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How to Choose a Roofing Contractor

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Chances are, you are reading this because you are looking for a Roofing Contractor you can trust and rely on. Whether it’s a replacement roof or a new roof, it is one of the biggest investments you will purchase for your home.

With that being said, you want to make sure you use a reputable company. We are going to go over the steps you should take when choosing a roofing contractor. The 4 Key factors we recommend you look into are:

  1. Is your Roofing Contractor Local?
  2. Does your Roofing Contractor have Reviews?
  3. Is your Roofing Contractor Licensed?
  4. Is your Roofing Contractor Insured?

Four Key Factors in Finding a Roofing Contractor

Local Roofer

Being in the south and suffering from Hurricanes on an almost yearly basis, we are used to seeing fly-by-night contractors come in. Usually, they offer what seems like faster service. In the end, it’s not always the best service. That’s why we tell customers to use local contractors.

When using local contractors such as roofers. You usually will know how long they have been around. They usually will have a location where you can find them, and you will have heard reviews about their work.

Reviews of Roofer

Reviews are your best friends when finding a roofer you can trust, or any contractor for that matter. Look at their online listings and see what kind of reviews they have. Google, Bing, Yelp, Facebook, and the Better Business Bureau are all great places to find reviews on a company you are wanting to work with.

When looking at reviews make sure you are looking at both good and bad reviews. A lot of times we overlook people that have a few bad reviews when sometimes it can be a great look into a company’s customer service.

Read the 2- or 4-star reviews and see not only how the company responds, but see what the actual issue is for the cause of a bad review. When reading through both good and negative reviews will be able to see if negative reviews are warranted or not.

Licensed Roofer

A Licensed Roofer or contractor is also something you should consider when looking for a roofing contractor. At Coastal Roofing we are licensed in both Mississippi and Louisiana.

We can tell you that to obtain both state licenses, we had to pass a trade exam as well as a law and business exam. You will also have to show proof of having liability before getting a license in both states.

Insured Roofer

Another important thing to consider asking a contractor for is proof of insurance. Liability insurance at the minimum is something you should look for when trying to find an insured roofer. This insurance protects not only your roofing company but you and your assets as well.

We have customers that trusted fly-by-night contractors that ended up with a bigger problem than they started with and sadly it fell back on them. When a contractor has insurance, it can give you peace of mind knowing that if something were to happen during your project, you won’t have to come out of pocket to fix new issues that occur.

Coastal Roofing maintains both Louisiana and Mississippi licenses and we are insured for Louisiana and Mississippi. This ensures our clients have peace of mind when trusting us with their home projects such as Roofing, Siding, and Gutters.

Trust is the Most Important

Trust is the most important aspect that you should have when hiring a roofing contractor. The best way to build that trust is to do your due diligence of vetting your contractors and asking people you know and trust who they will recommend. As a roofing company, we like to have our customers’ full trust. Want to know you’re in good hands? Call us today for your free inspection.

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