BBB: Roofers remain on top amid COVID-19 pandemic

During this pandemic you may be considering doing some work around your house, or possibly fixing up your roof.

Consumers turn to the Better Business Bureau more than 17,000 times a day to research a roofing business. Roofing remains the number one viewed type of business profile at BBB, with almost 6 million searches for roofers last year.

But having to replace or repair your roof can be an overwhelming project, as it will take a long time and can be expensive.

The Better Business Bureau has some tips before you hire a roofer:

  • Always get at least 3 bids to ensure you’re getting a fair price
  • Never pay a substantial amount of money upfront
  • Never pay in full until the job is completed
  • Always make sure the company is properly licensed, insured, and bonded.
  • Make sure you get the details in writing: What exactly is the roofer going to do? Will they be doing spot repairs or replacing the whole roof? Will they be removing the old roof or covering it with the new roof?
  • Ask about clean-up and waste removal
  • Consider your gutters and landscaping: How will your roofer protect against damage or fix things after the job is done?
  • Plan for bad weather: Ask your roofer about what they will do to protect your home in the case of rain or bad weather.
  • Check your insurance coverage: If your project is for fixing damage, check your homeowner’s insurance to see if your project is covered and how you should proceed if it is.
  • Different contractors for different roofing systems: Roofing contractors may be certified to install specific types of roofs. You can check with the manufacturer to see if your contractor is certified for their system.
  • CHECK BBB.ORG BEFORE YOU HIRE A ROOFER OR ANYONE TO DO WORK ON YOUR HOME.

More tips: https://www.bbb.org/article/tips/14082-bbb-tip-roofing-contractors

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