When someone decides to purchase a home, many people need to sell their home first. Needless to say, you will want to get top dollar for your home. There are many tips for improving your home’s value. One of the major updates that a homeowner will need to consider is repairing or replacing their roof. If you are considering selling your home, replacing the roof is one of the renovations that can add instant value. Home buyers want to know that the house they are buying is built to last and the roof is something that they will take into consideration.
So, whether you’re in your home long term or whether you’re selling, when you do find yourself in the position of needing a good roofing company there are a few things that you can do to ensure that you find a reputable roofing company and that you pay a fair market price for materials and labor.
Make sure that the roofing company you are going to hire has the proper licensing for your parish, county or state. Having the right licensing assures you that the company has the ability and resources to complete your roofing job. Don’t be afraid to ask the company to provide proof of licensing documentation. Don’t just take them at their word. Due to the high cost of permitting in some areas, some companies will avoid getting the necessary permits to perform the job. This puts you and your home at risk.
Along with proper licensing and permits, a reputable company should have insurance to cover worker accidents on the job. If a company is not insured, it could mean a claim could be made against you as a the homeowner. So protect yourself and keep it simple. If you’ve come across a company that isn’t capable of providing proof of insurance, keep looking. Find a company that can give you the security you need to know that they will get the job done right. Peace of mind is is better than a cheaper bill.
As the homeowner, It’s important for you to research the broad array of material brands and specific products that are available to replace your home’s roof. By doing your own research, you can ensure that when your roofing company offers material options you know the quality of the materials, what they cost, and whether it’s what you want on your roof.
GUARANTEE OF WORK AND MATERIALS
Does the company offer a guarantee of their work? It’s important that you know that the company you hire will come back to your home to inspect and repair any problems within an agreed upon period of time. If they are a reputable company, they will be willing to back their materials, products, and work.
Before you hire, check out the online reviews on the companies you are considering. If the company has built a reputation in your area, you can bet that someone has left a review online. The reviews that other people in your community have left are a great resource for finding the right company. A reputable company should have built up a good number of satisfied or unsatisfied customers who were willing to share their opinions.
EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUS WORK
Most companies will have a website that will have some type of portfolio or gallery to give you a better idea of the quality of their work. If they’ve done their marketing right, they will show before and after photos to really showcase their work. If they don’t have a portfolio, ask them for a list of past clients with similar needs to your own and if you can contact them. Taking the extra time to research a company can be the difference in making a costly mistake or a good long-term investment for your home.
As a homeowner, whether you are selling or plan to live there forever, you want to know that you are making the right choice each time you invest in your home. These tips can be applied to almost any product and company. Take the time to do your homework and at the end of the day, you’ll know that the investment you made was a good one.