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  • Alex Lambert

How to Select a Roofing Contractor

Updated: Oct 15, 2023

Selecting a reputable roofing contractor is a critical decision for homeowners. Your roof is a vital component of your home, protecting you and your belongings from the elements. After all, if something’s wrong with the roof, you’ll find out pretty quickly- and surely will have some costly repairs to go along with it. To ensure a successful roofing project that provides quality workmanship and long-lasting results, it's essential to choose a reliable and experienced contractor. Here are some of our tried-and-true tips to help you determine the best contractor for your unique needs.

  1. Research and Credentials: Start by conducting thorough research on roofing contractors in your area. Look for contractors with a solid reputation and a history of satisfied customers. Check their credentials, including licenses, insurance coverage, and certifications. A reliable contractor should be properly licensed and insured to protect you from any liability in case of accidents or property damage. With proper licenses and comprehensive insurance coverage, Lambert Contracting prioritizes your protection and ensures a hassle-free roofing experience. Additionally, as a GAF-certified contractor, you can trust our commitment to excellence.

  2. Local Experience: Choose a roofing contractor with extensive experience in your local area. Because we’re local to the Capital Region, our team understands regional weather patterns, building codes, and common roofing challenges specific to your locality. By leveraging our expertise, we provide you with the most suitable materials and solutions, ensuring a roof that withstands the test of time and meets local regulations.

  3. References and Reviews: Ask the contractor for references from their previous customers. Additionally, read online reviews and ratings on trusted platforms to gain insights into the contractor's reputation. Lambert Contracting takes pride in our satisfied customers, who serve as references for our exceptional services, proven by our 5.0 average rating on Google.

  4. Written Estimates and Contracts: Transparency is paramount in the contracting process. Obtain written estimates from multiple contractors for your roofing project. The estimate should include details about the materials, labor costs, project timeline, and any additional charges or potential contingencies. Compare these estimates to understand the scope of the work and associated costs. We aim to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the project scope and associated expenses. Moreover, our written contracts outline all agreed-upon terms and conditions, safeguarding your interests throughout the project.

  5. Warranty and Guarantees: Inquire about the warranty and guarantees offered by the roofing contractor. A contractor who stands behind their work demonstrates their commitment to customer satisfaction and the quality of their services. Understand the terms and duration of the warranty and ensure that it is comprehensive enough to cover any potential issues that may arise after the completion of the project. With a 2-year workmanship warranty, we stand behind the quality of our work and address any potential issues promptly. Our 25-year algae stain warranty protects the appearance of your roof, while our lifetime warranty on shingles demonstrates our commitment to durability and customer satisfaction.

  6. Communication and Professionalism: A reliable contractor will be responsive and maintain open lines of communication throughout the project. Lambert Contracting prides itself on effective communication and unwavering professionalism. Our team is responsive and attentive, ensuring that your questions and concerns are addressed promptly. We prioritize active communication throughout the project, actively listening to your requirements and providing expert advice and recommendations. Clear communication and professionalism are key indicators of a contractor who values their customers and strives for the best.

Selecting a trustworthy roofing contractor is vital for the success and longevity of your roof. By following these tips, you can make an informed decision and choose a contractor who will deliver exceptional workmanship, use high-quality materials, and provide reliable service. Investing time and effort into selecting the right roofing contractor can ensure a smooth and satisfactory roofing project for your home. With our warranties and reputation built on precision, accuracy, and attention to detail, Lambert Contracting is the ideal choice for your roofing needs. Invest in the expertise and quality craftsmanship with our team, and enjoy a roofing experience that ensures the protection and beauty of your home for years to come.

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