If your roof is getting old or you’ve recently experienced some roof damage due to bad weather, we’re not going to lie to you…you’ve got some work ahead of you. It’s not the physical labor that’s going to be a problem, of course. You don’t want to be up on your roof taking care of your roof repair on your own. But the work you have to do is research, ensuring that you’re getting the right roofing company to handle your installation.
But what if you hire the wrong roofer? Unfortunately, that means your problems have just begun.
When there’s a bad hail storm, you can be certain that the Roofing Companies will be out in full-force. And we’re not talking about repair yet, because first they have to secure the jobs! Many reputable companies will knock on your door offering a free roof inspection, and it’s likely that they’ll find something and broker a deal with your insurance company.
But while good companies are hunting for business, the shysters are out as well. At this point you have to do your research. Is the company legitimate, or is it one guy working out of an unmarked truck? At first you might think “well, I’ll give the little guy a chance.” Yes, everyone has to start somewhere, but if you don’t do your research you’ll run into the following…
There are many problems with hiring someone you haven’t properly vetted. First of all, you’re handing over your money to someone who might take it and run. You’d be surprised as how much it happens; they might ask for half the money upfront so that they can “go buy shingles,” and then you never see them again. Check to make sure you’re dealing with a real business.
Lawsuits are another huge problem when it comes to some roofers. You need to make sure that the roofing company is insured in case a roofer gets injured. “But I’m insured for everyone who comes onto my property,” you might say. That may be true, but that simply means that you’re dealing with months or years of dealing with insurance, your premiums go up. and during that entire time your roof is only halfway repaired. Why not go with a fully-licensed and insured company who is properly covered so that you’re sure any injured workers are protected?
Check the Reviews
It used to be that you’d talk to you friends and neighbors about who you should call for a new roof installation. That still works today, but most of the time you’ll hear “sure, Company XYZ was fine, I guess. But that was 10 years ago when I used them.” Today you have many more review options at your disposal thanks to the internet, and the reviews you’ll see will be more up-to-date.
Here at Bluebird, we’re very proud of the feedback and reviews that we’ve received from our customers. On both Google and HomeAdvisor we have a 4.9 out of 5, and you’re not going to see a roofing company that gets any better than that!
Bluebird Roofing is ready to handle all of your roofing needs, and we’re going to do it in the most professional way possible. Contact us when you need the best!