Here in the Denver area, there are many roofing companies to choose from when you’re in need of a roof repair. And when your roof is damaged, the last thing you want is to worry whether you’ve hired the right company for the job. So how do you pick a roofing contractor you can trust to do the job right? At Elite Roofing, we feel it all comes down to asking the right questions! When you know what to ask, you can quickly narrow down your options to just a handful of high-quality roofers. Here are the five questions you should ask before hiring any Denver roof repair company!
Are you licensed and insured?
This first question should be an easy “yes” out of any truly professional roofer. If a company tells you they aren’t licensed and insured, or if they dodge the question, that’s your cue to hang up the phone! Shady roofers will try to outmaneuver the competition by offering cut-rate prices—with no insurance or licensing whatsoever. These roofers are to be avoided at all costs, as you can be held liable if something goes wrong during the project and your roofer lacks the proper paperwork.
How many years have you been in business?
Experience isn’t the only thing that matters, but it sure matters a whole lot. When you hire an established roofer, you can be more confident in their ability to do the job right the first time. Overall experience in the roofing industry will prepare any roofer for the curveballs a roofing job can throw. Be sure to ask about their past experience working on projects similar to yours, as well. Not everyone can work on any type of roof, so whether the roof you’re repairing is commercial or residential, make sure they know what they’re doing!
Do you provide free estimates?
Many professional roofers in the industry will provide you with a free estimate for your Denver roof repair. This typically works out well for both parties. You, as a homeowner or business owner, can get an idea of the damages without paying a dime. Meanwhile, the roofer establishes contact with a potential customer and demonstrates their interest. Getting an estimate also provides you with a point of comparison for different roofing companies. If one company’s estimate is particularly low or high, you’ll want to ask them some additional questions and find out why!
What products do you use?
Any Denver roofer knows that a quality roof repair or replacement starts with high-quality roofing products. Here at Elite Roofing, we frequently work with products from Owens Corning, GAF, and CertainTeed, to name a few of our high-quality manufacturing partners. While we wouldn’t expect every roofing company to use all of the same products, do your homework on the brands they mention, and don’t be afraid to ask about specific products you might like to use for your roof.
Do you offer guarantees or warranties?
The best roofing Denver roofing companies are the ones that keep their word and stand behind their workmanship with a guarantee. In addition, many well-established roofers will have partnerships with manufacturers that allow them to offer special warranties and discounts that other roofers can’t provide. As you evaluate each company’s guarantees and warranties, keep in mind how long they’ve been in business. It can be harder to trust the guarantees of newer roofers, as many roofing companies fail within a few years of opening their doors. With a more experienced roofer, you know they have what it takes to stay in business and make good on their guarantee years in the future.
Elite Roofing: Your Denver Roof Repair Experts!
Whether your roof is residential or commercial, the Elite Roofing team is the Denver roofing company to call when you’re in need of a roof repair. Our team is fully licensed and insured, and we’ve been serving the Denver area with a full slate of roofing services since 2006. We value communication above all else, and as a family-owned roofing company, we aim to treat our customers the way we would one of our own. If you have questions, we have answers—and we’re standing by to get started on your next roof repair. Contact us today!