Tips For Choosing A Roofing Contractor

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Tips For Choosing A Roofing Contractor

Tips For Choosing A Roofing Contractor

Every so often we will run into a situation with the roof of our home. Perhaps it recently incurred hail damage. Maybe there is a leak. Your roof could also be too old and in need of total replacement. Whatever the case may be, one cannot be too careful in choosing a roofing contractor. The roof is one of the most critical aspects of your home, and a good roof should last you 15 years and beyond. Choosing a proper roofing contractor is of paramount importance.

One of the best ways to select a roofing contractor is contacting them over the phone. Even better would be to meet with them in person and ask questions. This allows you to gain an understanding of your potential contractor’s competency, character, and commitment. To locate a roofing contractor, you can ask friends or family for anyone they might recommend. Another way for sourcing a contractor would be doing a Google search for a roofing contractor. One advantage of a Google search is that it allows you to read reviews and ratings left by previous customers. Lastly, check your local roofing directory for a short list of contractors in your area. Any which method you choose, be sure to check out the companies website for more information.

For example, here are some of our customers’ Google Reviews:

I cannot recommend Capstone enough. They are super nice. Roof is perfect. I had a very bad experience with a roofer several years ago. So, I was cautious and asked a lot of questions. They answered them all and then some. They genuinely cared about my concerns. Thanks guys!read more
CW Langford
CW Langford
17:22 15 Mar 19
Courteous, highly-professional, neat and clean.It was a stress-free experience and my warranty gives me continued peace of mind.
Donovan Pierce
Donovan Pierce
15:17 09 Mar 19
Great communication, crew worked hard and they made sure that our yard was very clean before leaving. Our roof looks great.
Jason Carter
Jason Carter
19:36 17 Feb 19
While buying a house, I had a home inspection report recommend that the roof be evaluated. I called Tanner, with Capstone, and he was able to perform an inspection the same day. He gave me a phone call to go over everything and said to give him until noon the next day to finish the report and proposal for repairs. The report was finished before that time and was very detailed. Although the seller, an investor, chose another roofing company, I would highly recommend Capstone. They are professional and honest, and their attention to detail is second to none.read more
Kyle Mohler
Kyle Mohler
15:24 05 Feb 19
Excellent job! My new roof is perfect. Thank You Guys!I highly recommend Capstone Roofing. Very nice people to work with.
Lucas White
Lucas White
18:01 01 Feb 19
Great job over all! Anything I asked for they said they could do. All very nice and hard workers.
Madison Mills
Madison Mills
01:22 01 Jan 19
Capstone Roofing was wonderful to work with on my roof replacement. The guys treated me like family and made sure that I was comfortable with the insurance process and helped me to get a new roof and gutters. Thank You Guys! I will be recommending you to my family and friends.read more
Sujoe Patel
Sujoe Patel
21:30 25 Nov 18
I had a great experience with this company. Very professional, friendly employees, and extremely easy to work with. It can be hard to find trustworthy contractors out there and Capstone Construction is where I found it. If you are looking at replacing your roof or need repairs on your home Capstone Roofing & Construction is an obvious choice to get the job done right.read more
Wood Speed
Wood Speed
16:39 25 Nov 18
They did a really nice job putting a new roof on my home. They installed more than just new shingles, they installed an entire system and were Shingle Masters with CertainTeed. They educated me on the insurance process and roofing. I have had a few roofs done before for homes of mine and none of them educated me on roofing and none of them did as high quality of a job.read more
Alberto Rodriguez
Alberto Rodriguez
16:13 25 Nov 18
I have worked with Tanner for many years. He is an honest person with extensive roofing knowledge. Not only can capstone roof your house with ease they can help with the insurance process as well. Capstone is capable of completing much much more than just roofing. I would refer them to friends and family any day.read more
Scott Dupre
Scott Dupre
03:15 25 Nov 18
All around Wonderful Experience! Capstone Roofing replaced our roof and it was a pleasure to work with them. Their communication was great, their roofing crew was quick and neat. Our sales consultant was extremely knowledgeable about the different roofing options and helped us pick the right roof system for our home. We are so happy to have an attractive, high quality roof backed by a full warranty. Thank you Capstone!read more
Janice Jeffries
Janice Jeffries
02:26 25 Nov 18

 

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Doing a little digging may prove to be a tedious effort, but what is even more time-consuming, not to mention costly, is paying to have a botched roofing job redone. So how should you go about selecting a roofing contractor? Follow these tips to ensure you make the right choice for you and your family home.

