Hiring a roofer is an important decision. You should do your homework to avoid potential issues and ensure a successful outcome. Follow these tips from our Sanford roofers to steer clear of an unreputable company.
The quality and durability of your roof start with your roofing company. Hiring the right company can give you peace of mind that your home or business is protected. Hiring the wrong company, however, can leave you with many potential problems. When researching which Sanford roofers to hire, avoid these common pitfalls.
Mistake #1: Hiring An Unlicensed Or Uninsured Company
Professional roofing companies need to be licensed in the state where they do business. Florida regulations require that a roofing company holds a license to operate statewide or have a roofer certificate of completion for localized operations. When a company holds a roofing license, you can be assured that their technicians have been thoroughly trained and can handle your roofing job.
Insurance protects the company from potential liabilities if damage occurs to your property during the roof repair or replacement project. Additionally, it covers any medical expenses that may arise if a worker sustains an injury while working on your roof. By having insurance, your Sanford roofers can operate confidently, ensuring their clients’ and technicians’ well-being.
How can you avoid this mistake? Ask to see the roofing company’s license and insurance. If they cannot provide this information, it could mean they don’t have it, and you should move on. Advantage Roofing’s credentials are proudly displayed on our website, so you know you’re in good hands with our team.
These days, the internet makes it easy to check Google reviews, so if you forego this part of your research, you’re missing out on a valuable resource. Actual customers with first-hand experience with the company can leave reviews, good or bad, for the world to see. Read through the positive reviews but pay special attention to the negative ones. How does the company respond? If they try to make it right and treat the unhappy customer with respect, there’s a higher chance you’ll also be happy with their services.
Another way to get an idea of a company’s customer service is to read client testimonials featured on their website. These reviews will give you more insight into the details of their projects and what types of work they can do. You can find several testimonials from happy customers on our website, like this one from Glen B.:
“Tom and his crew did an excellent job replacing our roof. Always on time and very professional. I would recommend them to anyone needing quality work from a great family-owned company.”
If a company’s website doesn’t display customer reviews, it may mean it’s a young company just building its client list. It could also mean it doesn’t have enough satisfied customers to create a section on its website. Buyer beware.
Mistake #3: Not Hiring Local
Ever notice after a big storm, a roofing company representative shows up at your door or calls you out of the blue saying they’re doing free roof inspections? Who are these people? They are most likely reps from a national roofing company who travel around the country searching for roofs damaged by storms. While you may get a “good deal” from a large national roofing company, what happens when you have a problem, and they’ve already left town?
Advantage Roofing has been owned and operated by Floridians since 1989. We have built a solid reputation based on customer service and quality craftsmanship. We only serve Central Florida, so if we handle your roof repair or replacement, you can call us anytime with a question or concern.
Another advantage (no pun intended) to hiring locally is a local roofing company is more familiar with building codes and compliance requirements for your area.
Avoid These Mistakes By Hiring Advantage Roofing!
Our Sanford roofers check all the boxes. Licensed and insured? Check. Steller reviews from satisfied customers? Check. Tons of experience serving local homeowners and businesses? Check! If you’re ready to start your roofing project, let us help. Contact our team today to see how we can serve you.