Tips On How to Choose a Roofing Contractor

At Parish Roofing Solutions, we want to make sure you feel confident in your hiring decision. That's why we recommend getting a second opinion and asking lots of questions!

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It’s always intimidating when you have to call a professional to do work for you, and you don’t have a good understanding of what they do or how they do it. How can you be sure that they are good at their jobs? How do you know they are being honest with you? Giving you a good price? Really fixing your problem? Hiring the right contractor can add years to the life of your roof, and a bad one can lead to potential damage to your home.  So how do you know how to choose a roofing contractor? It really comes down to education and research.

Get a Second Opinion

Sometimes when we’re hiring a specialist, it can feel like we shouldn’t question them. After all, they’ve spent years learning their trade, and they know what they’re talking about. There is some validity to that way of thinking, and ultimately, we’re paying them for their expertise.  But, at the same time, we should never just take someone’s word about how good they are. 


In Texas, there is no licensing required to become a roofing contractor. Anyone can start advertising themselves as roofers and be out the next day installing roofs all over town.  They don’t have to have any experience or training. 


So how do you find a reputable roofing contractor? You call around and get multiple opinions. You should always get at least 2-3 roofers to come to talk to you and tell you what you need. Even if a family member recommended someone, even if the contractor is a friend of yours, even if you’re planning to hire Parish Roofing Solutions! Always get multiple estimates and take time to talk to each contractor. That will give you a good idea of what you need, and if the person you’re talking to is the right one to hire.

Learn the Business

Don’t worry, I’m not saying you need to go back to school or take a job in roofing so you can learn enough to know who to hire. That’s not your job.  But when you’re deciding how to select a roofing contractor, it should be every roofer’s job to educate you on what it is they are planning to do and why you need to do it. And I’m not just talking about a general “oh, they’re going to take off my old roof and put on a new one.”  Contractors should be explaining exactly what they are doing and making sure you understand why.  After talking to them, you should know exactly what materials they’re going to use, the order that they’re going to install them, all of the little details.  


Why do you need to know all of this?  Isn’t the whole point of paying someone else to do the job that you don’t have to think or worry about it?  It may seem like overkill when you’re trying to decide how to pick a good roofing company to have them go over this much detail with you.  But there’s a secret here.  It’s less about making sure that you understand the roofing process and a lot more about making sure that the contractor does!


All contractors will have their own way of approaching your roofing needs and their own way of talking about the job they’ll do. But if they can’t explain to you what they’re going to do in a way that leaves you feeling confident that you understand what you’re paying for and why you need it, then something is wrong.  Anyone who really knows what they’re doing should be able to explain it to you. If they can’t, they either don’t understand it fully themselves, or they don’t want you to know too much, or they don’t want to waste time on you. Regardless, this is not someone you want to have working on your home!


At Parish Roofing Solutions, we know how hard it can be to choose a good roofing contractor, and we take pride in making sure that we educate you on every aspect of the work we’re going to do for you. We’re so confident in our skills and the work we do, that we want you to call other contractors and get other opinions. We’re confident that our years of experience and dedication to going the extra mile for our clients is what you’re looking for. So call or reach out today and we’ll come out to give you a FREE estimate and take time to talk to you about your specific needs.


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When you need roof repair in Plano, TX, Parish Roofing Solutions is the company to call! That’s because we know that roofing repair is more than just construction - it’s about protecting your home and family from the harsh power of the elements.

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Just because there is a problem with your roof does not mean that it needs to be replaced.

Replace

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storm Damage

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