How to Find the Right Roofing Contractor?

Hailstorms and high winds can be disastrous; they result in billions of dollars in damages each year and make up about half of the insurance claims. They also leave many homes damaged.

Some signs of roof hail damage are easy to detect; others require a trained eye. You may not have noticeable holes on your roof, but still, you’ll likely need the services of an experienced roofing contractor to fix your roof after a hailstorm beatdown.

At GreenPoint Roofing, we specialize in hail damage roof inspection and repair. The effects of hail damage on a roof depend on hail size, wind direction, wind speed, roof age, material, and slope. Hail damage can be cosmetic or functional. In most cases, the cosmetic damage is more serious than it looks. Hail damage is bad when the roof starts to leak or develops other issues. Always act quickly after a hailstorm to get your roof inspected and get any possible issues fixed. Here are some tips to find the right roofing contractor to help with your hail damage:

Get local referrals

Roofing projects are already hard, don’t increase the burden by going with a contractor out of your jurisdiction. Go with local roofing contractors; they are easier to locate and contact because of sheer proximity. You can easily assess their services face-to-face, and you can verify testimonials from
local residents.

Another advantage is reduced chances of scams or potential issues because these people operate locally and don’t want you to leave a bad report on their website or with your neighbors.

Local roofing contractors are also more familiar with local rules and code regulations. They have relationships with crews and local roofing products suppliers, meaning they can complete the job quickly and get out of your hair.

Check out referrals on Google, BBB, BuildZoom, HomeAdvisor

You can also see referrals from Google, HomeAdvisor, BuildZoom, or the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check what previous clients are saying on their website.

At GreenPoint Roofing, we are accredited with the BBB holding an A+ rating. The high rating shows the extent of confidence in our services and that we will honestly resolve any client complaints filed. We won the BBB’s Torch Award for Ethics in the Small Business category and guarantee, a high standard of service to all our clients.

Talk with your insurance claim professionals

Another way to find the best local roofing contractor is to talk to your insurance claim professional. These experts have years of experience working with professional roofing contractors to assess damaged roofs and estimate repairs cost. They can point you to the best roofing contractor in town.

Meet face-to-face

After narrowing down a few local roofing contractors, meet them face-to-face so you can ask questions and assess their services, personality, and demeanor and determine if you will be comfortable contracting them for your roofing project.

Get a free inspection and estimate

During the face-to-face meeting, schedule a free inspection so the contractor can come to your home, inspect the roof and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.

Look for manufacturer designations (badge of honor)

Some roofing product manufacturers endorse certain roofing contractors to help with the installation and repair of their products. It’s a sign of confidence in their services.

At GreenPoint Roofing, we are Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. This is a premier network of roofing professionals handpicked by Owens Corning to install their roofing products. Only the top 1% of roofing services providers hold this title. They must meet strict standards for professionalism, reliability, and unparalleled craftsmanship.

We are also Malarkey Emerald Premium Contractor. This is another top-tier network of roofing professionals’ hand-selected and trained by the manufacturer to be their trusted partner in the field. These contractors receive exclusive training not just limited to roof installation.

Get an exclusive warranty

Warranties on roofing projects matter. They cover future repair costs due to poor installation and repair services. The warranty’s length is important; you want to be covered for extended periods and against various issues.

At GreenPoint Roofing, we offer a lifetime workmanship warranty on all shingled roofs. We also can offer extended warranties with Owens Corning & Malarkey.

Check for suitable licensing and Insurance

Licensing and insurance show professionalism. You don’t want to hire someone who is not licensed and or insured; you want to make sure you’re covered if there are issues with the install.

At GreenPoint Roofing, we are licensed in all municipalities where we work and hold General
Liability and Workers’ Compensation insurance.

Pay your deductible

Any roofing contractor who promises to install your roof without you settling your insurance deductible is engaging in insurance fraud and putting. As the insured, you are accountable for the insurance deductible. The roofing contractor should indicate it in their quote without raising the estimate to offset part or all of the deductible.

Know your roofing materials

The appearance and style of your shingles can affect your home’s resale value. If your insurance company provides money for a new roof, take advantage, and change your roof or update to a unique style that agrees with your taste.

Look at all roofing options available in your local showroom. Visiting the showroom is a chance to touch and learn about the current roofing products in the market, meet experts, and get answers to your roofing questions.

Wrapping up

Knowing what to ask your local roofing contractor is important for selecting the best roofing services provider. Do your homework; a roofing contractor doesn’t need to have formal education, but experience and training in specific roof materials are important. Always go with manufacturer-endorsed local roofing contractors to ensure high-quality roofing services.

For your hail roof damage repair needs, give GreenPoint Roofing a call. We are a licensed and insured Owens Corning & Malarkey roofing contractor with plenty of experience fixing hail-damaged roofs. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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