Know What You’re Looking For in a New Roof (and a Roofer)

by Matt Solis

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Whether over the phone or in person, it’s best to be prepared for your interview with a roofing contractor.

Think carefully about your project, the type of roof you want and what you’re looking for in a roofing company. Some homeowners find it helpful to write down questions and keep a file of ideas and samples. This allows them to present clear expectations to the roofing contractors they interview.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself about the type of roof and roofer you’re looking for:

  • Do I need a new roof or roof repairs?
  • What is my budget for roofing repairs and reroofing?
  • Is there a specific roof color or roofing material I’m interested in?
  • Are there any details that may make my roofing project more complicated (i.e. a steep roof, multiple dormers, a narrow driveway that may be a problem for supply trucks, a short time frame in which I need my new roof or roof repairs completed)?
  • What characteristics and qualities do I want in a roofing contractor? These may include timeliness, reliable follow-up services, emergency roofing repair services, good communication skills, etc.
  • Do I want a Diamond Certified roofing company that’s top rated and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee