Trust the Triangle

March 16th, 2017

How to Pick a Roofing Contractor

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It’s the protector against all outside forces, flying animals, and whatever else might be trying to get into your cozy space. When it comes to maintaining the quality of that roof, it’s important to find a contractor that will work hard on the job and do it well, whatever the task at hand might be (from securing a few loose shingles or remodeling half of the roof after a tree falls).

Find a Roofing Contractor Who…


Has been in business for a while

An established company with a good track record for pleasing their customers is go-to. An older business will also have employees with more experience, and they’ll have better (perhaps more solid) connections and referrals.  

 Works locally

A contractor who lives and works in the same place will have a better understanding of the area and common problems that could occur. (Think hurricanes for southeastern Georgia.)

Has insurance

This one should be a no-brainer. Find a contractor with the proper registration, licensing, and liability insurance. If you want to double check their word, ask to see the certificates and give the insurance carriers a call.

Is a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and local Chamber of Commerce

This not only ties back into working locally but finding a contractor who is a member of these organizations also shows that they are established, which helps you avoid storm chasers and unreliable businesses/contractors. You can also check to see if they are a part of any industry-related associations (such as the National Roofing Contractors Association or the Roofing and Sheet Metal Contactors Association of Georgia).

Offers emergency service

Nature is uncontrollable, so find a company that offers emergency service for those random yet serious problems. Emergency service typically means that a contractor will come assess and try to repair major issues right away, even if outside of normal business hours.

Has the customer in mind during every step of the process

Don’t settle for a contractor who only wants to make money and doesn’t care how much it costs you to fix whatever the issue might be. Hire someone who understands what the problem is, knows how to fix it, and has multiple options for you to choose from.

Is a certified installer of the products they use

This distinction sets a contractor apart from the rest because the business must meet certain requirements to call themselves “certified.” These contractors must follow stricter installation guidelines, but they can also offer solid warranties for the products.

Provides the necessary details and paperwork for their customers.

Find a business who will explain every step of the process; communication is key. Find a contractor who will discuss the terms of payment beforehand and will allow you to assess their work before paying completely.

When all the searches point to RPI Roofing, it’s not a coincidence. We’re the premier roofing company in the Savannah and Richmond Hill areas for a reason.