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Finding a Reliable San Antonio Roofing Company
The roof over your head is literally your first defense against the outside elements. If your roof is in poor condition you
risk serious damage to your whole house and all your belongings. Water can seep in, damaging the structure of the
roof, walls and ceilings. Left in disrepair the cost of having the damage repaired will only grow over time. The quicker
you contact a reliable San Antonio Roofing Company to fix the problem the less it is going to cost you.
No matter what type of roof you have, replacing it can be a major expense. The materials are only a fraction of the total
you will pay for a new roof. The biggest expense in hiring a qualified San Antonio Roofing Company will be in labor.
Roofing is a trade that requires skill and knowledge in a number of other disciplines including math, general carpentry,
and framing construction. Finding a Roofing Company is the easy part. Finding a qualified San Antonio Roofing
Company that has the experience and know-how to do the job right and leave you with a secure roof over your head
might take some time.
Where to Find a San Antonio Roofing Company
You have a number of options when it comes to finding a qualified San Antonio Roofing Company. Of course referrals
from friends and family are clearly the best place to ask about a reliable Roofing Company. Ask every one you know
who they may have used in the past and if they were happy with the service. Have a look at the work yourself. If the work
looks professional and the homeowner has good things to say about the Roofing Company ask for his phone number.
Have a look through your local yellow pages or check out the home improvement centers. They usually have a bulletin
board where a local Roofing Company and other contractors can post their business cards. Do an online search for a
database to find a qualified local San Antonio Roofing Company. Generally, only the true professional will go to the
effort of getting listed.
After you’ve compiled a list, you need to take the time to carefully evaluate each Roofing Company. Check with the
Better Business Bureau to see if any Roofing Company you have in mind has any complaints on file and how they were
resolved. Call the state licensing board to make sure the San Antonio Roofing Company has a current license. If there
are any complaints on file or you have doubts about a Roofing Company’s license, it’s best to remove him from your list.
Interviewing a San Antonio Roofing Company
Set up an interview with each San Antonio Roofing Company to discuss your project. An interview will give you an idea if
the Roofing Company is able to handle the job as well as getting a feeling for how well you connect. Remember that
good communication is important to a successful project. Begin by asking about their experience. The level of
experience of a Roofing Company will help you to determine if they have the ability to handle the job. Request a copy of
the Roofing Company’s state license and write down the number. This is something you may want to check later.
Make certain they have all the necessary insurances. This includes general liability and workers compensation. Request
copies of all policies and the contact information for the insurance carrier. Call the department of workers compensation
to make certain adequate coverage is in place. If the Roofing Company has no insurance or is under insured, you could
find yourself dealing with some expensive damages or paying for an injured worker’s medical bills and other expenses
and this could literally cost you your home.
Ask the San Antonio Roofing Company for references from other jobs but don’t rely on references alone when making
your final choice. It’s not in any contractor’s best interest to give you the contact information of a dissatisfied customer.
Call the Better Business Bureau to ask if there have been any complaints made against the Roofing Company. If there
are any you need to find out how they were settled. A single complaint should not rule out a Roofing Company but a
series of unresolved complaints is a definite sign of problems.
Getting Your Bid from a San Antonio Roofing Company
After you have your list of potential contractors, you’ll want to request some bids. Ask for a bid from each Roofing
Company you feel comfortable with. Some people say the more bids the better but this is not necessarily true. If a
Roofing Company feels there is too much competition he may simply walk away. The truth is a busy Roofing Company
may have little time to bid against each company, so you could end up losing a bid from the best qualified San Antonio
Roofing Company. So keep the bidding to a select few.
Remember when asking for a bid, you don’t want just a slip of paper with a number on it. You want an itemized list of
what everything will cost including all materials and labor. Provide each San Antonio Roofing Company with a detailed
list of what you’d like included in the bids and this will help ensure that you receive some uniform quotes that are easy to
compare. If you find that one bid is considerably lower than the rest, it will also be easier to pick out the differences.
You don’t necessarily want the lowest bid, but the highest one isn’t a guarantee of better service or materials either. You
should look for a balance of both reasonable price and good service. If one bid seems considerably lower than the
others ask the Roofing Company why. One Roofing Company may simply have lower overhead, fewer workers or a
better source for materials and this savings can often be passed on to the customer but make certain the Roofing
Company can back up any claims he makes.
Once you’ve found the San Antonio Roofing Company you feel is right for the job, you’ll need to work up a contract.