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When your roof is in need of repair or full-on replacement, you can search high and low looking for a good roofer. Thomas Roofing knows better than anyone that there are countless choices for roofers in the area, but we want you to make the right decision for you and your home.
You may find a roofer who works as an individual, either full time or part time. You may feel like you’ve struck gold when you find someone willing to do your roof repair or replacement. Oftentimes, these people charge less and can start immediately, making it seem like going this route is a win-win situation.
However, we’d like to warn you about the pitfalls of hiring just anyone to handle your roofing project versus hiring a professional!
- Quality of work.
Not to say an individual can’t do high-quality work, but, typically, a well-established roofing company is going to be more experienced and provide a higher level of service because they do this type of work day in and day out. Someone who just does roofing as a side job may not keep their skills as sharp or stay on top of the newest methods and materials in the Arizona roofing market.
A company may charge more than an individual contractor in some cases, but not always. Professional roofing companies can get better prices on materials because we buy them in bulk. Also, you have to think about the long run…faulty installation can cause your roof to wear out sooner, meaning that you’ll pay a lot more – in the form of a brand new roof – much sooner than you would if a pro installed it the first time.
A roofing company should have insurance that covers any damages to your property or injuries to you or your family while they are working on your home or business. They should also keep workers’ compensation insurance to take care of their employees. This protects the employees and builds good faith between all parties involved. An individual will not likely be able to afford the insurance that is necessary for running a full-time operation.
- Warranties and guarantees.
When you work with a licensed professional, you can be sure that your work will be covered by the manufacturer’s warranties, and all the work will be 100% guaranteed. This is what really sets the two choices apart. There’s nothing worse than having the work done only to find that it was done wrong. Worst case scenario, you could end up replacing the whole roof – again – and have to pay for it out of pocket twice.
When you’re in the market for a great roofer, your best bet is to go with a reputable company that you know you can depend on. Thomas Roofing has seen many people get burned trying to save a little time and money by hiring someone who says they can roof a home or business quickly. In the end, it really isn’t worth the risk!