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Factors to Consider When Hiring a Roofer

RooferWhen hiring roof companies, MA and RI homeowners have a lot of providers to choose from. As with any service providing industry, there is quite a bit of variety with regard to services offered, reliability, reputation, pricing, availability, and quality.

That means, when interviewing roof companies, MA and RI homeowners really need to take their time to find the right provider. Failing to do so can really put you in a tough spot of trying to find the right company on short notice when you have storm damage or another situation.

What You Need to Find a Roofer

When researching roofers, homeowners need one special tool, a computer. Make time to do some thorough online research. Review companies’ websites, check their reputations with online rating and review sites, look them up on the Better Business Bureau‘s website, and email the contractors for information to see how quickly and professionally they respond. Additionally, email friends in the area for recommendations, or put out the word to your social media network. A simple Facebook status update can yield you plenty of useful personal recommendations and warnings.

If you’ve recently moved to the area, talk to your Realtor. S/he will likely have a long list of trustworthy service providers for you. In fact, many real estate companies have a concierge service that will help put you in touch with local service companies homeowners need. Your homeowners’ insurance agent is another great resource for reliable recommendations. These professionals have interacted with plenty of home improvement and repair firms in the area, so they have a good idea of which companies are more reputable and reasonably priced.

Things to Consider

As you begin interviewing roof companies, RI residents should consider exactly what it is they want from their roofer. Do you want someone to do periodic inspections? Do you need maintenance or repairs? Do you have any special circumstances that require specialty experience? Keep all of this in mind as you speak with potential providers.

Also, it’s important to keep in mind that roofs and gutters, while separate structures, are inherently linked. Roof damage impacts gutters; gutter problems spread over to the roof and attic. Many roofers are also gutter service providers. Consider hiring one company to inspect, maintain, and (when needed) repair your roof and gutters. Having these two elements cared for together will cost less in the long run, and you’ll save time by not having to have multiple appointments.

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