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The Complete Guide to Choosing Residential Roof Replacement Services

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The roof replacement process is an involved and dangerous job, and you should never do it yourself without proper experience or training. Roofers have one of the highest death rates in the construction field, meaning you need to hire a professional.

Fortunately, with the right tips, you can find a high-quality professional to help replace your roof. Let’s talk about how to choose the right roof replacement services for your needs!

Choose the Type of Contractor You Want

Before you begin your search, you can choose between different options for roofing contractors. Most are either independent contractors or roofing companies.

Your choice depends entirely on your preferences, as you may want to support individual workers, but you may not want to sacrifice speed and efficiency. A roofing company will likely get the job done faster.

There are other differences to keep in mind. For one, you’ll need to verify that a roofing company has the appropriate insurance for their workers, including workers’ compensation and liability coverage. Conversely, an independent contractor will only need personal liability insurance.

Again, this is entirely up to you. Generally speaking, it’s safer to go with a roofing company, as they are easier to track down if there’s a problem in the future. Just remember to verify their licenses and insurance before signing anything!

Search for Roofing Contractors Near You

Roofing contractors are everywhere, and you should have no trouble finding some in your area. We always recommend looking at a few options instead of just going with the first one you find.

Remember, any company can rank at the top of a Google search. If they rely on users clicking on them, then they may raise their prices. To find the best deal, always take a look at multiple options.

On Google, you should see their business come up in a carousel of other businesses. If so, make sure it has a website button. Otherwise, it may be a “bot” account on Google Business Profile.

From there, just look for red flags. Their website should mention how long they’ve been in business, their license status, and the services offered. If you cannot verify these three pillars, consider looking elsewhere.

Review Their Services

Always check contractors’ services pages to ensure that they offer what you need. For example, some contractors may not offer gutter installation services, metal roofs, or commercial roofing. Depending on your needs, this can cause a problem when it’s time for their services.

Also, some contractors only offer roof repair or installation. Make sure the contractor you hire offers roof replacement services if that’s what you need.

If you’re unsure about the services they offer based on their services page, contact the company and ask them if they offer a particular service! If they don’t get back to you, then they aren’t worth your time. 

Read Their Reviews

We are all fortunate enough to live in a time when we can access previous customer reviews at a moment’s notice. The internet is filled with reviews from both satisfied and unsatisfied customers.

Just remember, don’t bother looking at the “stars”. One-star and five-star reviews are meaningless without context. Reading online reviews is essential.

A bad rating could easily be an overreaction to something out of the company’s control or over a long-settled dispute. Conversely, a good rating could be a bunch of the owners’ friends for all you know.

Always read the reviews people say to see what applies to you. You want to know how communicative, fast, and professional the company is, not unnecessary drama.

Reach Out

Once you’ve found a couple of contractors that offer the services you need and have decent reviews, reach out to the top contenders and ask some questions. If you’re still unsure about them, feel free to ask for references. This way, you can control the questions instead of just reading reviews from past customers.

From there, ask about pricing, availability, and an estimated timeline. Depending on your priorities, you can then make an informed decision as to which contractor is right for you.

Also, you’ll want to verify that the contractor has the appropriate business licenses in your area, as well as the necessary insurance for the job.

Once you’re done comparing roof replacement costs and services, you can move on to making arrangements.

Get It in Writing

Finally, make sure that you get your agreements in writing before starting. Getting a professional quote and signing an agreement ahead of time will help prevent scams, predatory behavior, or any other issues. Set an agreed-upon price and timeframe as soon as possible and hold them to it.

Unfortunately, fraud is rampant in the construction industry, which is why we’ve suggested so many safeguards. However, billing fraud and payment tampering are two of the most common types of construction fraud. Fortunately, a few simple preventative measures can help protect you from predators.

Find the Right Roof Replacement Services Today

Now that you know how to find the right roof replacement services in your area, put these tips to use and find a contractor today. Getting the right help for your projects is essential, especially when it comes to something as important as your roof. Take your time, do your diligence, and see the professional results!

Stay up to date with our latest tips for homeowners, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or to get a quote on your project!

Jake Freeman

Jake Freeman

Freeman Exteriors is a family owned and operated general contracting company. We specialize in roofing and commercial renovations. We serve Champaign County, Vermilion County, including Champaign, Danville, Paris, IL and Crawfordsville, Covington, West Lafayette, IN and surrounding areas. Our goal is to be the general contractor of choice through our pledge to maintain the highest quality of standards and workmanship. Give us a call today to begin your next project!

Our Service Areas

Champaign, IL

1502 Airport Rd.
Urbana, Illinois 61802

Lafayette, IN

2529 Schuyler Ave, Suite 200
Lafayette, IN 47905

Danville, IL

200 West Williams
Danville, Illinois 61832

Paris, IL

802 Clinton Road
Paris, Illinois 61944

Crawfordsville, IN

210 Waynetown Road
Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933

Covington, IN

105 Fairway Drive
Covington, Indiana 47932

West Lafayette, IN

1048B Sagamore Pkwy W
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

Fishers, IN

11807 Allisonville Rd
Suite 596
Fishers, IN 46038

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