Need roofing work done or got a leaky roof like the one on the left? The first step, other than knowing you have a problem with your roof, is finding someone to take care of it for you.
Unless you’re genuinely good with home repairs — like, really good, not just “I fixed a leaky sink faucet once” — we don’t recommend trying to DIY it. Not when it involves your roof.
The reason for this is the sheer importance of roof integrity to the structural integrity of your entire home. A simple leak in a building’s roof can open the door to severe water damage and wood rot that could cause parts of the structure to literally collapse if left alone for too long.
The best thing to do is to bring in a roofing professional as long as you notice there’s a problem. (Also, to avoid not knowing about said problems, you may want to consider having your roof inspected every couple of years.)
But don’t hire just anyone. This is your roof we’re talking about. Shoddy workmanship on roof repairs could actually end up costing you a lot more money than you would have paid to have it done right the first time.
Here are three important reasons you need to make sure you’re hiring a contractor who knows what they’re doing.
They’re likely to have experience fixing the exact problem that you have.
“Roof repairs” can mean a variety of actual services, from replacing a few asphalt shingles to a total overhaul that involves replacing the entire roof.
If you have hail damage from a recent summer storm, for example, you want to make sure you hire a roofer who has experience fixing hail damage. You don’t want your roof to basically be their “practice test,” or their first time doing what you need done. An experienced roofer will know exactly where to start and what to do to fix it.
Roofers with a good reputation know what they’re doing.
If a roofing company has a good reputation locally, you can feel confident that they actually know what they’re doing.
When you own a contracting company, it can be all too tempting to hire inexperienced laborers to save money. But the thing is, this can lead to subpar workmanship.
A reputable company will be staffed only by roofers with legitimate experience, not just anyone who applied for the job.
Reputable roofers put safety first.
Worksite safety is a matter of life or death for workers, but it can affect homeowners too. Lackluster safety practices can put you at risk, not just the company’s staff.
How Can You Tell If A Roofing Company is Reputable?
One of the best ways to vet a company is to get a recommendation from someone you know and trust. If you know one of your neighbors had roofing work done recently, ask them who they used and if they were happy with the results.
You can also check out a company’s website to find positive feedback from previous clients. Just about any roofing company will have a section on their site dedicated to testimonials. (We suggest going directly to their site, rather than to a third party website like Yelp. Yelp and similar sites are known to penalize businesses that don’t pay them directly, and a company’s reviews on Yelp may not give an accurate picture of their quality.)
If you’re not sure about a company, ask for their business license, proof of insurance and warranties, and their certifications. If they’re legitimate, they won’t hesitate to provide that for you.
If they resist showing you that documentation, walk away.
At MasterBuilt Construction, We Put Quality Service First
We take pride in our work, even when it comes to the smallest of jobs. Call us for a FREE ROOF INSPECTION at (606) 739-6798!
If you’re looking for a company that can get the job done right, check out our roofing client testimonials. We’re confident in the quality of our craftsmanship and service, and we feel confident that our testimonials speak for themselves.