Choosing a Houston roofing company to install, repair or renovate the roof of your house is an important but not easy process. You definitely want a contractor who does an impeccable job, using quality materials, at competitive prices.
What questions should you ask a potential local Houston roofer, before signing a contract?
In order to make the right choice, it is advisable to prepare some important questions to ask a roofing company, before hiring it and signing the contract. Moreover, you must obtain in writing the promises that have been made to you. Some contractors will tell you what you want to hear, but when it comes to stipulating everything in the contract, they will become hesitant. This is the first sign that you have not chosen the right roofer.
The questions and answers below will help you narrow your search and identify a reliable Houston roofing company for your roof services.
How long have you been active in the roofing market?
When it comes to the roof of your house that cost thousands of dollars, you should not make compromises. Look for a Houston roofing contractor with long experience in installing and repairing roofs like yours, with a solid portfolio and satisfied previous customers.
What is the best material for my roof and why?
When a contractor recommends a certain type of roofing material, the argument should be based on concrete examples and facts. Choosing the materials for your roof is not just about money and appearance, but also about the lifespan of the roof. In the long run, a cheap and questionable quality option will cost you much more than some of the best performing types of roofing materials. Besides, as soon you will have to replace your roof, as often you will also bear the discomfort (and sometimes the downtime!) associated with such a project.
What happens if the final price proves higher than the initially agreed amount?
When requesting a price offer for their roofing project, many homeowners do not know what exactly to ask for, therefore, they rely on the contractor says. After receiving several quotes, people make their decision by taking into account the price, as the main criterion. Although it seems a pretty normal choice, it is good to know that the price reflects the quality, and a contractor that asks for a very low price may inform you, along the way, that some more expenses have occurred, more materials and/ or accessories are needed than in the initial estimate etc. In the end, when you put everything together, you may realize that you have not actually chosen the lowest price, so make sure that the contract is very clear about the hidden costs and that the company takes responsibility for each additional cost that is not included in the initial estimate, so it pays for each additional material or product used in the works.
With a reputable roofing company, miscalculated estimates and inexact offers are excluded, so make sure you hire true Houston roofing professionals, preferably a local Houston company that has a very good reputation in your community.