A paramount advice when installing, repairing, or replacing your roof: HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. Never do it yourself (unless of course you are a trained roofing contractor) and never enlist a roofing service without doing your research.
Professional roofing contractors actually save you precious time and effort because they have the training and the experience to be efficient in their work.
A quick search on the internet will return hundreds of company names that offer roofing services in your area, in this case, Birmingham, Alabama. Some things that you need to keep in mind when searching for a roofing contractor Birmingham are the following:
The contractor must hold a license from your city or state (licensing requirements vary by state). You may ask for the license number and check with your local licensing office if this contractor has had violations. Most of the contractors do not possess the license needed or have no qualifications so this is one of the things to confirm.
The company must be able to protect you when an accident happens to you, your home, or to the workers during the execution of the service. If a worker gets injured on the job, it is the company’s responsibility to compensate him/her. When the roofers cause damage to your home during installation,repair, or replacement, the company must compensate you for the damage.
Companies must give you a satisfaction-guaranteed experience. Check if the contract offers a money-back guarantee or warranty for the service. A typical roof warranty is for one year, but some give longer warranties. There may be separate warranties for the materials and the labor.
Personal recommendations are always the best. Ask your friends who has already tried a particular roofing contractor, visit sites where the contractor has worked previously, and note which contractors are always working around your neighborhood. If all these are not feasible, search online for independent reviews.
Take note of the roofing contractors’ Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation. BBB has been helping consumers in their decisions for more than 100years. Here are BBB’s accredited roofing contractors in Birmingham, AL that received a 5-star rating based on customer reviews and a BBB rating of A+:
Hinkle Roofing Products, Inc. (639 1st Court North )
Cardinal Roofing & Restoration, LLC (608 University Blvd .)
Alabama Discount Roofing, LLC (629 Woodbrook Rd.)
American Roofing & Construction, LLC (101 Moretti Cir Apt 102)
Two other BBB accredited roofing contractors in Birmingham, AL are:
U.S. Shingle Roofing Birmingham AL (205 20th St N STE 414)
Sanchez Construction Group (2802 Potts Hollow Rd.)