If you thing all roofing companies are the same, you are wrong. Actually, they could not be more diverse! Residential roofers, commercial roofers, roofers certified to install certain products from certain manufacturers, reliable roofers in Dallas, con artists, insured, non-insured, local, national – and the list can go on.
Comparing several roofing companies is the best way to see which one is the best suited for your roofing project.
These are the basics to look for in any roofer: license provided by the state, insurance and credentials. If your list also includes roofing companies that do not meet these basic requirements, remove them.
Next, you should compare the remaining roofers according to the references you get from them, their reputation reflected by reviews from past customers, the estimates you get from each of them, as well as according to how you feel about your direct interaction (how well you communicate, how available the roofer is to respond to all your concerns etc.). A written estimate should detail every step of the project, as well as costs, payment options and other essential details that are going to be also included in the contract.
A roofing project can be very expensive, so it is in your best interest to protect your investment and take time to find the right specialist. Be smart, gather information, compare, compare, compare and make an informed decision in the end.