and insurance, to find examples of past work, to generally vet the contractor and to get the work done in your intended timeframe.
Roofing companies—while admittedly more expensive up front—offer safety, security and more accountability.
No. 5 | The Bottom Line
You want authenticity and genuine service, a long rap sheet of stellar reviews and the promise that the work will be done how you want, in the timeframe that you want.
We’d be happy to see if your roofing job lines up with our incredible work—just give us a call at 407-512-8661 for a free consultation!