5 Qualities of a Good Roofer
When your roof is damaged and needs repairs or replacement, you might be tempted to work with the roofing company that offers you the lowest price. That’s understandable, but it’s not always the wisest decision. There are many more factors to consider besides lowball prices. With so many roofing companies competing for your business, how can you be sure you’re choosing the best one?
Springtree Restoration provides roof installation, repair and replacement for homes and businesses throughout North Texas. Our honesty and superior workmanship have earned us many happy customers over the years. We’ve been in the business for years, so we’ve seen and heard of roofers of all kinds, some good and some not. There are some qualities that are common to good roofers, and we want to share our observations with you so that you can make an educated choice when you’re in the market for a roofing contractor.
Here are five of the qualities to look for in a good roofer.
1). They Make Reasonable Bids
The best way to get a good deal on your roofing project is to take several bids from several different contractors. You will notice that most of the bids fall into a similar price range. Bids that are much too low should be a red flag for you. Those roofers could be lowballing to undercut their competitors, planning to ask for more money after they begin work. A good roofer gives you an honest, no-obligation estimate for the job.
2). They Give Free Inspections and Quotes
Never pay money before you’ve signed a contract. Most reputable roofing companies will come out and inspect your roof for free. They should also provide a free quote for the needed repairs. This has become a common practice, so it does not reflect well on a roofer if they don’t do this.
3). They are a Member of the NTRCA
The North Texas Roof Contractors Association (NTRCA) is a collection of the best roofers North Texas has to offer. In order to become a member, a business must be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau, must hold and maintain general liability insurance, and must abide by the NTRCA’s strict Code of Ethics. Springtree Restoration is a member of the NTRCA, and our founder is a past president.
4). They Have Local Roots
A roofer who grew up in the same area where they work has a lifelong familiarity with the weather conditions and other environmental factors that can damage your roof. If they are active within the local community, chances are good that they will work hard to maintain their reputation by being honest in their business dealings.
5). They Obey the Law
New laws will soon go into effect that require roofers to use certain language in their contracts and prohibit them from waiving insurance deductibles or helping a policyholder pay their deductible. Good roofers are informed about changes in the industry and work hard to become compliant with all applicable laws.
Springtree Restoration: Your Reliable Roofing Pros in North Texas
Springtree was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity, and community service. That’s why we actively participate in projects like No Roof Left Behind, as well as restorations for churches and homes of disabled community members. We believe that giving back is both a duty and a privilege.
When you need residential or commercial restoration services, give us a call today so we can give you a free quote! We are a full-service general contractor with offices in Allen, Frisco, and Gainesville, TX, and we serve the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.