The roof is a very important part of your home, and it requires regular inspections, repairs if necessary, and even replacement after many years of service. If your roof is subject to storms with damaging wind and hail, it's critical to assess any possible damage and have the repairs done quickly to avoid water leaks and worsening roof conditions.
How do you choose the right roofing contractor to do the inspection and the repair or replacement work? It's important to find a company that is trustworthy and professional to ensure the work is done correctly so your roof continues to protect your home.
Start by researching ratings on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website. Some contractors flock to an area hit by bad storms so they can get a lot of business, then relocate when they're done, leaving homeowners with no recourse if problems arise. Don't use a contractor who isn't listed on www.BBB.org.
It's also a great idea to get local referrals. If you choose an established, well-known contractor in your community, you won't have to face any follow-up issues or deal with scammers. Local contractors offer an additional benefit; they are more familiar with local rules and code regulations, and typically have great relationships with other local businesses, area crews, and suppliers. If you see a roofing contractor's sign in a neighbor's yard, ask your neighbor about their experience with that contractor.
Before deciding to hire a specific contractor, check for proper licensing and insurance. The contractor should carry insurance for all employees and subcontractors, and should be able to provide a copy of their insurance certificate at your request.
Check social media sites (including the contractor's website) to find feedback about their past work. If you research popular roofing contractors in your area, you're likely to choose a qualified company to do your roof inspections, repairs, and replacement. For more information, please contact:
Innovative Home Concepts, Inc.
4410 IL-176 #1
Crystal Lake, IL 60014