Are you in need of a new roof but don’t know where to start? Reroofing a home is a huge investment; not only do you have to decide on the best roofing material but it is also a job that must be handled by someone knowledgeable and trustworthy.

Eagle concrete roof tiles are made to stand the test of time thanks to their unrivaled durability and strength. However, the right installation methods must be used so that you can have the peace of mind of a longstanding, beautiful roof. To help you through this process, we’ve collected the following tips to protect your investment by hiring the right roofing contractor.

Research and Referrals

The first step before you decide on a tile color or silhouette is to research all your options to guarantee you have a clear understanding of what to expect.

To learn more about our products and equip yourself with the right information, lean on the resources featured on our website to ensure you have a strong foundation to fall back on when talking with contractors and avoid potential surprises.

Next, leverage your circle of friends, family, neighbors and coworkers for contractor recommendations. Not only will this guarantee an honest answer, but it will also provide you with a glimpse into the quality of service that can be expected.

On the other hand, there are a plethora of online resources to guide your search. For instance, your local Better Business Bureau will house recent complaints from unhappy customers, while reliable review platforms like Angie’s List will help you connect with roofers in your area.

Interviews and Bidding

Now that you’ve narrowed down the list of contractors you are considering, the interview process can begin. Meeting face-to-face with your potential roofer is critical when building trust and transparency. As the expert in their craft, your future roofer should be enthusiastic about the project and offer solutions to potential obstacles. In addition, because no two roofing products are alike, if you are reroofing your home with concrete roof tile, it is important to ask if the company has experience installing tile roofs and if so, get an idea of how many they have completed in the past.

Once you feel comfortable with your top choices, you may request pricing estimates and bids. It is important to remember that low bids are an indicator of poor-quality materials. For this reason, you should request additional reasoning to justify the bid you were presented.

Licensed, Bonded and Insured

It is incredibly important that your roofing company is licensed, bonded and insured. Most states have laws against conducting roofing jobs without a valid license. Protect yourself by asking about insurance, liability and workers’ compensation. Failure to comply with this could result in personal injury, property damage, and other risks that you could be held liable for.

Avoid Scams and Fraud

Like any major investment, ensuring that you are not falling victim to a potential scam or fraud is important.

First, ask your roofing contractor about their business history including a list of past projects, so you can see how the roof is holding up and judge the quality of the work. If you are hiring a local business that relies on referrals when securing jobs, be sure they are working out of a stable office location rather than listing P.O. Box addresses as part of their contact information.

Once you’ve made certain that you hired the right roofing contractor, get your guarantees, completion dates, and job details in writing. If something is missing or if there’s a problem with the material, you’ll want to have a written guarantee that the roofing contractor will be responsible for correcting the issue.

While it may seem like a lot of work to carefully evaluate your roofing contractor, you owe it to yourself, your household and your roofing investment to ensure the repair or replacement you pay for results in a leak-free and long-lasting protection for your home.

Contact Your Local Eagle Account Representative

All in all, Eagle Account Representatives are located across the United States to provide regional guidance and perspective when working with concrete roof tiles.

Contact your local Eagle professional for product information and industry expertise that will certainly provide ease of mind regardless of what roofing contractor you opt for.

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