Choosing a Roofing Contractor

The Right Roofer for You is Within Reach


Parts of Ohio were recently hit with a devastating hail storm leaving homeowners and insurance companies scrambling for roofing quotes. Since many people have never had to choose a roofing contractor before, here are some things to consider if you find yourself in the market for a new roof or roof repair.

Referrals and Reviews
Most of us head straight to the internet to research products, services and companies before we use them, and you should do the same when looking for a Cincinnati roofing contractor. Ask for recommendations from friends and also check out Better Business Bureau ratings.

Manufacturer Designations
Only 2% of roofing contractors per market are recognized as Master Elite® Contractors. Since the contractors must be factory-certified and pass certain requirements, this is definitely a badge of honor and separates reputable contractors from those that travel to areas affected by storms looking to make a quick buck. Find a Master Elite® Contractor near you.

Safety First
A contractor’s employees and subcontractors should be insured and they should be able to provide their insurance certificate. Although most states require licensing, that doesn’t stop unlicensed contractors from trying to do work illegally.

What kind of warranty does the roofing contractor offer? Sometimes mistakes in workmanship don’t show up for months or even years. Will your contractor stand behind their work? For how long?

Know Your Deductible
If you are repairing your roof through an insurance claim, know what your deductible is and know that it’s your responsibility to pay it. The deductible should be reflected in the quote provided by the contractor. Be wary of roofing contractors that tell you otherwise.

Material Choices
What sort of choices does your contractor offer? You should be able to choose from a variety of styles, colors and materials for your new roof. Even if you weren’t planning to upgrade your roof, if your home was damaged in a storm, this could be a great time to change it up by selecting a new roof look that matches your unique style.

Handle Your Claim
If you are claiming damage to your roof with your insurance company, be wary of contractors who offer to act on your behalf with your insurance company. The homeowner should be dealing directly with the insurance company.

No Pressure
Be wary of roofing contractors that pressure you to sign a contract before receiving an estimate. Especially on an insurance claim, the homeowner, insurance adjuster and roofing contractor should inspect the roof thoroughly to be sure all damage is repaired.

If you are looking for a Cincinnati roofing contractor, IC Roofing has been providing consistent, outstanding workmanship since 2009. Contact us today at (513) 372-5393 for your free estimate.