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Your roofing system protects your home and family from extreme weather conditions, keeps them safe and comfortable, and contributes to the overall energy efficiency of your home. Whether it’s a simple repair job or a complete replacement project, it always pays to hire an experienced and established roofing contractor. Why? For starters, you can be confident of superior workmanship.

Part 2: A Roofer Who is Experienced and Established

When a contractor is both experienced and established, you can be sure that they’ll know how to best address any roofing problem. After all, they wouldn’t have lasted this long in the industry with mediocre products and poor installation skills. You can rest easy knowing they can deliver on their promises simply because they’ve been doing their job for many years. Let’s talk more about how this can help ensure the success of your roofing upgrade.

What It Means to Work With an Experienced Roofer

Roof repair can mean a variety of actual roofing tasks, from replacing a few damaged shingles to fixing the flashings and soffit. If you have hail damage from a recent storm, for instance, you’ll want to hire a contractor who has vast experience repairing hail-damaged roofs. You don’t want your roof to be their “guinea pig” project, do you? An experienced roofer will know exactly how and where to start with your project. The same can be said when it comes to roof replacement. Experienced roofers don’t have to think twice about the techniques necessary to ensure your upgrade’s success because they know the  process by heart.

How Can You Tell If a Roofing Company is Established?

Being established is also a huge factor you need to consider when screening candidates. One of the best ways to vet a roofer is to get recommendations from those you know and trust. If a neighbor or a close friend has had roofing work done recently, ask them who they hired and if they’re happy with the results. You can also do an internet search for the company’s website and look for reviews from previous clients. Just about every reputable contractor will have a page on their site dedicated to feedback and testimonials. You can also look for them on popular review sites like Yelp and Angie’s List.

Most importantly, be sure to ask for their physical business address and contact numbers, along with the aforementioned proof of insurance and certifications. If they’re legitimate, they won’t hesitate to provide these things for you.


A roofing contractor who offers high-quality products and strong warranties is always the best choice for your upgrade. Check out the last part of this blog series to learn more!