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How to Choose the Best Roofing Contractor in Maryland

Jun 21, 2017

There’s a lot of selecting to do when you’re considering roof work. You have to select your materials, you have to select your roof type, and of course you need to select a budget! But of all of the roadblocks that show up on the road to getting a gorgeous roof, the most stumping of them all may well be picking the right roofing contractor.

The right team will build your ideal roof, and one you can depend on for decades. The wrong contractor, though? Well, we all try to not think about that one. At Southernwood Roofing & Siding we understand how tough finding the best contractor for the job can be. And so today we’re going to give you a hand!

Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

The good news is that finding a high quality contractor isn’t actually as difficult as it at times seems to be. It’s mostly about knowing what to look for and then knowing where to find it. Ready to get started? Good!

  1. The right credentials. The first step to becoming a professional in nearly anything is by getting certified and licensed, and that most certainly includes roofing. Your contractor must be certified in order to do professional work on your home—they also need to be licensed to work in the state of Maryland. If they’re not, then they shouldn’t be trusted to handle your home.
  2. Insurance is important. Always be sure to ask if your prospective contractor is insured and if the workers and craftsmen are, too. Working without an insured team is asking for heartache and if something goes awry you could be left handling the entire mess solo.
  3. Reviews are your best friend. Reviews have never been easier to come by. With official information given by the Better Business Bureau and similar sites you get wholly unbiased results that can help you understand if you’re working with a quality team. Additionally it’s not a bad idea to seek out more casual peer reviews and testimonials, such as you would find on standard websites.
  4. Ensure a level of professionalism. We’re specifically talking about visible logos, name tags, proper paperwork—things of that nature. We’re not saying they need to install your new roof wearing a penguin suit, but at the same time uniforms are a signal that the contractor takes pride in the work they do and helps to assure you aren’t working with shadier characters.
  5. Find friendly, communicative contractors. If you’ve lined up one or two seemingly good options, go ahead and schedule a consultation! You’ll get the rest of what you need to know in the first meeting. You want someone who is friendly (maybe not too friendly), and one who is communicative. Someone who will answer questions without grumbling about it, and someone who displays clear knowledge of the industry they work in.

Quality Roofing Contractors in La Plata, Maryland

Looking for experienced roofing teams who can help you get the gorgeous, top-quality roof you want for your home or business? For perfect service, cost-effective solutions, and reliable results you need look no further than Southernwood Roofing & Siding. Contact us today to learn more about what our team can offer you!

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Team was patient and well organized in helping us get a hail damage claim completely covered and new roof/gutters installed. Special shout out to Chris for his attention to detail with the quote as well as maintaining a clean work site.
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La Plata, MD
Southernwood is the best when it comes to roofing and windows. I had 3 new windows installed on my house just as a test to see how they performed. I'm now going to have the rest of the house done. Don't bother shopping around, Southernwood goes the extra mile.
La Plata, MD
My wife and I are extremely pleased with our new roof. This is our weekend home so Southernwood handled the project, start to finish, while we were not there and did a great job. Very honest folks.
La Plata, MD
Ralph and Southernwood Roofing LLC was exceptional. There wasn’t a question that I could ask that one of them couldn’t answer. The roof, siding, windows, garage door all was done with precision. Definitely will recommend this company.
La Plata, MD
I love the new roof. Great value compared against 5 other local companies. Ralph was very responsive getting the quote, selecting shingles and getting the work done. I would definitely recommend Southernwood
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