A roofing project—whether it’s repair, replacement, or maintenance—is no small task. The roof is the home’s first line of defense against the elements. So you shouldn’t entrust your roofing in Columbus, Ohio to just anyone when searching for a roofer. Here are four important tasks you can’t skip.

Check Company Reviews

There are a couple places to look at when trying to find customer reviews of the company. GoogleAngi’s List or BBB. All three of these websites will provide you with reviews from customers that cannot be removed or edited to make the company look better.

Check for license and insurance

You should never do business with a company that is not licensed and insured to do work in Columbus, Ohio. When the bad spring and summer weather comes, so does the “Storm Chasers”. “Storm Chasers” are roofing companies that are typically not local, do not have the license or insurance to work in our area and can’t provide owners long standing warranties.  Making sure that the contractor you select has both of these will ensure that you are protected.

Ask for a written estimate

It’s tempting to make decisions based on price alone. If the Columbus roofing company presents a suspiciously low estimate, ask for a detailed breakdown of the expense in print. The estimated cost of the project will appear to be smaller if the materials used are commodity-roofing products. Remember, lower-quality products can actually cost you more in the long run-in constant repairs or replacement. Pay attention to labor and incidental costs as well. Check if the contractor charges high for labor and low for materials. They can be sacrificing the quality of materials for a higher profit margin.

Ask about the process

Ask questions—a lot of them. Are they going to be replacing your roof with a full system recommended by the manufacturer or are they only going to use one or two components that are recommended and supplementing with a lower grade product? You want a contractor that is going to replace your entire roofing system with all manufacturer recommended products.

Check the warranty they offer

You want to know if they back their work with a warranty in the first place. If they do, make sure they tell you when the warranty begins and when it expires. Clarify conditions. See if there are any that may void the coverage.

If you’re looking for a roofing contractor that passes every item listed above, contact us here at Ascent Roofing Solutions. We are your fully licensed and insured experts in roofing in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding areas.

Call us at (614)280-1043 for a FREE estimate on Columbus roof repair or Columbus roof replacement.

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