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How to Choose a Residential Roofing Contractor

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

When choosing a residential roofing contractor, there are several factors to keep in mind.

The most important things you should look into are licenses, reputation, and experience.

As you know, the roof plays a fundamental role in the performance of a house.

It will keep your family safe from natural elements and protect the interior and your belongings.

That’s why choosing the right residential roofing contractor deserves thorough research.

Please consider the following tips:

1. Ask for Local Referrals

When you look for local contractors in your area, make sure to ask your neighbors, family, and friends about them.

Word-of-mouth recommendations can give you an overall overview of who they are.

In addition, ask the roofing contractors directly for at least two references from past projects so you can call them and ask about their work.

Ask questions about deadlines, budget, insurance, and customer service.

Pro tip: do not forget to check Google reviews.

2. Ask About Contractor's Licenses and Affiliations

The most capable roofing contractors belong to professional associations.

We are also licensed by the Tile Roofing Institute and the National Slate Association.

We are a team of roofing professionals with over 25 years of experience in the roofing industry.

Roof Installation
A top-down view of a roof being installed by contractors.

3. Research Better Business Bureau (BBB) Ratings

The Better Business Bureau helps United States consumers find businesses they can trust.

Founded in 1912, it is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission focuses on advancing marketplace trust.

There you can find reviews, complaints, or even track scams.

Before choosing a residential roofing contractor, check their Better Business Bureau ratings and ranking.

You can also call the BBB at 703-276-0100 if you want to find out more about them.

4. Ask Questions and Share Project Details

Always share your budget with the residential roofing contractor.

Discuss all the details you have or want to know, like roof damages, roofing system you have in mind, roofing issues, past repairs, etc.

Even if keeping an eye on costs is important to you, remember that a cheap job can lead to roofing issues and expensive insurance claims.

5. Get Everything Written Down in a Contract

Look into residential roofing contractors that can give you a detailed estimate, fully explaining the deadlines, quality of the materials, and insurance policies.

A professional roofing contractor will give you a formal written quote.

Regardless of the size of the project, this will allow you to avoid hidden costs or additional expenses.

Also, you can track the project's progress in line with the contract agreements.

6. Check for Manufacturers Accreditation

We are a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor.

At Ramon Roofing, you can trust that we feature quality roofing products manufactured by GAF Materials Corporation, America's largest roofing manufacturer.

Get a Residential Roofing Contractor You Can Trust!

Contact us and practice all the tips we have shared with you to choose a residential roofing contractor.

For the Fort Worth area call 817 924-1645 and for the Austin area call 512-435-7636.

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