It’s not hard to find a roofing contractor in Chicago. They’re all over. It’s harder to find the right roofing contractor, someone with the experience, know-how, and quality service to take on your roofing project. Just because a contractor is available doesn’t make them the right contractor for you. So how do you find the right contractor? It requires a little homework beforehand.
Ask Friends and Neighbors
We live in an era where all the information we could ever want — and some we don’t — is right at our fingertips. However, sometimes it’s still better to ask a human being before you turn to Google. Ask your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers what roofing contractors they trust. A personal story from someone you know about their experience is bound to be more trustworthy than an online review, and that can help you start to form a list.
That’s not to say you should just ignore online reviews. Online reviews help to give you a fuller picture of a roofing contractor’s reputation from a wide customer base. It also adds credibility to them, so you won’t have to worry that a name you found in your search for roofing contractors might be a scam. Check websites like Angie’s List, a review site specific to home services, or Better Business Bureau, who not only allows customer reviews but business ratings. Spoiler: Best-4-U, Inc. has an A+.
So you’ve heard suggestions and you’ve checked the credibility of these companies. The next step is to contact them and set up a quote. This is your opportunity to ask questions. What kind of roofing do they install? Are they licensed and insured? Do they have any pictures of their previous work or worksites that you can visit? Ask all the questions you need in order to be satisfied enough to hire them. If a company is unable or flustered by your questions, you probably don’t need to hire them anyway. Once you’ve interviewed a few different contractors, you can compare and determine who’s best for you.
Have questions for us? Contact Best-4-U today for more information or a free quote.