Tips for Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Do you need to hire a roofer? The following tips will help make the selection process smoother.

Choose a local contractor

One important thing to keep in mind as you hire a roofing contractor is location - choose local. This means they have an established business and reputation in the community. Oftentimes customers have problems within the standard 5-year warranty period. The contractor they chose to install their roof closed, moved or disappeared! A warranty is only as good as the longevity and reputation of the roofing company. Jonas Independent Contracting uses GAF materials for their roofs and are backed by a 50-year warranty.

You Get What You Pay For

Remember that price isn't everything. Never choose a contractor based on price. Cheap bids drive down the market and any established company with overhead has to establish pricing to cover costs. People who do roofing work "on the side" can always do the work cheaper, but ultimately, you can end up spending more money to fix problems with cheap materials. With Jonas Independent Contracting, customers can have the peace of mind of knowing the best GAF materials are used on their roof.

Get Job Details in Writing

Be sure to discuss the terms and agreement with the roofing contractor you hire and get all the details in writing. Make sure you're satisfied with the terms of payment. Be sure to ask how long the job will take and the size of crew they will have on completion date.

Communication is Key

Did the potential contractor return your call promptly? Did they show up on time? Communication is key to building trust. If you aren't getting good communication on the front end when they are trying to get your business, it's probably a good indication that it will be difficult to work with them. One of the frequent comments made by customers of Jonas Independent Contracting is that they are punctual and deliver on their commitments.

Need a roofing contractor? Contact Jonas Independent Contracting at 704-956-0221 or send an email to