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  • Writer's pictureApril Dacas, VP

Tips For Hiring The Right Roofing Contractor

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The biggest challenge facing a homeowner when dealing with a roofing job is finding someone that you are able to trust to get the job done right. Whether the damage is due to normal wear and tear, or if your roof has sustained damage due to severe weather, repairs must be quickly to reduce further complications and damage to your home. Choosing the very first contractor that knocks on your door after a bad storm isn’t necessarily a smart move---you need somebody, like Len’s Roofing, that is reliable, trustworthy, and that has a proven track record of high-quality work and success with customers. Here are some great tips for weeding out the competition and choosing the right roofing contractor for you:

Tip #1--Get some local referrals

When you select a contractor that has worked successfully with someone that you know you are more likely to have success in forming a relationship with them. Len’s Roofing has through first-hand knowledge of the local rules, building codes, and city ordinances, making the building process a snap when it comes to fixing your roof.

Tip #2--Look for manufacturer designations

A manufacturer designation is like a badge of honor for a contractor---they must pass stringent requirements to receive this seal of certification. At CertainTeed, only 1 percent of contractors are considered, “SELECT ShingleMasters”. Len’s Roofing is a CertainTeed “SELECT ShingleMaster”, meaning that we meet the exceptionally high standards set forth by this shingle manufacturer. CertainTeed reviews our work regularly to make sure we are still meeting and exceeding minimum requirements. Len’s Roofing is also included in the exclusive network of “Preferred Contractors” for Owens Corning. Look for a contractor who has manufacturer designations and you are likely to be satisfied with their work.

Tip #3--Get warranty coverage

A contractor that does quality work is more likely to offer a manufacturer’s warranty that also covers craftsmanship as well. A warranty should cover materials, labor, and replacement cost--look for a contractor that has enough confidence in their quality to offer this type of guarantee to you.

Tip #4--Find a contractor that has training and safety protocols in place

A high-quality contractor is going to have strict training and safety protocols in place for all of their employees; no ordinary Joe will do when it comes to providing the best service to you. Don’t be afraid to ask about hiring standards and training protocols when considering a company for your job. The more training they receive, the higher quality work they will perform for you.

Tip #5--Check for proper licensing and insurance

A good contractor is going to carry insurance and proper licensing to cover himself, all employees, and all work performed on your property. Ask contractors that you are considering to provide proof of licensing and insurance, and don’t hesitate to ask questions for clarification. The last thing you need as you are dealing with a roof repair is a litigation suit as a result of an injury on your property. Your contractor should be prepared to handle most mishaps that occur on your property. If there is any hesitation to take responsibility for employee actions or work, find another contractor.

Tip #6--Look for someone that you could enjoy working with

If you find a contractor who is demanding, pressuring, or otherwise hard to work with, move on to the next one. Roof repairs are stressful enough; having to deal with a difficult project manager is the last thing you should have to manage when putting your home back together. If you can’t foresee working with this individual long term, there is bound to be someone out there that you can work with more amicably. Find that person and form a long term, mutually beneficial business relationship.

Haven’t found a contractor? Try us!

At Len’s Roofing, we take your roof repair and replacement seriously. Your home is very important to you, and we are passionate about restoring it to its former strength and beauty. With over twenty five years of experience working on roofs in Florida, we guarantee that you will get the highest quality work from highly trained professionals, all wrapped up with a satisfaction guarantee that cannot be beaten. Whether your need is a minor repair or a full replacement, we can take care of any roofing need that you have. Call us today at 941-896-7897 or visit to set up an initial consultation with one of our qualified estimators.

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