How to Choose a Roofing Contractor

Trying to find a good roofer in Melbourne can be nerve racking. You can search and search and never quite know how good your experience is going to be until it’s too late. Many homeowners have experienced this same thing. What’s worse is going through the anxiety of not knowing, only to find that you were ripped off. Sometimes, homeowners don’t find out until years later that they chose the wrong roofing company, or until an issue occurs months after the installation. Not only is this a huge issue, but it means a lot of time and money has been lost. However, while this can be a reality, it doesn’t have to be. By choosing a credible roofer and following these tips, you can have a foolproof plan for your roofing installation experience. Here are some tips to follow to protect yourself from getting ripped off or from further issues with your roof down the road.

 

Make Sure They Are Insured

Any roofer that’s worth your money is going to be insured. Whether that’s on a business level or for their employees. Look for a roofer that has both liability insurance, as well as worker’s compensation. If they don’t have this coverage, you could find yourself paying for an injured worker if an accident occurs. Making sure you’re choosing an insured roofing company is vital to having a good experience.

Choose A Roofing Contractor With Good Ratings

Oftentimes, you’ll have neighbors and friends recommend a company based on someone else’s experience. For example, “You should choose Fine Roofers. My cousin had them replace their roof, and they love it.” While word of mouth is a great way to get started on looking for a roofing contractor, it’s not fool proof. Not every experience is equal, and you could find yourself on the other end of that spectrum. Don’t go with word-of-mouth alone. Do some research on the roofing company. You’ll notice that Google offers ratings on a one to five scale, so take a look at those ratings. You should also look at whether or not they are a BBB accredited business. You can look them up on on BBB’s website to see what their grade and rating is, and you’ll also find reviews and testimonials from past companies. You’ll notice that Hippo Roofing has an A+ rating with a 98 percent satisfaction rate with customers and the BBB, so when looking for a roofer in Melbourne, Hippo Roofing ensures a positive experience.

Don’t Settle for the Best Price

The best price isn’t always the best choice. Oftentimes, you’ll get what you pay for, and the cheapest roofing company typically offers bad service. Now, that’s not to say you can’t get quality roof installation or roof repairs for a great cost at all. In fact, Hippo Roofing offers high-quality in every aspect of what we do, while maintaining a fair price for all homeowners. We won’t say we’re the cheapest roofer in Melbourne, but we will say we’re the best, and that comes at a slightly higher cost. However, with our roofing contractors, you can rest assured that you’re getting great workmanship, attention to detail, and efficiency with our roof repairs and installation.

Choose a Certified Roofer

Making sure that the roofing contractor is certified to provide roofing services is of the utmost importance. Without certification, you run the risk of getting a roofer that hasn’t the slightest clue as to what they are doing. Furthermore, if you get a roof installed by an uncertified roofer and have issues with it down the road, your warranty could be null and void. Ask for certification verification upon consulting with a roofer. They should be more than happy to share their credentials with you.

If you’re looking to have a new roof installed on your home, look no further than the professional roofers at Hippo Roofing. Our roofing contractors are insured, certified, and, above all, committed to quality work. Call us today for any one of your roofing needs.