If you need any kind of roof work done, you’re probably going to want to hire a roofer to do it. Getting up there yourself can be a hard (and dangerous) endeavor. For most people, it’s just not worth the work and risk to do it themselves.
The problem is you have a lot of roofers in Post Falls to choose from. Just go to the phone book and you’ll see 50+ companies in there. So who do you call?
- How do you know they’ll be trustworthy?
- How do you know they can do the job you need?
- How do you know they’ll stick to the timeline they promise?
- How do you know they’ll answer the phone after the work is done and they’re paid? (if there’s any problems)
The truth is…by looking in the phone book you probably can’t tell. Here’s a few tips to help you narrow your decision.
1. Pick A Company That Is Close To You
Since there are so many companies out there, you might as well choose one that is close to your location. If you need a roofer in Post Falls, look for one with a Post Falls address, or as close as possible. This will help you avoid additional travel fees for estimates and you’ll be more likely to get your work done in a timely manner.
2. Find a Specialist
There are lots of different types of roofing: commercial, residential, flat, sloped, asphalt shingles, metal, new construction, roof replacement to name a few. If you own a home and need a repair, do you want a company that specializes in big commercial flat roofs? Probably not, since they don’t deal with the work you need done everyday, they are more likely to make mistakes. Just like you wouldn’t want someone who specializes in residential sloped roofs to repair a commercial building.
First figure out what your needs are, then when calling different company’s ask what they specialize in. If you are a homeowner and you find a company that specializes in residential repairs and re-roofs, that’s a good first step!
3. Interview The Roofer You Choose
Just finding a contractor who answers the phone and will come out to your home is not enough! When you meet them you must interview them and ask specific questions to see if they qualify to work with you. Simple questions like “Are you insured? (both workers comp and general liability)” “Are you licensed and bonded to do business in my location?”
You’ll also want to ask some deeper questions like “Are your installers certified to install the type of roofing that I need?” Note there are no laws or tests in Post Falls or any of Idaho that guarantees a company’s competency.
If you’d like to explore this more, you can find 10 questions to ask a roofing contractor before you consider hiring them in my Consumer’s Guide To Roof Replacement.
By taking these 3 simple steps you’ll be much more likely to find a roofer in Post Falls that will do a good job for you. Remember: your roof keeps all the weather out of your home, so don’t take the hiring process lightly. One simple mistake made by your roofer can cost you thousands of dollars in interior repairs.
If you own a home that needs roof work done I’d be happy to help. I’ll come out to your home and give you a FREE roof audit. I’ll examine the condition of your roof, take some pictures, and give you my assessment of what needs to be done (if anything). I’ll lay out all your options and leave it up to you to decide what direction you want to take.
To schedule your free roof audit, give me a call at (208) 487-6617 today.