North American houses have 75% asphalt shingles. They are more susceptible to wind damage and need to be replaced. You will likely need to hire a roofer to repair your roof. There are many roofers out there, so how do you choose which one to hire?


Before hiring a roofer, it is a good idea to check directories, HOAs, and reviews. It is not a good idea to hire a contractor who will fix a roof quickly. A professional roofer with years of experience is more cost-effective. When you are ready to hire a roofing contractor, there are two options: independent contractors and roofing businesses. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Compare bids to find the best deal. Verify references and reviews of roofers before you sign any contract.


Because you can be sure you are getting quality, the roofing business is better. Although independents are cheaper, you don’t always know what quality you will get. Roofers are more likely complete major projects faster, offer discounts and free consultations, and can deal with a wider range of materials. Each stage of a project will have a different contact person.


Before you decide on the right roofing contractor for you, get quotes from several different contractors. The contractor with the best pricing and availability may be your choice. Or you could choose the more reasonable, middle-of-the-road quote. If you have the funds, you can choose the roofer who offers the best price and has twenty years of experience in installing the type of roof you want. No matter what bid you accept, ensure that the roofer is licensed and insured.

No professional qualifications are required to work as a roofer. To get into this job, you can take an apprenticeship, college course, or on-the-job training. You should look for a letter of recommendation or a degree from reputable roofing companies. They will always be able to tell you if a roofer has been a good worker and how they performed. You will find a good roofer who is able to show his worth. Do not give up if they are struggling.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF, and an achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.