There are a lot of roofers out there to choose from for your next project. All of them will claim to be professional, but not all of them are created equal. Often what you see is not what you get. Especially after a natural disaster, and Jacksonville, Florida has had its fair share, roofing scams appear more frequently, and these scams can leave a homeowner in even more despair. It is important for homeowners to be able to understand what is important and distinguish between a good reputable roofing company and one that is not trustworthy.
Insurance and Licensing
Insurance and licensing are very basic fundamental things that any roofing company should obtain. As a homeowner, you should feel free to ask a roofing contractor for proof of insurance and licenses. If you choose to go with a local roofing company, they usually have more knowledge of the local rules and regulations. When you deal with a roofing company that is not insured, any loss or damages due to injury or an accidental fall on the shoulders of the homeowner. Proper insurance and licensing protect both the homeowner and the contractor.
Brick and Mortar Location
When a roofing company has a set location, it usually means they have to pay rent. To pay rent, that means there has to be a flow of money. This is usually an indication that the roofing company is not a fly-by-night business. This is not necessarily a guarantee that the roofing contractor should be trusted 100%. It does indicate though that the business has a permanent address, phone number, and tax ID number. That automatically labels it as more stable than a company that does not.
A good roofing company will have at least 10 or more references available for you to review. As a homeowner, you should be diligent in reaching out and contacting these references. It’s important to ask questions regarding the quality of the services provided and the durability of the work that was done. A roofing company that offers this information freely is usually a trustworthy company.
As a homeowner, it is important to do your research thoroughly and find a roofer that is licensed, insured, has a great reputation and is trustworthy. Having a roofer you can trust will make the project a lot less stressful.
If you are in need of a new roof, be sure to contact the team at StormForce of Jacksonville. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you get your roof replaced the right way. You can learn more about us and our services at StormForceOfJacksonville.com. We’d love to help you with your roofing needs.