Since the hurricanes came through last year we’ve had an influx of roofing contractors in Orlando. Some are well-trained legitimate businesses and others are people with little experience, especially in Florida, with roofing. So what are some signs that you’re speaking with a good roofing contractor? Here are a few things to pay attention to before you sign a contract and make a deposit.
When you called the roofing contractor, did they answer the phone professionally or return your call promptly? That first impression can tell you a lot about the company. From there you want a company who shows up at the appointment time and listens to your questions and concerns. If you’re looking for a roof replacement, do they guide you to a product and style that you’re interested in or do they tell you the options they offer? Most roofing contractors work with multiple brands and styles of roofing so that customers have a choice of products.
The Proposal and Contract
For some roofing contractors the proposal and contract are one in the same. As long as what they provide for you includes detailed information regarding the products they’ll be using, scope of work, and their workmanship warranty information, then you’re likely dealing with a company who can handle the job. Never consider a contractor of any type who doesn’t provide a written estimate or contract. A contract protects both you and the company you’re hiring. Also never consider a company who asks for the entire payment up front. You shouldn’t be asked for more than a 50% deposit.
Their Reputation, License, and Insurance
Before you sign the contract or make a deposit, do your due diligence. All roofing contractors in Orlando are required to be licensed. You can check their license number online to make sure it’s active. A good roofing contractor will never hesitate to show you or send you a copy of their insurance information. If you have any doubts at all about them, call their agent and make sure their insurance is active.
Lastly, check their reputation. Ask your friends or neighbors about them. Check online and read some reviews about the company. Go to the BBB and make sure that they don’t have multiple complaints filed and if they do that they’ve been responded to and any issues are cleared up.
There are many roofing contractors in Orlando so when you’re ready for one who stands behind their work, has a great reputation, and is licensed and insured, call Russ Noyes Roofing. We are a roof repair and roof replacement company serving Orange and Seminole Counties. Call 407-388-7700 for your estimate today.