How should a homeowner select a Columbus roofing contractor? Most individuals go about this process in the same way. They look on the Better Business Bureau site, Angie’s List or they may ask a friend. All of these options are excellent ways to start. I always suggest selecting a contractor based upon an interview approach.
This type of approach requires that you go beyond hiring a roofer based on price alone. I suggest that you “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 have listed 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 required 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.
In my experience, once people get two or three estimates, they become confused about what they are getting. At this point, it becomes all about price – but a selection on price alone can lead to regret. Your selection should be based on a contractor’s quality and integrity, and whether you feel comfortable with him working around your home and family. Muth & Company welcomes to the opportunity to present you with a FREE estimate. Give our Columbus roofing experts a call today at (614) 882-0900, and good luck!
Muth & Company Roofing is a certified Master Elite Contractor through GAF servicing Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area including Westerville, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, Bexley, Gahanna, New Albany, and nearby communities. Muth & Company provides roofing installation services, as well as gutter installation, gutter replacement, gutter repair, attic insulation, skylight installation, and roof repair. We’re proud to offer metal roofing installation and metal roof financing services.
We use quality, feature-rich products including GAF American Harvest Shingles as well as the full GAF roofing system to deliver superior protection and warranties. If you’re in need of an experienced, trusted roofing or gutter company in the Columbus, Ohio region, don’t hesitate to call Muth & Company for a free estimate at (614) 682-3060 today!