Hiring professional roofing (and siding) contractors for your home improvement project requires careful vetting to ensure high-quality materials and expert workmanship. Follow these essential tips when evaluating roofing and siding installers.

Perform Thorough Research on Local Firms
Conduct online searches to identify reputable contractors serving your region. Check ratings on Google, Facebook, Yelp, and the Better Business Bureau. Ask neighbors for referrals to companies they trust. Look for long-term players with proven expertise.

Verify Licensing, Certifications, and Insurance
Choose companies with up-to-date licensing that carry liability insurance and workers’ compensation. Opt for those with manufacturer certifications from major brands like GAF that validate extensive training. This demonstrates their competency with the latest best practices.

Compare Warranties on Roofing and Siding
Reputable contractors will back their work and materials with solid warranties. Contrast coverage terms like length, transferability to new owners, limitations, claims processes, etc. Favor companies that offer robust, manufacturer-backed warranties for peace of mind.

Request and Scrutinize Project Quotes
Get quotes from at least three contractors that clearly outline the full scope of work and specifics, such as:

  • Type and quality grade of materials
  • Project timeline and phases
  • Removal and disposal of old materials
  • Flashing, ventilation, and seam details
  • Permits, fees, and warranty info
  • Price breakdown of labor and material costs

Doing so allows you to compare bids accurately.

Verify Licensing and Code Compliance
Confirm that contractors carry proper licensing in your state and municipality to perform the work legally. This helps ensure they follow permit procedures and meet zoning and building regulations through project inspections.

Check References and Past Project Examples
Vet shortlisted companies by calling previous customer references to ask about their experience and the quality of work delivered. Also, request photos of past projects like yours to examine their finished product.

Call 208-735-8425 for a free estimate from our professional, certified roofing and siding to specialists at Willow Exterior. With over 25 years of experience serving Twin Falls area homeowners, we have the expertise to fulfill your exterior remodeling needs. Check out our gallery to see the projects we’ve completed through the years.