The knowledge, experience and attitude of the roofer that you hire to repair, maintain or replace the roof over your head is as important as the pricing policy practiced by contractor – here are some of the most important factors that should influence your choice of the contractor:
-Licensing and insurance – you should never hire a roofer who is not properly licensed and insured in roofing Austin Texas. You can check roofer credentials online or you can ask to be shown copies of the documents during a personal meeting;
-Relevant experience – roofing is a huge field, therefore most roofers specialized in certain materials, processes or technologies. Ideally, your roofer is an expert in the type of roof work and material that you need, so make sure to find out what the roofer’s specialty is;
-Reputation – this is another aspect that you can check online;
-Pricing – the labor rates and the material prices practiced by roofers vary dramatically, so it is a good idea to contact at least three or five roofers and to ask them to provide cost estimates. Compare the estimates carefully, taking into consideration not only the final price, but the warranty offered on the materials and on the labor and the duration of the roof work as well.