Factors to consider before choosing a roofing contractor

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Juneau Odenwald Roofing is a licensed and insured roofing contractor serving metro New Orleans. We understand that you have lots of choices when it comes to selecting a roofing contractor, so we’d like to offer the following suggestions before you make your final decision.

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When it comes to picking a roofing contractor, you have enough options that you can afford to be selective. This is important, because you can’t afford to simply hand out your business without first getting a written estimate which is normally done after we actually come out and take a look at the damage first. That way you know how much stock to put in any quoted price.

Don’t Necessarily Pick the Lowest One

Don’t necessarily go with the roofing contractor who provided you with the lowest quote. This could be a sign that they use substandard materials or simply do poor work. It could also mean they’re desperate because of a bad reputation.

Of course, it might also mean they just have a good source for quality materials or know exactly how to fix your roofing issue so it won’t take much on their end. There are still plenty of other variables to consider, so make sure you weigh them first instead of simply jumping at a low price.

License and Insurance, Please

Before so much as allowing a roofing contractor on your property, be sure that they verify that they are insured. Otherwise, if they get injured doing anything that could possibly be construed as work, you could potentially be the one held financially responsible. This will also help if they accidentally do damage to your home while on the job.

It’s also important that they’re licensed, as well. Chances are, if they’re insured, they have their license and vice versa, but it’s best to check, just to be sure. A roofer who isn’t licensed could potentially be a liability in terms of their training and knowledge. As a result, you’ll end up with subpar service.

Good Communication Skills

Looking for a roofing contractor who has good communication skills may seem like odd advice, but it will pay off in the long run. Depending on the job, you may be working with your roofer for a while. But, even if it’s just a simple procedure, it’s still important that you’re kept in the loop about what’s happening.

Gauge a roofer’s communication skills by asking them about how they plan on fixing your problem. Any roofer who comes up short on details or otherwise doesn’t seem interested in getting into the details shouldn’t be considered. Even though you’re not the expert, you are the homeowner and have a right to know.

Next time you’re in need of a roofing contractor for your New Orleans home, take time to consider the above. Luckily, a company that meets all those demands and more is just a phone call away. Contact Juneau Odenwald Roofing Inc. today at (504) 733-0331 to find out how we can address your roof’s problem immediately.