Hire a Great Roofing Company in Smithfield, UT
Whether you have a leaky roof that needs repair or need a full tear off and replacement due to the age or condition of your roof, hiring the right roofer will have the biggest impact on your satisfaction with the finished project. Here's a few tips.
What's the best way to verify that a roofer is qualified?
Hometown has attempted to make this easier by verifying roofing contractor credentials and collecting trusted reviews. Select any roofer you're interested in to see their list of verified credentials and any existing reviews collected to date.
Still, the best way to confirm a roofing contractor has a license, insurance, and certifications that are current, is to ask to see these documents at the time of the roofing estimate.
Keep in mind, professional credentials doesn't necessarily mean that a particular roofing company is the right one for your job. License and insurance certainly don't guarantee that a roofer has the right skill set. Find a contractor that has demonstrated expertise with the type of roof you need. Proper installation technique for a metal roof is very different than a shingle roof.
Do roofing contractors typically warranty their work?
Homeowners often get confused about warranties from roofing companies. The primary warranty you hear about tend to be long-term (15 - 50 years) warranties from the manufacturer of the roofing material. These warranties really have very little to do with the contractor, except that these warranties are typically voided if the roofer installed the roof improperly.
So roofing companies pick up the slack by providing their own warranty, typically referred to as a "workmanship warranty" or a "leak free" guarantee of some sort. Workmanship warranties are shorter in duration, typically 1 to 5 years and usually cover defective installation only. Weather, acts of God, etc... are excluded. Rely on your homeowners insurance policy for storm damage to your roof.