Headaches Grow for Homeowners as Number of Roofers Increase

How much do you know about roofing? And if you were to hire a contractor tomorrow to put a new roof on your home, how much would you know about what to ask and what to answer? According to a recent article from Colorado Springs Gazette, that’s part of the reason that so many homeowners have experienced trouble with their roofing projects in the wake of this year’s winter storms that battered the country. “Many consumers buy roofing as a commodity; they take the lowest number,” said Jim Pepper, Regional Building’s chief inspector. “I think an awful lot of people, their naïveté in buying a roof is getting them in trouble.”
Take a look below at a few helpful tips to consider when hiring a roofing contractor in the future.

From CSG:
• Look for established, licensed and bonded roofers — a company with a track record that offers references and a list of completed projects. Call past clients to find out if they were satisfied. Get more than one roofing estimate.
• Don’t feel pressured to hire a roofer right away; most homeowner insurance policies allow a full year to make a claim after damage, and a hail-damaged roof is unlikely to leak in the short term.
• In the Colorado Springs area, check with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado to see if the company has been accredited and whether there have been complaints. The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department can tell you if a roofer is licensed.
Visit the Colorado Springs Gazette to view more roofing tips. Contact Bordner to find out more about how we can help with your next roofing project.
Photo Credit: Roofing Contractors London

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