Are You Sure You Are Hiring a Professional Roofer - Image 1

When it comes to home improvement projects like roofing, some homeowners in the Mid-Michigan area are hesitant to retain the services of people tagged as "professional" because they are under the impression such contractors charge exorbitant fees.

However, a roof that is poorly installed by a low bid roofer will most likely end up becoming a problem and costing them more.  At some point, homeowners will have to seek the help of experts for repair or replacement.  So, forego the notion of the professionals being too costly.

And because any contractor/handyman can claim that he is an expert or a "professional" we encourage you to be cautious.  Do your research and ask questions.  Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we hear from homeowners looking for a roofing contractor:

Q:  Why should I hire professionals to install my roof?

Aside from the fact that they have the right tools and knowledge on installing various roofing materials, they will be able to finish the job as soon as possible while still providing high-quality craftsmanship.  Also ask about the contractor's track record for handling any complaints.  Many quality contractors who have been in business for a long period of time, and with hundreds of completed projects, are exposed to disputes.  The question is not if they have had disputes, but what was done about the dispute after it occurred.

Q:  What other advantages are there?

One of the most beneficial advantages of hiring a professional is a workmanship warranty.  Professional roofing contractors are factory certified by the manufacturers whose products they use and are entitled to offer that manufacturer's warranty as well.  Be sure to ask about the company's workmanship warranty.  Automatically reject any contractor with an unbelievable warranty.  The warranty is just a sales tool to that contractor and you don't know what other "bill of goods" you have been sold.

Q:  How will I know if I am hiring a professional roofer?

Automatically reject any contractor without a permanent place of business.  If the contractor is not permanently established, how can you be confident he will complete the work?  Ask how long the company has been in business.

A professional contractor should provide you with a Certificate of Insurance for Comprehensive Liability, Worker's Compensation, and Completed Operations Insurance that protects you in the event of an accident or provides financial coverage for a failed project.

Make sure the company is a licensed contractor and a member of a trade association and in good standing.  Check out the company's website for customer reviews and credentials.

Precision Roofing Services has been serving customers in the Mid-Michigan area for nearly twenty years.  We take pride in our craftmanship and our customer service.  We invite you to visit our website for more information about our company and be sure to check out our customer reviews: