Florida Southern Roofing Blog
When it comes time to choose a residential roofing contractor, you have to take several factors into consideration.
The roof of your home is a very important part of your home and the structure of your roof affects the entire integrity of your home. Your roof protects your most valuable assets and requires a residential roofing contractor that you can trust. Buying a new roof or repairing your roof are both important and costly investments. Before spending money take your time to evaluate roofing contractors in your area. You should insist on a professional roofing contractor that is reputable. Below is a few tips to help you choose a residential roofing contractor that will not only get the job done, but will get the job done right.
You should spend some time doing research on local roofing contractors in your area. Search for online roofing reviews, ask your neighbours who they recommend, and check with the better business bureau. You should be leary of a roofing contractor that doesn’t have customer testimonials. When you come across bad or negative reviews be sure to give the roofing contractor the benefit of the doubt and READ. Some customers may be unhappy about something not pertaining to the work the contractor performed and could leave negative review due to this.
While there are plenty of great Florida roofing contractors, you should always try to remain local to where your home is located. Check for a contractor that isn’t just operating locally at this time but has a permanent place of business in the area. The last thing you want is a company that operates elsewhere or that just vanishes after installing your roof and when the roof starts leaking they’re nowhere to be found.
Insist on Licensing and Insurance
Never hire an unlicensed roofing contractor. You must insist when you choose a residential roofing contractor that the roofer is fully licensed and insured. An unlicensed contractor can mess up your roof or cause structural damage to your home with no repercussion and you will end up footing the bill. Same goes for insurance! Make sure the residential roofing contractor that you choose has worker’s compensation and liability insurance. If a worker gets hurt while working on your roof, the contractor should have insurance to cover this.
Remember that price isn’t everything
Roofing work is not like buying a new shirt or even a car. Never choose a roofing company based on the price. Any reputable roofing contractor with overhead and proper insurance has to establish pricing to cover these costs. Low and cheap bids drive down the market. Just like they say “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is”. Roofing work is unfortunately a costly investment but when done right, a new roofing system installed by a quality contractor can last a lifetime. Shop around for different prices and options, but realize that the neighbour who roofs on the side or the guys operating out of a pickup truck will always do it cheaper – but you get what you pay for!
Always do your homework when it’s time to choose a residential roofing contractor for your next roofing project. Whether you’re installing a new roof, making a simple or complex roof repair, or needing a roof maintenance plan you should always look for the roofing contractor you can trust.
Contact Florida Southern Roofing today for a free no obligation roofing estimate! We would love to come show you why we are the Sarasota roofing contractor you can trust!
For most people, the roof is an afterthought — that is until it starts to leak. Only then we realize how critical that part of our home’s exterior really is. Besides keeping the home dry, the roof contributes greatly to the look of the house. When choosing roofing material, it may pay to consider all of the options. In Florida especially, Shingle Roofs are the most common type of roofs we here at Florida Southern Roofing install. Shingle Roofs are popular for the budget conscious and can really look great, and protect well when quality materials are installed by a licensed roofing contractor. While there is many roofing types, slate, composite, metal, clay tile, wood shakes, and many many more, today we are going to focus on shingle roofs and what you should know about replacing yours.
Ricky Hall has been exceptional in helping me get my problem resolved. There is not enough space to post here about how grateful I am for all the help Ricky has provided. I have more work to be done and I will call FL Southern Roofing.
- Ladonna H
The crew was professional and efficient. They arrived on time, completed the job on schedule, and cleaned up the work site after completion. Highly recommend. Thank you, Mrs. K.J.M.
They responded quickly to every email and call from me, before and after the roof work; were very clear about pricing; and followed through on every detail. Most important, Florida Southern fixed and guaranteed my complicated, 1926 leaking roof! My experience was very positive.
- Susan H
The repair crew was very professional, knowledgeable, and completed the work on schedule. The service from this company, both field and office, is top notch and I would highly recommend them for your roof repairs.
- Barry N
Honest and fair with all roof deck repairs. Thank You to the metal crew and John for a GREAT job and a special thank you to Mike Clark who went above and beyond to make this a wonderful experience.
- Frank and Carole R
We are extremely satisfied with the work that Dustin and his team did at Tropical Beach Resorts. Everyone was professional and worked diligently. They finished the job in half the time that we had expected. That's a big deal for us because the faster the job gets done the faster we can open up the rooms to guests.
- Andrew R.
Very pleased! Good attention to detail. Will definitely recommended your company.
Outstanding from start to finish. They even helped me to get my veterans discount based on the materials I selected. Very prompt, polite and held to the schedule they committed to. Would highly recommend.
Excellent work and good service. Thanks for your efforts. We need you to return and meet with Sergey Danilovets our renovation contractor as we need your help sealing a roof leak At the joint between the house and the lanai roof. Please call us at 203-904-3765.
Over all I had an excellent experience with my roof. There was an issue with the clean up of the job. But this was resolved quickly and professionaly, For me. I love my roof, it looks great! I would ceretainly recommend your Company to my friends and colleges. Thanks for a job well done.
This is the second time I have used them to reroof my house. It was done in a very timely and efficient manner. I would recommend this company to anyone.
We must say that the work was completed in an excellent and professional manner. We highly recommend Florida Southern Roofing to anyone who needs a new roof or other roofing repairs.
- Irving W
I was impressed with every aspect of consultation. I have never experienced a more professional and reliable company to deal with. As a disabled veteran, I wholeheartedly recommend Florida Southern Roofing to anyone considering roofing work. Ooohrah!
- Chris J
They were very responsive to our concerns and needs, and acted very professionally to satisfy them. We would gladly refer FSR to our friends, neighbors or anyone else looking for a new roof.
- John T