Our tips for choosing a roofing contractor fall into the following three categories:
Qualifications, Quality of Work, & Work History

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Qualifications

First off, never hire an unlicensed roofing contractor. However, a license does not necessarily indicate a committed professional who performs excellent work. Trade association membership can be a great sign of quality in a contractor. Verify whether or not your potential contractor has taken any continuing education training. If they have, call the trade association and ask to see certificates of the continuing education.

Make sure the contractor has a permanent business. When selecting a roofing contractor, it is essential to be confident that the contractor will be able to complete all work that is agreed upon.  The contractor should have a permanent business address and phone number. You may also visit the business to get a firsthand look at the fleet size and business scope of the contractor. A larger contractor may be more well-equipped, but less personal. A smaller contractor could be inexperienced or understaffed. Getting to know the business before doing business is always a smart move.

Ask about the contractor’s insurance coverage. Find out what it covers and the total amount it covers. Have the contractor show you their certificate of insurance as proof. These certificates will detail the coverage dates as well as the policy limits from their insurance carrier.  Also be sure that they have workers’ compensation coverage as property owners may be sued for accidents which occur on their property. This should never be a possibility when hiring a quality contractor.

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Quality of Work

Every contractor should have a safety plan so be sure to acquire one from them. Safety plans are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and are essential for ensuring projects are executed correctly.

Find out how long the warranty is on work performed by the contractor. Typically this warranty will be one year or longer. Warranty length doesn’t matter so much as whether or not the contractor intends to stand behind their warranty. A dishonest contractor who refuses to uphold their warranty can become a legal nightmare. Great contractors often work beyond their written contract to produce thrilled customers. Keep in mind that only the manufacturer provides product warranties and often warranties are only valid if a contractor is “certified” to install the product. Talk to your contractor about following all manufacturer’s specifications necessary for product warranty.

The contractor should also thoroughly discuss with you your home improvement project. Areas to cover with your contractor include the color and product type you wish to use, how to get a permit if necessary, what the clean-up procedure is, and how the project will be paid for.

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Work History

Find out how long your contractor has been in business. Even though a contractor in business for two years or less might do excellent work, it may be preferable to select a contractor who has been in business for at least five years. The longer a contractor has been in business, the more experience they have, which often means better choices, better workmanship, and typically fewer hiccups along the way when installing your new roof.

Ask for pictures of the contractor’s past work and references from past clients. You can retrieve this information via the contractor’s website or by interviewing previous customers. Even the best contractors have to handle complaints. Complaints are not necessarily bad, but the way a roofing contractor has dealt with them can be. Don’t be afraid to ask the contractor how they have dealt with complaints in the past or call the Better Business Bureau to find out.

In addition to the above advice, have three contractors you are considering submit their bids in writing. Having three bids is useful to compare the prices and products the roofing contractors will use to complete the project. A proposal which is significantly higher or lower than the others should be a red flag. Once again, roofing directory sites can be helpful for streamlining the process. A directory can put you in contact with three roofing companies just by filling out an estimate request form.

Hopefully, these tips prove to be useful to you in your search for a roofing contractor. It can be a daunting task, but you will never regret spending the extra time to hire a quality contractor that takes care of you and your home. We hope you will consider Capstone Roofing & Construction for your roofing needs when it comes time for your roofing project. We are located in Flower Mound, Texas and have been serving the North Texas area faithfully for many years. Contact us at 972-200-4340 or visit us at 2611 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028 for a free consultation.

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