Spring cleaning reminds us all that it’s time to have roof maintenance and repairs taken care of before the unbearable heat and eventually the inevitable cold. A sturdy and reliable roof is one of the most important investments anyone can make on their home.
Spring time seems to be one of the most popular times of year for people to look at roof repairs and maintenance but finding a reliable and trustworthy contractor can often times seem like a heavy burden. Finding the right contractor can help throughout the entire process from finding the right materials to guiding you away from the wrong ones. A great contractor will not only help install and maintain a roof for at least 20 years but they’ll know the local building codes as well.
We’ve heard stories from some of our customers about some of the nightmares they’ve had while trying to look for a roofing contractor so Nor-Cal roofing decided to put a list together on things to consider when looking for a qualified roofing contractor.
Get a referral
There’s nothing better than a personal reference or a referral. Whether it’s from a friend, neighbor, networking group or a family member it’s always best to have someone with personal experience with a contractor give you a lead. If you don’t know anyone that has recently had roof maintenance or a installation done, check with your local lumber yards and hardware stores – chances are, they can refer a good lead.
Research, Research, Research
After compiling a list of qualified roofing contractors – yes you should have a list of multiple contractors – do your research! Check out their reviews on yelp, google and Angies list to see what other people have been saying about them. It’s also a good idea to know how long they’ve been in business, what they’re licensed for and what groups they’re a member of.
Set up a Face to Face meeting
After you’ve gotten referrals and done your research it’s always a good idea to meet your future contractor face to face. Doing so will give you an opportunity to fill in the blanks to all the questions and concerns you might have. There’s only so much a website or review site can give you, having a feel for a person and their business depends on the face-to-face interaction. Once you get a feel for their knowledge and professionalism you should be able to move forward with who the best contractor is for you.
These are just a few tips we have for finding the right roofing contractor for you and your family! If you’re in need of a roofer, we’d be more than happy to meet with you and share our roofing experience and knowledge with you.
Nor-Cal Roofing is Northern California’s premier choice for residential and commercial roofing projects in Chico, Orland, Corning, Oroville, Hamilton City, Durham, Paradise and other surrounding North State areas in Butte and Glenn Counties. If you would like an estimate or consultation on roofing services please feel free to call us at (530) 892-9960!
If you have any other questions about us – please don’t hesitate to give us a call.