If you’ve never needed to hire a company to help you with roof repair or roof replacement you may have a lot of questions about who to call and what to look for. For this post, we wanted to talk about some of the things you’ll want to keep in mind.

Licensing matters

The single, most important thing you’ll want to remember when it comes time to hire a roofer, relates to licensing. You should never, ever hire an unlicensed and/or uninsured contractor to perform work on or around your home. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day for us to write about all the reasons that hiring an unlicensed roofer is a bad idea. If you’re wondering if this is as big a deal as we’re making it out to be, we’d challenge you to type the phrase “unlicensed roofer” into a Google search window. Once the results start to populate, click on the tab for “news.” What you’ll find, is a laundry list of horror stories from people who hired unlicensed contractors.

Get several bids

When you need to hire a company to do a repair in your home, you’ll want to get bids from at least three service providers. Make sure each bid is as detailed as possible, and includes a breakdown of costs, labor and estimated timelines. If the company you’re speaking with doesn’t want to provide you with anything in writing, or they’re trying to pressure into committing to hiring them to do the work, right there on the spot, these are big red flags.

The cheapest bid isn’t always the best bid

Your roofing system is among the most important parts of your home. Not only does it help keep things like rain, wind and snow outside, it also protects your walls, floors and your family. When you’re reviewing the bids, you’ll want to spend some time checking online reviews and if possible, calling some of the company’s references. The goal is to get the best possible service at a fair and equitable price. If Company A undercuts their competition on price, but their online reviews are terrible, this isn’t a company you’ll want to hire.

Ask for referrals

If you have a friend, neighbor or coworker who has recently had some work done on their home, ask them if they can provide you with the contact information for the company they used. Word of mouth referrals tend to be worth their weight in gold.

Call Pioneer Home Solutions today

If you need help with roof repair or roof replacement in Denver, CO, we can help. Call Pioneer Roofing today to speak with a customer care agent. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and if you want to move forward with scheduling a free, no-hassle estimate, we’ll be happy to help get that scheduled. Our reviews speak for themselves! We take pride in the work that we do. Call today to learn why we’re the top-rated roofer in Denver.