Needing a new roof can often be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. Start your list of potential roofers with an internet search or by asking friends, neighbors or your homeowners association for suggestions. Be sure to look at reviews of Clearwater roofing companies online.
Call three or four Clearwater roofing companies to schedule consultations. Pay attention to references, reviews and qualifications. Compare bids against the others and ask questions if anything is unclear before you negotiate the final price.
Roofing Contractor Qualifications
To perform their jobs safely and well, roofing contractors should meet local requirements.Check your state’s roofer qualifications and directories before hiring.In Clearwater, and through the state of Florida, you can verify a contractor’s license through this site.
As you compare Clearwater roofing companies, keep in mind that a reliable roofing contractor is:
- Licensed in your area.
- Bonded (a bonding company has money available to a consumer in case they need to file a claim against that company).
- Willing to provide references.
- Willing to write an estimate (usually for free).
Services Clearwater Roofing Contractors Offer
Roofing services can vary from one company to another. After you’ve narrowed down your choices a bit, ask the two or three roofers you’re most interested in working with about the services they offer.
Some common roofing services include:
- Roof inspections that check for leaks and damage.
- Repairs and maintenance.
- Installation or replacement.
- Roof cleaning (pressure washing away mildew, moss and buildup).
- Sealing, treating or painting (especially for wood or metal roofs).
- Debris removal.
When you are redoing a roof, it could be an excellent time to check your gutters. You may find roofers that offer gutter services as well. Working on roofing and gutters simultaneously can save you money in the long run since the contractor will already be on-site.
How to Hire a Roofing Contractor
When you’re ready to hire a roofing contractor, you may come across individual contractors as well as established roofing companies. Keep in mind that individual contractors can be helpful for quick repairs but it might take them more time to complete large projects, like replacing your old roof.
Roofing companies are more likely to complete large jobs faster, have their work covered by manufacturer warranties, offer discounts or free consultations, and work with a wider variety of materials.
As you look at Clearwater roofing companies, we hope you will contact John Hogan Roofing for a free estimate for your project. You can also call us at 727-353-6232. After all, your roof is the only thing standing between your home and the elements.