How to Choose a Roofing Company

Roofing Company Grand Rapids, MI

When it’s time to replace your roof, you want to get the job done right. A professional roofing company will have the equipment and experience necessary to give your house a new roof that will last for years to come.

Roofing is a big project, however, so it’s important to choose the right company for the job. Here are three steps to take to ensure that you find the right roofing contractor for your home. 

Choosing the Right Roofing Company

1. Do your research.

It’s important to do your research before choosing a roofing contractor. Start by searching for roofing contractors in your area and reading any reviews they might have. Don’t just read what’s on Google: visit the company’s social media pages to see what local customers have to say. 

The star rating is important, but other criteria to consider include the roofing company’s response time and how they deal with negative reviews. It’s important to remember that the occasional negative review is inevitable no matter the business. It’s how the roofing company resolves customer complaints that really shows its character. 

Keep in mind that not every customer leaves a review. If you only consider the reviews, you won’t be getting the full picture of what a roofing company has to offer. 

2. Ask questions.

Don’t be afraid to ask for the information you need to know! Roofing is a big investment, and a company’s website can only tell you so much about what they do and how they do it. Our professional roofing suppliers are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the quality of the suppliers a potential contractor is using.

There are several main factors that you need to know before you make your decision.

A few important questions to ask when choosing a roofing contractor are:

  • Do you own your own equipment?
  • What does your process look like?
  • How many years of experience do you have?
  • What safety precautions do you take on the job? 
  • Are you insured? Can you show me proof of insurance?
  • What would you charge for my roofing project?

If a roofing company is uncertain with its responses or outright refuses to answer, those are major red flags. Don’t hire a roofing contractor until you have all the information you need.

3. Check references.

If a roofing company has experience in your area, you should be able to ask them for a list of local references that you can contact. Ask their references about the quality of the roofing company’s performance, the demeanor of their employees, and the price in relation to the services that were completed. These references will be able to give you a much more candid idea of the roofing company’s work than online reviews alone. 

Eikenhout is a building supply company that is dedicated to helping homeowners and contractors find high-quality building products for their next project. If you are interested in our inventory of residential and commercial building supplies, please feel free to call any of our nine Michigan locations.