If your shoreline Connecticut home needs roof repairs, or if the roof is severely damaged or at the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced, it’s important to choose a roofing company carefully. Many businesses offer roof repair and replacement services, but some have limited amounts of experience, only specialize in certain types of repairs and materials, or perform work that doesn’t meet high standards.

Hire a Local Company

Some roofing companies and contractors operate in a large geographic area. Some roofers travel around after storms, offering their services to homeowners whose roofs were damaged. They may not offer warranties on their work. It can also be difficult to get a contractor who isn’t local to return to your home and make repairs if the initial installation isn’t handled correctly. You won’t have to worry about those issues if you hire a company based in Connecticut. 

Look for an Experienced Roofing Company

Hire a business with workers who have appropriate experience. Many companies can install asphalt shingles, but if you’re interested in another type of material, such as cedar or slate, there may be fewer roofers qualified for that type of work. That makes it all the more important to interview contractors and ask specific questions about their experience working with your type of roofing material so you can be sure that you’re hiring a company that’s up to the task.

Check References and Reviews from Recent Customers

Any roofing company can tell you that it’s qualified and promise to perform quality work, but you should seek feedback from people who have worked with a roofer and find out what they think. Ask each company for references from at least three recent customers and contact them to ask if they were satisfied with the quality of the work, the contractor’s responsiveness, the timeline, the team’s treatment of their property, and other issues. 

Online reviews can also be an excellent source of information. Any business that has been around for a while will have some negative reviews, but you should look for a pattern of negative comments. If several people have complained about the same thing, you may decide not to hire that company, especially if previous customers’ complaints are about a serious issue.

Request Quotes from a Few Contractors

Get estimates from at least three roofing contractors. Price should be just one of several considerations. A company’s qualifications and amount of experience may be more important than price since a business that gives you a lowball estimate may perform inferior work that may require repairs in the near future. 

Contact JS and R Roofing

If your house on the Connecticut shoreline needs to have the roof repaired or replaced, get in touch with JS and R Roofing. We have been serving residential and commercial customers across Connecticut for over 20 years. We take pride in the quality of our work and our commitment to customer service. Contact us today to request an inspection and estimate.