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How to Find the Best Roofing Company 

When its time to replace or repair your roof, finding the best roofing company that’s right for your project is an important decision that can be daunting. Searching online can bring overwhelming results. Thompson Home Improvement would like to help you understand how to narrow down your options to the most reputable roofing companies in the Southwest and Central Michigan areas.

If you would like to learn more about this process of finding and hiring the best roofing contractor Check out the rest of our blog, we appreciate you coming to visit us and we hope that we can be of help, even if we aren’t the right company for you.

What does the best roofing contractor look like?

A roofing contractor is much different than a general contractor, roofers specialize in repairing, replacing, or installing new roofs. Experienced roofers are trained to work with different materials, such as shingles, metal, EPDM, shakes, and all accessories such as roofing system components. The best roofers can manage many types of roofing projects, ranging from repairs to complete replacement.

Most roofing companies run their own jobs with homeowners but some companies are hired by other contractors or builders to install their roofs this is known as subcontracting. subcontracting isn’t always bad and is very common in the construction industry among all trades, but it’s important to understand the involvement your contractor will provide to their crews whether they are independent or subcontracted. The company you hire will be liable for your project regardless of the type of installers they have. Asking the right questions is the best way to ensure you find the “Best” Roofer in your area, that’s best suited for your project. 

What do you look for when searching for the best roofing company?

Many factors apply to choosing the best roofing company, here are some things to consider. Start by checking a roofing contractor’s ratings and reviews. Ask for references, Ask your neighbors, friends and family whom they’ve used for roofing work in the past. Referrals for any small business or contractor, Roofing on otherwise are the best compliments we can receive. When people are really happy, they are happy to share with people they care about. Finding positive feedback and referral for the best roofing company should be readily available in multiple places. 

You can check out things such as: 

  1. Manufacturer certified roofers (Certainteed Certified roofers) Four Star and Five Star certifications 
  2. Check the (BBB) 
  3. Check their FB reviews and pages 
  4. Check out their local community involvement 
  5. And of course check their Google reviews Manufacturer Certifications

The best roofing companies often participate in a manufacturer’s certification program. Most roofing manufacturers have different categories of certified roofing programs that require knowledge, and best practices to participate. If you hire a company that is certified by a specific manufacturer, then they may have extended warranties, and other reassurances about their best roofing practices. Learn more about the Certainteed Certified Roofing Program, this is the certification that Thompson Home Improvement relies on to offer our clients the best roofing practice assurances, and to certify that we have a committed relationship with the manufacturer of the products we use with the majority of our roofing. 

When looking for the best roofing company, it should have a physical address locally with a main office. It’s important to ask if the roofer you’re thinking about hiring is local and if they will be accessible if you have future issues. Determining how long the company has been in business is also important, check the BBB and other references to determine if the roofing company is a legitimate operation in good standing. You want to avoid scams and questionable companies that pop up after severe storms have passed through the area. They should also have a verified website that has a history of long term existence. 

Make sure to look into current licensing, insurance and certifications. Make sure the roofing contractor you choose is insured and ask your roofer how their insurance protects you and your property should there be any accidents or extenuating damage. You can also inquire with Michigan’s State Building Administration Office LARA for validated and registered roofing business with the state of Michigan that have a Builders License that is current.

Want to hire the best roofing company in Michigan?

We here at Thompson Home Improvement, participate in the certified contractor program with Certainteed, one of the #1 roofing manufacturers in the industry. We have an abundance of local references, we are current on our licensing, certifications and insurance coverages. We are rated with the BBB, we participate in local builder associations such as the local Western MI Home Builders Association. We consistently use the same crews that only provide labor for Thompson Home Improvement and have for many years, to help us maintain consistency and quality.

Because we are a small family owned company we take all of this very seriously. Our success stories of serving SW MI for over 36 years speaks for itself in our past projects, our personal client relationships, reviews, repeat business and reviews. We are located in Three Rivers, but we happily serve many of the surrounding areas as far west as the lakeshore to South Haven, to as far south as South Bend, To as far north as Grand Rapids and Lansing, to as far east as Battle Creek and everywhere in between. Give us a call today or reach out to us via our contact page to discuss anything that the information in this blog or our website might not have satisfied.