Roof Contractors: What to Look For

What do I look for in a good roofing contractor?

One of the hardest parts about getting your roof restored or replaced is finding the right contractor to complete the work. If you are unsure of where to begin with choosing a roofing contractor, this is good place to start! We have some tips for you to help find the most effective team for the job you need done.


  1. Look into local roofing companies. You are more likely to be able to find realistic and honest reviews if you look into local companies. It is less likely that reviews will be fake, so you will be able to get a more accurate picture of the company, and potential problems.
  2. Read their BBB profile. The Better Business Bureau has profiles for all registered companies, and you will be able to search based on location as well as name, so you will be certain that you have the right company.
  3. Check for proper licensure and insurance. It can become a big problem very quickly if something goes wrong and the company you’ve chosen is not licensed or insured properly. This includes all members of their contracting team and the business itself.
  4. Ask about their safety precautions and procedures. If their equipment is not safe and in working order, this can be an issue not only for the people on the team, but also the quality of work on your roof. Roofers should be able to describe the measures they have in place to safeguard against falls, including harnessing, leveling ladders, and more.
  5. Check the warranty on the roof. You want to be sure that you have an extensive warranty in the event that the roof is not of high quality or has any other problems that they will need to take care of. You want to know that you will get the repairs that you need without having to pay anything extra after you’ve already covered a new roof.
  6. Be careful about choosing a contractor based solely on price. Generally, there is a reason their prices are lower, and you might be compromising quality by getting the lowest price.
  7. Communication is incredibly important, so if a contractor is not prompt in responding to calls or emails, they may not be the company you want to work on your home.
  8. Check with multiple roofers. That way you can compare services, price, and other factors rather than just going with the first one that seems good enough.


Your home deserves the highest quality, so you should be aware of the basic questions to ask your potential roofers to ensure that you get the best work done. Since roofs are supposed to last for a long time, you definitely want to be happy with the work when it is completed. Don’t hesitate to ask all the questions you might have when it comes to the process for the contract work on your roof. The roofers should be professional, knowledgeable, and communicative with you. Good luck with your roofing needs!