How to Find the Right Roofing Contractor | Foster Roofing

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The roofing contractor you select goes a long way in determining the quality of the protective barrier separating you and your loved ones from mother nature’s wrath.  Even if a high-quality roofing company costs are comparably more, the step up in quality of service, materials and craftsmanship is worth the money.  Let’s take a closer look at how to select the best roofing contractor in Northwest Arkansas!

Focus on Quality of Work Over Price

Price certainly matters yet it should not be the sole determinant of the roofing company you select.  When in doubt, err on the side of paying more for higher quality service than less for service of inferior quality.  Consider the roofing company’s track record of success, number of satisfied customers, quality of materials and other issues in regard to quality rather than strictly focusing on price.

Price should only be a driving force when your decision comes down to a choice between two roofing contractors that have a similar proven track record.  The bottom line is you can’t put a price tag on your peace of mind

The Best Roofing Company’s Provide all the Details in Writing

You need and deserve a written contract for your roofing project.  This contract should detail the specific work to be done, the timeline for completion, its cost and other pertinent details.  Each important piece of information should be included in a written contract signed by yourself as well as the roofer.

If the roofer does not want to prepare or sign such a document, move on to the next candidate.  Furthermore, if the roofing contractor does not want to include a section that details liability and safety procedures, do not give him or her your business.  The contract should include these details as well as other seemingly subtleties such as clean-up requirements and methods.

Perform Your Due Diligence

Identify a minimum of three qualified roofing specialists.  Investigate each of these roofers in-depth before making a decision.  Search Google for each roofing company to check out their website, contact information, reviews, Better Business Bureau rating, etc.  Check to ensure each is insured and licensed.  In fact, it is even in your interest to reach out to your local chamber of commerce to ensure the roofer you have in mind does not have any red flags.

Check out the Reviews

Though you cannot trust every single online review directory for information regarding local roofers, you should at least take a look at the reviews before making a decision.

Embrace the Opportunity to Meet the Roofing Contractors

Those who genuinely want to avoid roofing problems down the line look forward to the opportunity to meet prospective roofers.  Narrow down the field of prospective roofers to a couple and meet with representatives from each.  Give the roofing company an opportunity to check out your current roof and get a sense of what the job will be like.  Listen closely to the roofing contractor, consider his or her demeanor, gauge his/her sense of professionalism and passion for roofing.  This is your opportunity to ask questions, pose concerns and pick the roofer’s brain.

Contact References

Though reaching out to current and former customers of the roofing company you have in mind will chew up your energy and time, it is worth the effort.  Find out whether current and prior clients are pleased with the roofer’s quality of work.  Get a sense as to whether these customers are likely to rely on the roofer for future projects or go with someone else.  This is your opportunity to get a sense of what it is like to be reliant on the roofer for repairs, installation, maintenance, etc. so pay close attention to each reference’s feedback.

Always Choose a Local Roof

The roofing company you select should be local.  Local roofing contractors operate in your area and have a well-established roofing business that community members revere.  After all, the last thing you want is for the roofer you select to go out of business, move, or vanish into thin air, leaving you with an inferior roof and a gigantic repair/replacement bill down the line.

Foster Roofing is at Your Service

If you live in Northwest Arkansas and need roofing service, reach out to us today at (479) 751-2300.  Those who live in River Valley can reach us by dialing (479) 308-0413.  You can also reach us online by filling out our convenient web-based contact form.


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