No one likes to get tricked, and everyone likes good deal. These seem to be the basics of many business interactions, and keeping this in mind is important if you are going to get anywhere when you hire a team to do a project for you. After all, you do not want to get tricked and you do want to get a good deal! Perhaps most importantly, you are looking for quality. You want to make sure that you have all the necessary facts lined up before you hire a roofing company to take on a project for you. This is important, because you should never hire a team that you do not trust, or that you do not understand. Too many people will brush over the fine print and not ask questions in fear of seeming like a bother or many even in a rush to get things done quickly. Instead of letting these fears control you, overcome them and in overcoming them you will find that there are a lot of things that you can learn about a company before you let them take on your project. Here are four really important questions to ask before you hire a roofing company to ensure that you are getting the kind of quality project you deserve:
1. Are you a local company? While there is certainly a big movement for people to “go local” in their purchasing habits, going local in terms of the companies that you work with is important as well. Even a local arm of a larger nationwide company will do; you simply must work with someone who knows the area that you live in and can make recommendations from this point of view, else you risk getting roofing materials installed that do not make sense for your climate.
2. Have you been in business over fifteen years? Fifteen years is, in many ways, just a number, but knowing that the company you are working with is well established and yield big dividends in the long term. With an established company, you are getting a confirmed work ethic, action plan, certification, and credibility from your community. Any business that has stayed around for that long in one place is clearly doing something right. For example, J & K Roofing here in Denver has been around since 1984, so you know that they have been doing something right in the way they run their business.
3. Are you a Better Business Bureau certified company? Certifications can sometimes become a dime a dozen, but by becoming a member of the Better Business Bureau, a company is really going out of its way to make sure that it adheres to certain standards. This is a great metric to follow, as you know you can trust the Better Business Bureau to only endorse quality companies
4. Do you have references? If someone can’t give you proof of their work, why should you work with them? This is always a good rule of thumb to follow, and one that will not lead you astray. Check out their projects and make sure you like their work!