So it’s time to tackle a new roof and you’re wondering where to start. Do you look for the biggest company with the most reviews? A smaller business with a laid-back, yet professional atmosphere? 

With so many businesses vying for your attention, it’s important to do your research so you can walk away from the experience knowing you made the right choice for your home’s well-being. 

Exploring Your Options

Asking friends, family and neighbors for recommendations is a great way to get started. They might have had an awesome experience with a business across town you’ve never heard of, or have a word of caution to offer. Referrals are a great way to find a contractor who is new to you, and having someone you trust verify the quality of a contractor’s work may leave you with some peace of mind as you move ahead with this important project. 

What is Their Experience?

Once you find a few contractors that you think may be a good fit, it’s time to do some deeper digging. Is this business experienced or are they new to the game? While it is true that businesses usually start from scratch, having experience under their belt is a definite plus for any contractor. 

Ask the contractor if they can provide a few reviews or if they have any past clients you may be able to contact to get a better understanding of the quality of the work they provide. You may want to shy away from a business that is unable or unwilling to provide any references from past clients for their work.

Licensing

While it is not mandatory for roofing contractors to be licensed through the state in Texas, it is a mark of security if they are. If a contractor is licensed, it is a sign that they have been in business for at least three years and are a part of the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas. As a member of this organization, your contractor receives continuing education and opportunities for industry contacts and networking.

How to Choose a Roofing Contractor

Insurance

Both liability and workers compensation insurance is a requirement for any roofing company in Texas. These are so important for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is that without liability insurance, you, as the homeowner, have no protection if an issue arises while the contractor’s work is being performed. In the event that a contractor or contractor’s employee is injured on the job, workers compensation will assist with the cost of medical expenses and even lost wages for the injured person. 

If you have questions regarding a contractor’s insurance, you can ask for the name of the insurance they carry and verify with the insurance company that the contractor is indeed insured with the appropriate coverage. 

Preparing for the Cost of a New Roof

If you know a roof repair or replacement is in the near future, it is never too early to begin putting money aside for the job. The cost of a full roof replacement using asphalt shingles can range anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 and beyond, especially for larger roofs. This is merely a range and you should ask any contractor you are considering whether they will provide a free estimate. 

The size of your roof and quality of shingles are the biggest factors in determining how much the materials will cost. Contractors will often provide options for brands of shingles and will explain what the quality or purpose is for a specific sort of shingle, but keep in mind that there are other options for materials as well.

Choosing Your Fort Worth Roofing Contractor

While the thought of replacing your roof may feel intimidating, rest assured that the professionals at Fort Worth Roofing Contractors, LLC are here to make sure all of the pieces are in place. With years of experience and a team ready to serve you, we are confident in our workmanship. The only thing left to do is give us a call. Contact us today for a free inspection!