Stay Dry Roofing

Why you should always consider a second opinion

When it comes time to replace your existing roof, finding the right roofing company can be a challenge.  It can be a challenge for anyone, even those who have purchased a roof before. If you’re not careful, you may end up paying too much or choosing a shoddy company that doesn’t do the job right because they don’t care about their customers. There have even been reports of roofing scams from “storm chasers.” 

The best way to avoid this is by getting a second opinion from another roofing company. Even if your first choice was us at Stay Dry Roofing, we encourage our clients to still seek a second opinion so they know how serious we are. And for those who already received a bid from one company, we invite you to allow our team to provide a second opinion for your new roof in Tampa, FL or the surrounding area. Investing in a new roof is serious business.  You want to make sure that your investment will last as long as possible. 

What is a second opinion

A second opinion is when you get a quote from another roofing company for the same kind of work. When comparing two estimates, you have to consider many factors, including price and materials used. Getting a second opinion for your new roof is one of the best ways for you to figure out which contractor provides the best value and quality of service. For a long-term investment like your roof, it isn’t always the best idea to go with the cheapest option. 

When getting a second opinion, there are certain things you should make sure of. For instance, ensure that the contractor is licensed and insured. When comparing estimates, be sure to consider important factors such as how long they have been in business. In addition, consider the warranty offered by each roofing company as this will protect your investment for years to come. 

Questions to ask your roofing contractors

Never feel like you should be afraid to ask your roofing contractor questions!  A reputable roofer understands that a new roof is a big investment for you and your family and will be happy to take their time to answer questions until you feel comfortable. The following questions will help you get a good idea on what you can expect when you hire a contractor. 

  • How many years have you been in service?
  • Do you provide warranties on your work?
  • Do you provide warranties on your materials?
  • Are you a GAF Master Elite contractor? 
  • Are you a BBB accredited roofing company?
  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  • Do you offer financing?

Roofing scams: more common than you think!

It is an unfortunate fact, but there are roofing scammers out there, nicknamed “storm chasers” that prey on homeowners who may not have the roofing knowledge to identify the scam. These scammers often approach homeowners shortly after a big storm and claim that many of their neighbors had damaged roofs and offer to inspect yours. Once on the roof, these scammers typically lie about the level of damage and even do damage to the roof themselves! They then scam homeowner’s insurance and provide sub-par work with no warranties. 

If someone ever approaches you in this manner, always get a second opinion before agreeing to getting a new roof! Our team at Stay Dry Roofing will help you identify if the contractor who you spoke with was legitimate, and will offer you an honest review and evaluation of your needs. Many times after a storm a roof may just need repairs, not necessarily a whole new roof.

Why so many homeowners choose Stay Dry Roofing

While we always hope to be your first choice when it comes to your roofing needs, we understand that second opinions matter. We have been serving Tampa, FL residents new roof options for over 30 years. As a family owned and operated business, roofing is in our blood and something we truly enjoy. Our promise has always been to treat each client like family and to keep your home, just that, a home – not a construction site. If you ever have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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