Don’t trust just anybody to repair your roof. Be sure they are a roof specialist.
I’m not here to tell you how much I know about roofing, but I am here to tell you that I know bad roof work when I see it.
If you are a carpenter, you know a bad table when you see it. If you are baker, you know a bad cake when you taste it. If you are a television broadcaster, you know a bad broadcast when you hear it. If you are a real estate agent, you know a bad deal when you come across it. When you come across something in your wheelhouse you know almost immediately…not good.
I can drive down a road and see a roof and know within moments if it is a good roof or not. I’d still have to actually get up on the roof to find out why it’s not good, what the actual problem is, but you can’t fool me. I can even tell whether a roof is going to be good by watching how people work on it.
But you’re not a roofer. Maybe you’re a carpenter or a baker or a real estate agent, but you’re not a roofer. So how can you find out if a roof is good? Without waiting to see if it starts leaking, I mean. How can you know if a roofer is good?
This is where your roofer has to earn your trust, and I do mean earn. How? Knowledgeable and personable posts on social media help, but it’s going to have to come down to recommendations. Talk to your friends. Talk to other members of your community. Did this person do good work? When a friend of yours says “you have to hire this guy!” that’s the one you should hire (or at least talk to).
Don’t trust any professional just because they sound friendly and quote you a low price. I can tell you that a lot of people out there are not as good as they sound because I see their work. Insist on references. It’s the only way to be sure you’re getting the service you need.