How to Find a Colorado Springs Roofing Contractor
How To Find The Best Colorado Springs Roofing Specialists
If you need Colorado Springs roofing services, you can find some really good contractors, should you be willing to spend a little bit of time on research. This article is going to give you a few tips and ideas on finding the best Colorado Springs roofing specialists.
1. Filter by distance
When you look for service providers, it’s best to find someone as close to your home as possible. This will save you a lot of time and possibly money. The contractor needs to cover the costs of providing you various services, therefore the fuel costs and the time spent commuting will also be included in your invoice.
Moreover, your roof needs maintenance and regular inspections anyway, in order to detect any minor issues and fix them while they aren’t too expensive. These inspections must be done by specialists, as they know exactly what to look for, so they can detect a problem long before a layman would. By choosing a roofing contractor close to your home, you may even benefit from free periodical inspections. This is less probable if they have to drive a big distance to get to you.
2. Filter by services provided
If you need a specialist in a specific type of roofing or in a specific operation, you may want to consider narrowing the search area to companies that focus of those specific things you are interested in.
If all you need is gutters and downspouts fixing, you could choose a contractor that focuses on this type of jobs. You may save some money while enjoying highly qualified work. Obviously, if someone specializes in a small area of expertise, they do it over and over again, therefore five years of experience will be significantly more valuable to you than five years of general roofing experience other contractors may have.
3. BBB is a guarantee of high quality and professionalism
BBB is the accredited business directory where you can find various service providers in your area of residence. This directory is an excellent place to check because it publishes third party reviews for all businesses listed there. Moreover, in order to get listed, a company needs to follow some strict principles and rules which protect the consumer above everything else. The BBB accreditation is your guarantee the Colorado Springs roofing contractor you are going to hire is trustworthy and honest, a good professional and a follower of best practice principles in their area of expertise. Being listed in the BBB Roofing Contractors section is not that easy, therefore you can trust companies that are already on the list.
After you’ve got a list of 3-6 companies, you need to contact them all and ask for a price quotation for the job you need. When you do this, make sure you send all of them the complete documentation and the same instructions. You need to be able to perform a comparison after you get the quotes, so your briefing to those companies should be identical, so that you don’t see yourself in the situation of comparing pears with apples.
The final stage of choosing your roofing specialist is to get some references. Ask the contractor to provide you the contact details of some of their former customers. Call them and ask them everything you want to know. You could even consider paying them a visit to see with your own eyes the work done by the roofing specialists you want to hire. This will increase the odds of having an outstanding job done, within a reasonable amount of time and for a decent amount of money.
If you’re looking to find the best roofing company in Colorado Springs you’ve started at a good place. We’d like to say that we’re one of the roofing companies in Colorado Springs. If you need any roofing services we’d love to hear from you.
Check With Pikes Peak Regional Building Department
Ok, I can’t resist I’m going to have to share a coveted secret. I’d recommend that you do a little research online with Pikes Peak Regional Building Department to make sure that the roofing company in Colorado Springs that you’re considering has an active roofing license for this area. This will be a large problem if you find out after the roof is installed that your contractor doesn’t have a license. In conjunction with a license in El Paso County is the necessity for the roofing contractor to carry an up to date policy for worker’s compensation insurance and general liability insurance. You can peruse the building department’s website to learn all you need to know about the roofing contractor. You won’t be able to find a lot of this information anywhere else. One of the interesting items is that you’ll be able to see how many homes are roofed annually by a roofer. Maybe you’ll find this information important in making a decision. I personally think it’s important to work with a team thats able to stay busy year around. Everyone on that team stays sharp and is able to produce the highest caliber of work.
How Many of Your Roofs Failed Inspections?
The hidden item that most roofers wouldn’t encourage someone to research is how many roofs did that contractor pass and fail on their inspections that were performed by the building inspectors for Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. I think this can be a golden nugget for a homeowner. This is what you might call insider information. The truth is with a little research you’ll find that most roofing companies in Colorado Springs will have one or two roofs that fail the inspection. If the failure is due to a simple item that was overlooked that will be understandable. At Integrity Roofing and Painting we’ve on occasion missed a small roofing component that was remedied within minutes. However, we’ve heard some horror stories of local roofing contractors that hired out of town installers and they didn’t install ice and water shield or the nails properly on the entire roof. In these cases the entire roof had to be stripped. Please take a few minutes and research the contractor to see how many roofs had to be completely torn off and re-roofed due to lack of supervision. You may be surprised at what you’ll find. The number of contractors that hire out of town inexperienced installers is staggering.
There you have it. I hope these tips help you in selecting the best contractor in Colorado Springs.
Updates were made to this blog post on June 22, 2016.