Finding Roofers Before You Need a Roof Replacement

Roof replacements are one of the biggest home improvement projects you can do. It’s even more complicated for certain types of roofs This means it’s important to find trustworthy and reliable contractors to help you see this job to completion.

It’s important to find a contractor long before you decide to do a roof replacement, and here are the reasons why.

A Good Roofer

A good relationship with roofing contractors you can trust is extremely important. Even if you’re not yet due for a replacement, they can help you with a number of other things, particularly maintenance and repairs. When the time comes that you’re in need of a roof installation, whatever style, material or type it is, you already have a contractor to help you out.

Finding Roof Contractors

There are many different resources that connect homeowners to valuable service providers, and taking advantage of these should be your first step. Find companies with a positive Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating supported by numerous good reviews from past clients. Don’t forget to check license and insurance information for good measure.

Avoiding Red Flags

One of the biggest red flags is asking for an upfront payment. It’s normal to ask for a good faith deposit, but this should not exceed 10% of the total cost. During the course of the project, it’s also normal to have some delays as well as unforeseen problems that might change the initial estimate. Always ask for updated quotes, and work with your roofer to set reasonable deadlines for the project.

At Garlock-French Corporation, our roofing experts can help you find the best roofing solution for your home. Give us a call at (612) 722-7129, or fill out our contact form to schedule gutter cleaning services or request a free estimate on a metal roof installation today. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas.