Finding a good roofer can be a difficult task. The fact of the matter is that most people don’t have a good roofing contractor until they really need one. That often occurs when you have a leak or a serious problem. If that is the case, you need to be able to know how to select a good roofer.
The better roofing contractors in St. Louis share some or all of these qualities.
First, make sure the roofing contractor has experience in your type of roofing. This does not mean that you should feel uncomfortable with a relatively young company- everyone starts somewhere. Make sure that you ask for references and ask to talk to some of their references. Talk to the Roofing Suppliers and make sure that your roofer has a good relationship with them and pays their bills. If you are uncertain about the company’s relationship let the contractor know about it and discuss the problem upfront.
A good roofing contractor should be honest and be able to properly identify the basic signs of problems with your roof.
– Standing water on flat roof systems
– Peeling Shingles or weathered shingles which are curling
– Hail and Wind Damage or Storm Damaged Roofing Shingles
– Experience with related exterior issues such as gutter, siding, and masonry tuckpointing.
Also, make sure that your roofer can give you a value. Do not just shop price. Ask to see things like insurance certificates, suppliers receipts and review there contracts thoroughly. At the end of the day, you want a roofer that you only need to call once.