LOCAL Qualified Roofing Contractors aren’t STORMING this area to provide good Service
If you are preparing for storm season, want to repair/replace your existing roof or have it in your budget to put your roof on a Maintenance Plan and need to select a contractor; here is what to do next:
- Know your roof. Look over your current warranty to identify what type of roof system it is and research Local roofing Contractors who are Manufacturer approved applicators of that specific roof type.
- Understand the benefits of proactive maintenance to preserve your roof warranty. (in other words the Warranty is voided if the roof isn’t properly maintained or repaired.)
- Utilize local trade organizations you are a part of, the Better Business Bureau, BOMA or similar web search engines to locate a LOCAL, Licensed, bonded and Insured contractor to perform the scope of work needed for your project as well as understanding that contractors involvement in your community.
- 2. Selecting Products/Materials
- For new roof projects, research each roofer’s qualifications in reference to that type of roof system. An approved applicator will understand that roof system installation guidelines, meeting code requirements and will be able to understand which system is best suitable for your specific structure.
- Qualified Local contractors are in good standing with their Local Supply chains and distributors. This partnership provides Contractors with literature and specifications of materials they are using and ensures their business practices. Would you hire someone who doesn’t pay their bill and changes their Company Name constantly?
- 3. Request a Written Estimate
- For large and small projects request no more than 3 estimates so not to confuse and overburden the decision process.
- Make sure you fully understand the work to be completed and ask questions. If estimates are all over the board, then make sure you are comparing apples to apples. South Florida Contractors understand local codes and weather challenges better than out of state or out of town contractors and will stress the need for proper flashings, details, building protection and roof life extension through implementing maintenance.
- Take advantage of the dry weather! So many projects are put off until rainy season or AFTER rainy season. In South Florida, the cost that was estimated in January might not be the same COST AFTER a full storm season. Be proactive! “Preventive maintenance, repairs, or upgrades are investments not expenses to prolong the roof life and make sure it is ready to incur the weather extremes through a season.
- Have a clear, concise plan of attack. A qualified contractor will suggest all of your roofing needs and will prioritize how to ensure that roof performs at a high level and their proposal will reflect that.
- 4. Hire/Schedule
- Now that you researched the Contractor, selected the Roof type for large projects or are repairing your roof with comparable materials you can allow your roofer to schedule the work to be completed and benefit from a new partnership taking hold.
By hiring a locally owned and operated South Florida roofing Contractoryou have not only preserved a LOCAL business, you have also served your community. Local Contractors have it in their best interest to perform at a high level and take care of your project not only now but in the future. We don’t attempt to service your needs “only” after a Storm hits, we were already here