How should a homeowner select the best Columbus roofer? Most individuals go about this process in the same way. They look on the Better Business Bureau site, go to NextDoor Neighborhood Network, or they may ask a friend. All of these options are excellent ways to start.
We always suggest selecting a contractor based on an interview approach.
Go beyond hiring the best Columbus roofer based on price alone
Interview at least three reputable companies during the estimate process. Here are the most important topics to cover.
What type of materials will the contractor be using?
Your estimate should include as much detail as possible. If you are getting several estimates, you will have no way to compare if the company won’t tell you what they are using and why they are using it!
Does the contractor maintain professional affiliations and certifications?
Does the contractor belong to local and national builders’ associations? Has the company earned manufacturer certifications? This shows that they support the ideals that these organizations stress. Professional affiliations demonstrate that they want to learn to run a better business. They have most likely met the training requirements to hold and maintain their certifications.
What type of training system does the roofing company have in place?
All well-run businesses will have a training program in place. Proper training allows for growth within a company, which means that employees stick around longer. This is what gives great companies stability.
Does the company have an online presence?
The next thing to check out is the company’s website. Any company that is moving in the right direction in today’s high-tech world will have an excellent website.
Bonus question – where is the roofing company’s office?
Making sure the contractor you hire has a local, physical office and a local phone number is crucial. So many roofing companies are utilizing PO boxes, a sure sign they aren’t a local business. Working with a local contractor makes it a lot easier to get them on your roof if or when a problem comes up.
Too many estimates lead to confusion
In our experience, once people get two or three estimates, they become confused about what they are getting. At this point, it becomes all about price. And a selection on price alone can lead to regret. Your selection should be based on a contractor’s quality and integrity. Plus, do you feel comfortable with them working around your home and family?
Muth & Company welcomes the opportunity to present you with a FREE estimate. Give our Columbus roofing experts a call today at (614) 882-0900.