Finding the right roofer for your roof repairs can be one of the most daunting tasks. Many people are not informed of the guidelines they need to undertake while looking for the best roofers in Baltimore. Here are some of the most important factors to consider when reviewing, then choosing a company to do your roof repairs.
Firstly, consider the licensing and insurance of the roofer you are bringing on board. If you are reviewing advertisements of some local roofers, many claim to be professionals in the roofing field, yet they are not. They simply use the knowledge and skills acquired while working with actual roofing experts as helpers. It is extremely important to check with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission with the roofers who are licensed in the state, and carry the proper insurance.
Another important guideline to put in place is the experience of the roofing company. Carefully review the profiles of the company you are choosing for your roof repairs. For instance, look at the year the company was established, its major achievements in the field and the reviews from the clients about the company. As a matter of fact, it is ideal to work with the companies that are known for good reputation and have them public on reputable sites such as the Better Business Bureau of Baltimore, Angie’s List. These review sites generally allow postings both negative and positive with verification that the work and services were performed. You can also peruse the roofers’ website for customer reviews and testimonials. Although the majority of them will be positive about the roofer, it will give a credible insight as to the work ethic of the roofing company. If there are a lot of nice testimonials about the roofer, someone took the time to write about it.
Also check the roofers’ website for certifications and specialty training in roofing installations and various roofing systems. Most major companies like GAF authorize and offer training to local roofers to make sure that their products are installed correctly in order for warranties to be valid to a homeowner in case of “product defects or failure”. The last thing a homeowner wants is for an incorrectly installed roof to fail than have no recourse because the roof was not standard and installed by a unauthorized, poorly trained roofer. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to check on available warranties offered.
Lastly a homeowner should always consider the cost of doing a roof repair as opposed to the added value of a new roof and how it could impact the future saleability of the house. In summary it is advisable to research for a roofing company that charges reasonably affordable costs, is reliable, and accountable for the services delivered.
Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been in the roofing business since 1979 and has provided over 75,000 happy Maryland homeowners and businesses prompt courteous service starting from the time a customer picks up the phone to request an always free estimate to completion of the roofing project. Not only are they properly licensed with MHIC (MHIC #7485), they are insured, trained and certified to install various types of roofing systems from GAF, Certainteed and TAMKO. All offer warranties to the homeowner or business on materials but have limitations and exclusions that need to be discussed to make sure that the right roof and materials are being installed.
In addition, Phil DiBello Family roofing has received an A+ Rating from the Baltimore Better Bureau and a Super Service Award 2013 from Angies’ List. You can also read some of the reviews from these customers by visiting www.phildibelloroofing.com.
Phil DiBello Family Roofing also believes in making sure that when a customer calls for an estimate and inspection of their roof that they are dealing directly with an actual roofer and not a salesman.
“Customers do not want to deal with a pushy, often annoying roofing salesmen who are often looking for just commission instead of providing expert roofing advice and a proper estimate that makes sense” Said Phil Moskowitz, owner.
“We pride ourselves on making sure that our customers are satisfied not only with our roof work but with the entire process of buying a roof” he added.