By Jordan Edwards, JA Edwards of America
Find out all the right questions to ask your roofing company to ensure a positive experience for such a big investment.
You can’t drive it. You can’t wear it. A new roof doesn’t seem like much fun. However, protecting and improving your biggest investment is important. Most people only deal with replacing a roof once or twice in a lifetime, so choosing the right company for the job is a big decision.
With an average of 233 sunny days each year, Central Florida homes are susceptible to sun damage, hurricane and storm damage as well as normal wear and tear. When choosing a company to provide your new roof, here are some other things you may find helpful.
Ask if your roofer is licensed, certified and insured to cover the basics. Then, go even further to find out if you will have a dedicated project manager to help guide you through the process. This will ease the burden of stress on you during the project.
Managing a sizeable renovation like your roof requires specialized knowledge and experience. Ask if your potential roofer undergoes annual training and has updated their education when it comes to new building codes, processes and products available.
You may also want to know how many years they have been in business and how much experience they have working with insurance companies. Don’t let an inexperienced roofing company cost you time and money.
How involved in the community is your roofer? You’re making an investment into your home; a quality roofing company will make an investment into their community as well. You’re trusting your home to them, so make sure your trust is placed with a company that has community ties.
The final step in selecting the right roofer is do you like them? Were they personable? Were they knowledgeable? Most importantly, can you see yourself being comfortable working with them?
While selecting a roofer may seem like a transactional deal, feeling good about who you are working with is important too. A properly installed roof will protect your home, your family and your investment, so choose wisely.
Jordan Edwards has been roofing in the Orlando area for almost 15 years. He is the Official Builder of Winter Park High School and a sponsor of the UCF Knights, Cure Bowl, The C.A.R.E Foundation and many others. JA Edwards of America is a certified roofing contractor, a certified general contractor that offers roofing, solar panels, gutters, siding and windows. Visit www.JAEofAmerica.com for more information.