Need a new roof? Wind damage, insurance claim or maybe your roof is just at the end of its lifecycle? No matter the cause our roofing experts will find the right solution to your roofing challenges. We are endorsed by several roofing industry leaders such as GAF, and Owens Corning. Available in most of NJ, including Short Hills, Summit, Clark, Chatham, Westfield, and Scotch Plains.
3 Steps to hiring The Right
To help you save time, money and headaches we've put together a detailed checklist of what to look for in a quality roofing contractor.
STEP O1 Pre-Qualify
Save yourself time and some uncomfortable meetings by doing research before even contacting a Roofing Contractor.
Here’s what you’ll want to research online. Most of this info can be found from a company’s website.
Is the company is Licensed & Insured?
* This is an added level of protection that transfers liability from HomeOwner to Contractor.
Are they certified by the top roofing manufacturers? i.e. GAF, OwensCorning, DaVinci
* Not only does this mean they have some level of training but also ensures that you’ll to get the best warranties.
How are the Roofing Contractors online reviews?
* Online reviews have become the best way to see how past clients truly feel about their roofing experiences.
How long has the company been in business?
* 30% of business fail in their first two years & 50% in the first four years. Hiring a company that has been in business at least 5 years is the safest way to protect your investment.
Is the Contractor BBB accredited?
* The BBB monitors reputation and makes complaints visible to the public, helping protect customers from hiring dishonest or unskilled companies.
What forms of payment does the Contractor accept?
* Sometimes providing financing, or accepting credit cards, is critical to getting a roof done. Ensure that the company offers the right payment options for you.
Do they have a website?
* You can learn a lot from a companies website. Websites help establish credibility, give you hints into who you will be working with, and you get a sense of how they treat their own business.
STEP O2 - INTERVIEW TOP PROSPECTS
Now that you have narrowed down the field with your PreQualifying steps it's time to invite your top picks (we recommend 3) to inspect your roof, discuss your aesthetic desires and project requirements.
Here are some key things to consider as evaluate your potential roofing contractor.
Did someone answer the phone when you called or did they respond quickly & professionally to a voice message or email you sent?
* The professionalism of your attempt to contact a Roofing Contractor can say a lot about how the rest of your experience may go.
Did a representative arrive on time?
* If your sales person wasn’t on time who’s to say that the work crew will be?
Did the representative have a professional appearance?
* Making a good first impression says a lot about a companies policies and mindset.
Did they bring roofing samples?
* Being prepared and showing a homeowner what materials will be used, how they look and feel is a great sign that a company is organized and considerate.
Did you feel more educated or confused after your consultation?
* One of the best signs of a good contractor is when after your meeting you feel like you understand the process, materials and pros and cons of different approaches.
Did they listen to your wants and needs?
* If your ideas, concerns and questions were heard and intelligently responded to you are likely in good hands.
Do they have “Good” ideas or suggestions?
* A good exterior remodeling contractor will not only hear your ideas but make suggestions based on product knowledge and practical experience.
STEP O3 - CHOOSE A WINNER
After meeting your top prospects it’s down to the final step. Reviewing proposals, asking questions and making a decision on who you will trust to run your project.
Did you receive a professional proposal in a timely manner?
* An easy to read, detailed proposal on company letterhead delivered within one week of your meeting shows professionalism through and through.
Did the proposal align with your meeting?
* If the terms & costs were similar to what you discussed in your meeting then it sounds like you were heard and both parties are on the same page.
Is there a clear scope of work defined.
* One of the most important parts of a roofing agreement is a clearly defined “scope of work.” This section outlines exactly what you are receiving for your investment. Ensure that it covers everything that you discussed to avoid hefty Change Order fees.
Is there a clear payment schedule?
* A clearly defined payment schedule helps keep everyone on the same page and avoids uncomfortable conversations. Through clearly defined milestones everyone knows what is expected of them and when financial transactions are to take place.
What is the price difference in the proposal and why?
* The price range of estimates can drastically range from lowest to highest. Often this is because the competing companies aren't using the same quality of products or one company forgot to add an important piece of material they may ask you to pay for later. Don't be afraid to ask questions to ensure you are comparing apples with apples.
Trust your intuition. How did you feel about the company?
* One of the most important and often overlooked parts of making a decision on any home remodeling project is trusting your gut feeling. Who do you really believe has your best interest at heart, will do what they claim and will stand by their work?
Our management team has taken every step possible to ensure you receive the highest quality roof for your investment. We’ve enrolled in and completed every training that comes our way and aligned ourselves with the industries top manufactures ensuring you the best products and warranties on the market.
Our company is certified/preferred by all of the following roofing industry leaders:
In our experience it’s best for homeowners to work exclusively with preferred contractors as it ensure a level of comfort and protection you can’t get anywhere else.
All certified contractors must be prescreened by the manufacture, in good standings with supply houses, have current insurance & contractor licenses. Another major advantage is that only preferred contractors can give you access to manufacturer warranties which other companies can't.
If you’re looking for peace of mind and long term protection it’s in your best interest to work with companies who have gone the extra mile to protect you.