How To Find Good Wisconsin Roofing Contractors

Finding a good roofing contractor can be a bit like finding a good used car salesman. You never can quite tell the truth from the exaggerations. A roof in Wisconsin has to be able to take extremes in weather - from blizzards, searing heat to gale-force winds. Wisconsin roofing contractors have to be more trustworthy. Your home depends on it.


You know the old saying, "You never know if you don't ask"? When it comes to choosing a Wisconsin roofing contractor, that's precisely the saying you want to keep in mind. Roofing contractors don't stay in business long if they do shoddy work. Word gets around, and watchdog groups like the Better Business Bureau or even your local news television station will shut them down.

Ask around to people you trust who've lived in Wisconsin a long time. Ask them to recommend any good Wisconsin roofing contractors to you. Also ask the National Roofing Contractor's Association (NRCA) and the Wisconsin Roofing Contractors Association (WRCA). They have user friendly websites or you can call them. The WRCA's phone number is 414-227-1230. Members of either group must pay to be a member, but they also get training, news and the latest methods of roofing. You can also request installation manuals from the NRCA and see if your roofer follows the recommended directions, just to be sure.

When talking to your prospective Wisconsin roofing contractors, he or she should not be bothered by any of your questions, so ask them all. Find out how long they've been in business, if they can provide references, what kind of warrantees do they provide, where can they be reached if there's a problem, and if they need to be paid all at once or in installments. Good Wisconsin roofing contractors should be able to coherently explain why and how they're going to install or fix your roof.

Get It In Writing

It is very important to get as many details about the estimate in writing, including costs of materials, labor, how long the job going to take, what safety precautions does he or she take, and what are the guarantees, and who pays any hospital bills if he or she is injured doing your roof? You may need to take out a bank loan to pay for the job, so your bank is going to need all of this carefully detailed information. Good Wisconsin roofing contractors will understand and try to help you as much as possible - so he or she can get paid!