Trusted Roofers Possess Credentials
There are some misleading companies out there who might not be as credible as they might have you believe. It’s important to do your research before hiring a roofing contractor to make sure they are trained and skilled enough to protect your home.
Getting Overwhelmed by Options
A simple search for a roofing contractor in Oahu might leave you feeling overwhelmed. It’s important to be patient when starting in the research process. There are plenty of great companies in Hawaii, and asking the right questions will help you determine which is right for you.
Basic Research on Roofing Contractors
Always ask your contractor for proof of their license and license number. Be sure to check out their website, and give their company name a quick search on the Better Business Bureau website to see their ratings and reviews.
One great way to narrow down your choice of contractors is to check out their previous work. Respectable roofers will be able to offer up previous work examples, experience, and testimonials about their work.
Make sure to learn more about zoning and roofing requirements for your structure or home, and be sure to confirm that your contractor is familiar with them. Always be sure to ask what warranties, policies, and insurance are available to you. Reputable contractors will offer up all this information easily and readily.
Individual Constraints to Consider
Some contractors are booked out multiple months in advance, have specializations, or offer different warranties and additional services. For example, some roofers also work on gutters, while others may have experience with more specialized materials such as metal.
SKYTA is the only licensed roofing and solar panel contractor in Hawaii, so if you plan to go solar, our company is a great option. The type of roof, timeframe, and unique needs of your project will help to determine the best contractor for your project.
When is the Best Time to Start Researching?
As with most things, the sooner the better! Planning ahead and calling companies as early as you can is important. Researching early can help you plan on costs such as shipping and ordering materials, budgeting for time and expenses, and planning around inclement weather seasons.
Particularly on an island, planning can help to avoid expensive delays and supply chain challenges. Whether you’re considering a roofing project in 6 months or 6 years, it’s never too early to start learning more about your options.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
Reputable roofing companies are always willing to answer any questions and concerns each person might have. A roof installation is a huge investment, and finding a contractor who will answer all of your questions and engage with you is integral to a positive experience.
Have more questions about roofing? Reach out to someone in our experienced roofing team with your questions today to find out more.