Shopping for a Metal Roofing Contractor
What to Ask Before Hiring
Putting a new metal roof on your home is a big commitment. It is something that you will have on your house for the rest of your life, and it’s going to cost quite a bit of money. It makes sense to research it a lot before you jump into the investment.
But for most people, they’re not in the construction industry. So what should you look for when you’re shopping for a metal roofing contractor? Here are some pointers on what to ask, what to look for, and who to hire. Hint: hire Beartooth Metal Roofing based in Billings, MT.
Researching Metal Roofing Contractors
Start with people you know. Likely you know someone that has had their roof replaced at some point in their life. Ask around with the people that you trust to get a baseline of contractors you should call.
If you don’t have any leads on a good contractor, which you do since you’re on our site, then it’s time to hop online and research. But keep in mind that you can’t believe everything you read on the internet; so look for these three things:
Testimonials – If possible find the previous client and see if they’re happy with the work.
Reviews – Facebook, Google, and Yelp are great places to start. Keep in mind that reviews can be skewed by disgruntled people (they may not have even been clients).
Pictures – Lots of pictures of work, works in progress, previous work, and more. You want to see the finished product before you buy.
After vetting the contractors, make sure you choose only local metal roofing companies. Not only will you be able to track them down if there are problems, but you will also keep your money in the community.
Getting Quotes on Your New Metal Roof
If they’re doing their job right, all quotes will come in roughly the same. Be skeptical of large outliers. For example, a company that is vastly cheaper than another might be using a lower quality metal.
But don’t mistake a higher price for a better roof. Every contractor brings something different to the table, and often those that have better skills with metal will charge a little more. The result is that you get a metal roof on your Billings home that looks far better than anyone else’s metal roof.
Get Details in Writing
When you decide with metal roofing contractor to go with, make sure you get all of the details in writing (in the contract). That includes when they will get started on the job, when it is expected to be finished. The cost of the job (barring add-ons, change orders, and the like), and even details such as where they should park their vehicles (especially if you have a flower garden you would prefer in the un-trampled state) should also be included. Of course you want the payment schedule and warranties in there as well.
Some contracts may be lengthy, others shorter; some in legalese, some in plain English. If you’re having trouble understanding the contract, have an attorney review it.
Beartooth Metal Roofing is Your Metal Roofing Contractor
Here at Beartooth Metal Roofing we would never put a roof on someone’s house that we wouldn’t put on our own. That means we won’t charge more than necessary. We won’t cut any corners. And we won’t leave you high and dry. If we wouldn’t do that kind of craftsmanship on our own home, it won’t go on your home.