There is a life expectancy for everything and sooner or later things come to an end, this is also true for the roof on your house. The materials that were used for residential roofing some 20 or 30 years ago is very different that modern materials in use today and if your roof is approaching that age there is a very good chance it needs to be replaced. When you reach this pint the most important thing is to locate a roofer in Aurora IL that has the skills and the reputation backed up by many years in the business. Now comes the big question; “how to find this contractor?”
Although replacing your roof is not something that is done frequently it is not as difficult to find a high quality roofing company as you might think, with a little time and common sense you will be successful; here are a few tips that might help.
* Once you create a list of names the next place to stop is the local office of the BBB, the Better Business Bureau. Although the BBB will not suggest roofers they are in a position to tell you how the company responds in the event a complaint is lodged against them. The positive repose to a complaint is one mark of a good company; it shows they care for their hard fought for reputation in the area.
* There usually is a significant number of roofing companies listed in the local Yellow Pages and on the internet. The biggest, boldest ad in the Yellow Pages is not necessarily the mark of the best company; you want to be looking for information on how many years they have been serving the community, what are their areas of expertise, any information on payment plans they might offer and importantly, will a representative come to your home and provide you with a free, no obligation quotation?
* Actually, other contractors can be a valuable source of information. Building a house takes many trades and often these building professionals are well aware of each other and the way they are seen in the community. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find a carpenter who doesn’t know a good roofer in Aurora IL. Another excellent source for names is at local builder’s supply stores, many of the best contractors are well known as customers and often the counter employees can give you the names of reputable roofers.
Having used these resources, ask the short listed candidates for a few names that you can call as references. You might want to ask for the names of customers from a few years back as they have the added value of being able to speak of the quality of the material and installation.
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