When choosing between items of comparable value, it makes sense to go for the lowest price. Why spend $3 on the same bottle of soda you can get at the Dollar Store?
However, not all things are created equal, and price doesn’t always equal value. A 40 year old crib with lead-based paint, while cheaper than a new safety-tested model, is still not a good value (or even a good idea!)
As your home’s first line of defense against the elements, your roof is an important investment.
Like many things, shopping for a new roof goes beyond just comparing prices. We know that quality is important to you, and you deserve to know what you’re getting with your hard-earned money. When looking at the lowest bids, ask yourself “are corners being cut to be able to offer this price?” Hidden details can mean the difference between a roof that will leak and one that won’t.
We have provided the following checklist as a helpful guide when shopping for your new roof. When reviewing bids from other contractors, be sure to have them explain the details of the work they are proposing until you are satisfied that you fully understand all they are offering.
Use the following checklist to see how Gold Country Roofing compares to other roofing contractors, and keep track of how everyone measures up to your expectations. ★Printable version
|HOW DO WE MEASURE UP?||Gold Country Roofing||Other Contractor|
|Is Contractor licensed?||Yes|
|Does Contractor carry workers compensation insurance?||Yes|
|Does Contractor carry a $1,000,000 general liability policy?||Yes|
|Has Contractor been in business for over 30 years?||Yes|
|Are Contractor’s employees factory trained?||Yes|
|Is Company employee-owned/operated?||Yes|
|Does Contractor have a local showroom?||Yes|
|Does Contractor provide an extended workmanship warranty?||Yes|
|Does Contractor offer a material warranty?||Yes - See product warranty information for details.|
|Does Contractor have a “no money down” policy?||Yes|
|Does Contractor offer financing options?||Yes - Four convenient financing options available for residential only. Subject to credit approval. See store for details.|
|Will Contractor provide a home improvement contract (required by law)?||Yes|
|Will Contractor provide proof of insurance?||Yes|
|Will Contractor’s employees leave your home and yard clean daily?||Yes|
|Does Contractor handle roof removal?||Yes|
|Will Contractor use roofing nails (not staples) when installing shingles?||Yes|
|Does Contractor pull roof nails when removing roof?||Yes|
|Does Contractor use ice shield around crickets and valleys?||Yes|
|Does Contractor secure all flashing with metal roofing screws?||Yes|
|Does Contractor use pre-painted metal valleys?||Yes|
|Does Contractor offer additional products such as gutters, gutter guards and attic insulation?||Yes|
|Did Contractor show up to the appointment on time?||Yes|
|Did Contractor give you a written estimate in a timely manner?||Yes|
|Did Contractor explain the options included in the estimate?||Yes|
|Did Contractor answer your questions and address your concerns?||Yes|