3 Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors Before You Hire Them

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Make Sure You’re Getting Quality, Efficient Roofing Services

The fall is a great time to get your roofing services taken care of before winter comes, as it’s too cold then for certain exterior projects at your home. An important question for homeowners, though, is which roofing company to trust?

Because there are so many roofing companies out there, it can be difficult to tell them apart. Do all of them offer a free inspection? Are they considerate of you and your neighbors’ space and valuables while working on a large residential roofing project? Do they quote a fair price on their services?

These are all fair questions to ask, as you want to be sure you’re getting the very best quality materials, workmanship, and return on your investment when you decide to call a roofing company. Here are the most important questions you should ask a roofing contractor before you hire them.

1. Do Your Roofing Contractors Offer a Free, Thorough Roof Inspection Before Proceeding With Any Services?

A roofing company you’ll want to do business with should always offer a free inspection to help determine what kinds of services should be provided. Additionally, you want the inspection to be thorough. Look for a company that offers an inspection that covers everything related to your roof, and provides photos to help you observe the condition of this important structural and protective feature of your home without climbing onto it.

You also want to be sure that the roofing company you choose is transparent and committed to educating you on each part of the inspection process. For example, at Vision Construction, we offer a 21-point inspection – complete with photos – and we’ll walk you through every step of that inspection, telling you about the issues we found – or didn’t. We like to sit down with our clients and explain our process, hear your questions and concerns, and make sure we’re on the same page. We also don’t force you to jump into roofing services right away. Our 21-point inspection is about the health of your roof, not a list of things we want to charge you to fix. We’ll explain everything you need to know about your roof, including whether storm damage repair is necessary and how we will work with your homeowner’s insurance company.

The last thing you want is a roofing contractor to hand you an estimate with no clear explanation of how it was drawn up. No one should be in the dark about what their roofing company is up to when they come to inspect your roof, and – most importantly – any inspection should be free. Pay special attention if a company wants to build a service charge for inspection into later services.

You deserve excellent service, and a free, thorough, transparent, and thoughtful 21-point residential roofing inspection. Vision Construction can offer this today.

2. Do You Offer a Wide Range of Roofing Services?

This question is important for a number of reasons. First, you want to make sure that the roofing company you’re working with knows the ins-and-outs of roofing. If you work with a company that only specializes in specific materials or a certain aspect of roofing, such as patches and repair, it can be difficult to know if they’re able to tailor their services to your individual roof.

Although there are similar processes and techniques used by every residential roofing service, you want a company that sees your roofing project for exactly what it is, and can engage with and troubleshoot anything that needs to be done to make sure your investment in this part of your home is completed to perfection.

It is also important to understand a company’s experience with a wide range of roofing services because you don’t want to double-up on contractors, as this will prevent you from getting your project done quickly and efficiently. Imagine having to go to one roofing company for storm damage repair, another for siding, and yet another for asphalt roofing installation.

A roofing company should offer all of these services comprehensively, and have as much expertise about one as they have about another. Vision Construction has expertise in all roofing solutions and scenarios. Our services are specifically customized for your house’s needs.

3. Do Your Roofing Contractors Offer Financing Options for Your Services?

A roofing company should be able to provide affordable options for any residential roofing service they offer. It is important that a business understands homeowners are on a wide variety of budgets.

Financing presents an opportunity for a roofing business to show they believe there should be high-quality services available for every customer. To make this a reality for the homeowners we work with, Vision Construction has partnered with GreenSky. GreenSky provides excellent customer service and superior financing options to ensure your roofing project works well for you.

We’re also experts at communicating with homeowner’s insurance companies to ensure the best possible reimbursement when your roof is damaged by a storm or heavy winds.

Vision Construction Has It All: From a Free Roofing Inspection to Financing

Rely on these three questions when you’re making a decision about the roofing company you want to work with for your next project. Every company should have free inspections, a wide-range of services, and offer financing options.

Vision Construction has all of these features, and much more:

  • Our free 21-point roofing inspection will provide complete clarity on the condition of your roof.
  • Our professional training in storm damage repair, asphalt roofing, gutters, siding, and more makes us a comprehensive residential roofing company.
  • Our excellent financing partnership through GreenSky helps you take care of this important home investment.

Invest in your roof today with a company you can trust. We’d love to hear from you at 816-743-4156, or you can send us a message online to learn even more about what separates our roofing company from the rest.