If you have found a leak or have been told that you have hail or wind damage on your roof, you will need to find a roofing contractor. Rather than searching for “emergency roof repairs Denver CO,” consider the following tips to find a great contractor.
Referrals and Research
Your homeowner’s insurance may be the most valuable referral you receive because their distribution amount may be based on their contractor’s pricing. However, you may also ask friends, family and coworkers if they have had work done on their roofs and who their contractors were. Local building contractors will also know about roofers and how easy they are to work with.
Verify your prospective roofers’ contact information, and then search for them on the Better Business Bureau. Look for their ratings and whether they have any outstanding disputes. Then, contact the local chamber of commerce. Finally, you may read online reviews and testimonials.
You will want to get quotes from several roofers, so ask them to come out and inspect your roof. Observe your contractors. Do they inspect every part of your roof, including your flashing and any chimneys or other protrusions? How do they speak to you? Are they respectful, and do they answer all your questions? Also, did they answer your calls or return your messages promptly?
Get a detailed quote, including removing old roofing materials, supply costs and installing the new roofing materials. There may be contingencies in your quote for replacing the roof decking and flashing if the roofer finds damage when the shingles are removed.
Ask them when they can get to your roof and how long it will take to complete. Then, verify their licensing and insurance. Ask about and look over any warranties in your contract.
Although you don’t want to replace your roof during wet seasons, emergencies may require that you make these repairs. If your roof has damage, don’t wait to contact a roofer because leaks can damage your walls, insulation and framing, not just the drywall on your ceiling.