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How to Choose the Right Roofing Contractor

Replacing your roof is a big decision––and one that you should not take lightly! After all, your roof is one of the most important parts of your home’s structure. You’ll need a roofing professional who knows the ins and outs of roofing, and knows how to efficiently get the job done. But how do you know what to look for?  

Since most people will only replace their roof once during their lifetime, it’s not common knowledge how to choose a good roofing contractor. Still, replacing your roof is a huge investment, so you need to make sure you know what to look for.  

In this blog, we’re going to help you figure out how to choose the right roofing contractor. Keep reading! 


Look for a Roofer With a Long-Term Tenure

Of course your first motive isn’t to hire a novice roofing professional. Why hire a roofing contractor that doesn’t have a long track record of doing high-quality work? In some instances, homeowners can fall victim to fly-by-night contractors––roofers who are notorious for disappearing to avoid paying damages or fixing unsolved issues. To avoid something like this, always work with a roofing company that is known for high-quality work and decades of experience. 


Pay Attention to Licensure and Insurance 

Without a doubt, roofing is a dangerous job, which is why we never recommend homeowners to handle it themselves. You need to have the right tools, materials, and safety equipment to ensure that the job is done efficiently and safely.  

A high-quality roofing professional will carry all required license and insurance for its workers and the jobs they’ll perform. Never work with a roofing company that refuses to, or is unable to provide license and insurance.  


Review Past Roofing Work 

Reviews are such a notable way to know if someone or something is right for you. Reputation is everything. If you want an unbiased, third-party review from people who have used a business in the past––Google it!  

Pay attention to specifics in reviews such as timeliness, punctuality, cost, and trustworthiness. What do other homeowners have to say about this roofing company? It pays to do your homework. 


Stay On Top of Documents  

Every part of your roofing installation process should be professionally documented. A reputable roofing company will walk you through the logistics and figures behind your roofing investment, as well as answer any questions you may have during the installation. 

As a professional roofing company, it is their job to make sure you have no questions during the process. No part of the agreement should leave you guessing. 


Have a Plan for Unplanned Repairs 

Unplanned repairs are generally more often the rule rather than the exception when it comes to home improvement. Naturally, as soon as you start banging down walls, or moving cabinets, there’s going to be more issues to address.  

Well, roof work is the same way! In some instances, the roofing crew may find that there’s water damage that needs to be repaired, or damaged decking within the structure. Whatever the damage may be, always make sure to discuss how your roofing contractor plans to handle damage, should it arise.


Finding a reputable roofing contractor doesn’t have to be hard! At Energy Shield, we know a thing or two about roofing, and have more than 30 years of experience under our belts. If you’re looking for a professional roofing company that will take care of your home, look no further. 

Contact us for more information!