August 20, 2012 : How to hire a roofing contractor

What to Consider When Hiring a Roofing Contractor

When it comes to home maintenance, one of the most over looked aspects is the one which provides us with the most protection from the elements, the roof. If you’re looking to hire a contractor this summer, make sure you hire someone who knows what they’re doing by following these guidelines.

Find a Roofer With Experience

If you have a specific thought in mind when it comes to what you want done with your roof, make sure you talk to several roofers before narrowing down which roofer you will choose from. If you have a smaller roofing project, you may want to go with a company that employs new roofers, this way they can afford you lower prices with guaranteed work while giving the roofers some much needed experience. 


Make sure that you check a roofer’s portfolios to see previous work or make sure that they have solid references. If a roofing company is hesitant to show you a portfolio or are lacking references that you can check on yourself, you may want to be wary of that company.

Accurate, reliable quotes

Make sure that the roofers you are speaking with are giving you accurate quotes, again, check with several different roofers first in order to ensure that they are giving you a fair price and you can know a ball park figure of what your project should cost. A good roofer will be very fair with prices, and will make sure that you understand everything that is entailed in the cost of your project.


Last but not least, make sure that the roofer you end up hiring for your project is knowledgeable in what they are doing. From knowing about the latest techniques to having the best residential roofing tools and equipment.

For more on the latest in roofing techniques and updates on the best roofing tools, be sure to check back to the AJC Tools blog often.


posted February 23, 2016 by Jen Pack
My family and I are in the process of remodeling our home and we are looking for a contractor to help us out. I like the tip you give here of looking for someone who will let you see a portfolio of their past work. I imagine that will help you get an eye for what you can expect. It would also show me that they are confident with the work they do. Thanks for sharing this!

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