How to Choose the Right Roofing Contractor
If you’re like most homeowners, your home is your biggest investment, and one of the most fundamental parts of your home is your roof. By providing a barrier against the elements, your roof protects your household and belongings, and – in a virtuous cycle – your investment in your home. That’s why it’s imperative that when your roof needs to be repaired or replaced, you choose a qualified and reputable contractor. Finding out which contractor fits the bill requires some diligence on your part, but the peace of mind and added home value it can bring will more than reward your effort.
Look for a Long Track Record of Success
Don’t let price dictate the roofing contractor you hire. As with most things in life, you may get what you pay for. It’s more important to choose a contractor with a verifiable list of satisfied customers. Look for experienced contractors that have earned a positive rating from the Better Business Bureau, or that have designations and awards that testify to an ability to deliver superior craftsmanship and customer service.
Get Local Referrals
What do other homeowners say about a contractor you’re considering? Ask the contractor for a list of local customers you can call for information about past jobs. Your chances of a successful roofing project are much higher when you hire a well-recommend company that is familiar with local rules and code regulations.
Check for Proper Licensing and Insurance
A reputable contractor should have insurance for all employees and subcontractors and should be able to provide you with a copy of the company’s insurance certificate. This is important because if the company lacks adequate insurance and one of its roofers suffers an injury at your home, you could face a costly lawsuit.
Get an Extensive Warranty
You will want to go with a contractor that offers manufacturer warranties as well as coverage of workmanship. If a contractor installs a roof improperly, it may take years for any damage to appear. Without extensive warranties, you will have no other recourse than to pay for any costly mistake your roofer made.
End Your Search with Alure Home Improvements
Alure Home Improvements has been one of Long Island’s leading roofing contractors for more than 70 years. We have the experience, knowledge, and skills to ensure that your replacement roof protects your home for years to come. For evidence of our successful track record, consider that we have maintained an A+ rating from the BBB and have garnered several industry awards, including Best of Houzz and the NARI Contractor of the Year. We offer exceptionally hard-wearing roofing materials, and our team of exterior designers can help you select an option in the style and color that will heighten the visual appeal of your home. To schedule a free consultation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives, contact Alure Home Improvements today.