6 Qualities to Look for in a Residential Roofing Company

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You cannot simply Google “roofing company” and expect to find the best option on the front page. Instead, you need to dive into each roofing company’s qualities to determine which is best suited for your needs while also making you feel comfortable.

If you are nervous about your roofing company results, then there are several qualities you should have looked over beforehand. You shouldn’t have to dig too deep to find these qualities in your local roofing company. Here at Golden City Remodeling, we ensure all this information is accessible to clients whenever possible.

1. Licensed and Insured

Golden City Remodeling is a licensed general B contractor through the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). Our company is also insured, and we can provide proof of insurance upon request. General commercial liability insurance and workers compensation are the most common types of policies you’ll find with contractors. 

It is critical to choose a roofing company that has the right documentation so you are protected. A contractor without a license means they don’t meet the local and state government requirements. As a result, the final product suffers, and your money is thrown away. When expressing interest in a roofing company, ask for these documents before you finalize a decision.

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2. Local Roofing Company

It is critical you support local businesses so the community can thrive. Some companies may be operating under a DBA or Doing Business As, which means they could be hiding where the company originates. You should dive further into the roofing company’s history and founding. The company may be owned by a larger corporation that has locations all over the United States. By selecting a local company, you’ll get a more personalized and satisfying experience.

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3. Price

Choosing the lowest price from a roofing company is not advised. Lower prices may be a sign of some serious red flags. Firstly, they could be cutting corners when it comes to materials. The saying, “you get what you pay for,” reigns true in the contracting business. Cheaper materials result in a lower quality product that doesn’t last as long. Plus, when it comes to a roof, you want it to last the rest of your lifetime.

Secondly, a lower price may reveal they are cutting corners in the procedure of installing the roof. Proper procedures must be followed to ensure a high-quality final product. If the wrong roofing company installs your roof without the right experience, you’ll experience leaks and a reduced home value. Protect yourself and your home by not always choosing the lowest price—especially when it comes to a roofing company.

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4. Process

You should never be in the dark about any part of your roofing project. The roofing company you choose should lay out the entire process for you. Here at Golden City Remodeling, we have project managers meet with clients to discuss details and answer questions. They meet with clients before, during, and after the process. You’ll know the estimated time the project will take, what the team will do and the materials used for the job. Our roofing services page lays out some of these details, but our project managers can give you further information.

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5. Past Work

A roofing company without a portfolio is unable to prove to you how good they really are. Their website should have a past work or portfolio page so you can look at similar projects. If not, ask the company if you can see their past work. Look at what they did with each home. Are the before and after pictures impressive? Knowing what your roofing company is capable of helps you feel more confident in a decision.

before and after roofing project

6. Reviews

Finally, look at what others are saying about the roofing company you’re interested in. Check review sites like Google Maps, Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, and Yelp. Look at bad reviews to see what problems clients had. By looking over the roofing company’s reputation, you’ll better understand their capabilities and what they have done in the past. You will also have more confidence in your decision with a company having five-star ratings across the board.

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A Quality Roofing Company

Golden City Remodeling happily provides any of the above information to clients or it is readily available online. Please contact us if you have questions regarding our insurance, roofing installation process, or any other aspect of our company. Our team is dedicated to providing 100% satisfaction for each client.

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