Our team of roofing contractors brings an extensive experience working with residential & commercial space in Southern Indiana. Throughout the years we’ve witnessed many re-occurring mistakes home owners and commercial property owners make when choosing a roofing contractor for their roof replacement or new roof installation. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 most common mistake property owners make when hiring a local roofer.

Mistake #1: Not researching the roofing company and its reviews online before doing business.

As a property owner, you want to ensure you’re working with a reputable roofing company that has very good ratings on multiple websites such as BBB, Google, Facebook, Yelp and anything in between! The lack of either of these should be a red flag regardless how many year the roofing contractor has been in business. In just 2 years, Cornerstone Roofing has become one of the fastest growing roofing companies in town, due to our reputation and customer service.

Read: 5 Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor

Mistake #2: Not working with an actual roofing company.

While a handyman or a Craigslist “roofer” may be able to solve your roof leak, in most cases, these individuals may not have the right experience in working with your roof. If your roof has a manufacturer warranty, you want to ensure the roofing contractor working on your roof will not void your warranty, and help you determine the actual problems you roof may have. A quick leak fix or “band aid” style roof repairs lead to bigger problems down the line.

Mistake #3: Not working with a licensed roofing contractor.

A licensed roofing contractor proves they are serious about being in business, and want to be in compliance with local regulations. Working with a licensed roofing contractor means they have taken the required training and pass several tests before receiving a license. This is a proof of good standing and verifiable approval by an institution that is local to you. If the roofer you’re about to hire does not openly show their license number or provides a different name and number than the person leading your roof repair/replacement, you should be careful about doing business with them. This matters because if you need to file a complaint or dispute with regulatory agencies, you won’t have much luck.

Mistake #4: Not working with an Insured Roofing Company.

Working with an insured roofing company means you’re protected in case anything happens while work is getting done on your property. This releases you from any type of liability, and helps the roofer stay protected as well. Professional roofing companies are open about what their insurance policy covers while a job is getting done on your property.

Mistake #5: Not getting roof thoroughly inspected.

Many property owners might have everything else checked off this list, but if they don’t have their roofs inspected by a professional & reputable roof inspector, you might run the risk of over-spending money when you don’t need to, or not taking care of the main roof problems which will cause even more problems for you down the line.

At Cornerstone Roofing, we believe in full transparency with all our clients. When you contact us, we provide you with a thorough & comprehensive roof inspection absolutely free. We also encourage all our prospective clients to Google us and see our reviews. Our contractor ID number and business information is openly available on our website, and when you call.

Contact us today, and experience the Cornerstone Roofing difference! Call (812) 300-0147