6 Things To Look Out For When Choosing A Roofing Company

Roofing Contractor

Not all roofing companies are alike. Choosing a good roofing company can produce all sorts of worries and anxieties. Are they overcharging me? Are they telling me everything I need to know? Are the local roofers qualified and experienced enough? When you finally do choose a good roofing company, it’s important to have a checklist in mind to see if they are a good fit and if they can deliver the quality steel roof you need.


To help you make this vital decision, let’s go through 10 things to look out for when selecting a roofing contractor or roofing company: 


1. How long do they claim the steel or metal roofs will last?


One of the main concerns people have is: How long will a steel roof last? Many metal roofing companies will claim that their metal roofs last 20, 30 or even 50 years. Often there is a warranty attached to this claim that will provide you with repair, a refund or partial refund if your steel or metal roof is worn down too soon. If the metal roofing company you are considering does not have a warranty, that’s something to question. You want to choose a metal roofing company that is confident with the service and materials they’re delivering and that they will build you a roof that, ideally, will last 50+ years. When you invest in a metal or steel roof you are also buying a 50-year warranty. The roofs at ZimGroup LTD are made to last a lifetime and you won’t even need maintenance or repair costs along the way.


2. Is the company energy-conscious? 


Thinking about the carbon footprint and the amount of energy they use each day is something many companies are conscious of. Is the metal roofing contractor you’re choosing going to support the energy economics of your home? Many companies build their roofs to reflect heat and to insulate the home in both summer and winter months. Because of this your energy bill could be reduced after installing your roof. It may not be something you think about right away when choosing a metal roof company, but in the long run, it can save you money and it can help save the planet as well. 


3. What kind of installation process does the company go through? 


Every roofing company has a different installation process. Generally, you would want a process that is quick and thorough and you want to be sure that every part of the roof will be serviced including the chimney and eavestrough. ZimGroup LTD is a company that not only provides a thorough metal roof installation, but they make sure to keep you, the customer informed every step of the way. They even have a posted checklist to ensure that they are servicing your home as best as they can. Check to see if the metal roof company you select posts their installation process online and if so, look to see if they are providing all the roofing services you need. Good metal roofing companies will walk you through every step before the installation and afterward, an in-depth check should be done to make sure everything is in place.   


4. Are the designs functional?


When looking for a roofing contractor, it’s always good to make sure that the roofs are designed with functionality in mind. Are the metal roofs simply designed? Or do they have other functions such as reflecting heat, and does it eliminate ice dams and overloads of snow? It’s important to invest in well-designed metal or steel roofs because this will also add to the longevity and quality of your roof. ZimGroup LTD roofs are designed to be corrosion resistant and are protected by a hermetic sponge that blocks small particles and allows for proper airflow.


5. What kind of reputation has the roofing company garnered?


These days, it’s easy to look up reviews of virtually any company or service imaginable. Take advantage of Google reviews and Yelp reviews and see what people are saying about the metal roof contractor you are thinking of hiring. The last thing you want to happen is to hire a metal or steel roof company, only to later find out how many bad reviews it got from a review site or from a bad experience from a friend. It’s important to ask questions like: Do they have a good reputation amongst people in your city? Are their reviews positive and consistent? And how many reviews does the steel roof company have?


6.  What is the company’s customer service habits? 


First impressions are everything, and it can be pretty easy to tell right away if a metal or steel roof contractor will be hard or easy to deal with. Many steel roof contractors may be great at installing steel roofs, but may not be great at follow up maintenance and repair services. Be sure to investigate whether the local roofing companies in question will do a good job on both the installation and the customer service end of things. ZimGroup not only provides a custom metal, steel or sheet metal roof for every customer, but they also strive to guide, educate and work with their customers on an ongoing basis, even after the roof is installed. This ensures peace of mind for the customer and a seamless, positive customer service experience. 


After considering this basic checklist of things to look for in a steel roof contractor, you can feel more confident about contacting the steel roofing company you have chosen. Remember to gauge whether you think the steel roofing company is concerned with the same things you are concerned with and if they will take the time to listen to your needs. Investing in good quality roofing for steel, metal or a sheet metal roof is so important for the look as well as the functionality of your home in the long term. By choosing an expert residential roofing contractor, you won’t need to worry about maintaining your roof in 2 years, 10 years or even 50 years time. It’s worth it to do the research and to sift through those listings before you settle on a roofing company.