Selecting a Orlando roofing company for the roofing issue you are facing can be a daunting task. Orlando being a small town, you may not find the most suitable contractor locally, but there are numerous great roofers in the area that service the town – here is how to find the company that suits your requirements.
Types of Roofing Services
Most roofers provide five types of services: scheduled and emergency repairs, installation, partial and complete roof replacement, roof maintenance and repairs. Most roofers specialize in certain types of roofs (residential, commercial or industrial) or certain materials – some handle only tile roofs, others work only with metal, but there are companies that work with larger crews and are able to handle many different roof types and materials.
Going Online and Asking Around
The internet is undoubtedly one of the most valuable sources of information when it comes to finding services. Most roofing companies inside and outside Orlando have their own websites, so all you need to do in order to find them is to carry out a simple research with the help of your browser. The company websites usually provide details about the services provided, the area served, the materials and types of roofs they handle, the certificates and qualifications carried by the company as well as contact details. You can obtain even more information about local roofing companies by checking out forums and review websites where people share their opinions and their experiences with roofers.
Word of mouth is another great way to find out about roofing companies that can help you – just ask around among friends, family members and coworkers, you will be surprised how many of them have experiences with roofers.
Get into Contact with the Roofers
When you have a list with at least three or four roofers that seem to meet your requirements, you can start contacting them one by one. Tell them about the roofing issue or the project and it is a good idea to invite them to your property to show them the roof or the construction – that way the cost estimate that they provide will be more detailed and more accurate. Collect cost estimates from each Orlando roofing company on your list and compare the quotes based not only on overall price, but also based on the services included. Contact the roofer that you find the best and put down all the details of the project in a written contract – make sure you agree upon the price, the terms and conditions of payment, the project deadlines, the warranties, the materials to be used and every other detail you consider to be important.
There are cases, though, when the nature of the roofing issue does not permit lengthy negotiations – if your roof has been taken off by a storm, you need the quickest possible solution. If you are in such an emergency situation, ask the roofer to provide a temporary solution such as covering the roof in foil to prevent further damage, then obtain at least a written cost estimate about the repairs to be done.