Needing a roofer solicits the same response as needing to buy a new car or getting a lawyer. As more consumers are privy to the scams run by roofers, the more cautious they are about reaching out to them. That’s why it’s important to do your research ahead of time, check out online reviews, and look for recommendations from family, friends, and coworkers. One of the most overlooked ways to deal with a roofer is to know what you need – or at least have an idea – before you. Here’s what you need before you call a roofer.

What You Need Before You Call a Roofer

There’s general three reasons to call a roofer: You need a repair, you need a replacement, or you’re buying/selling a home. If you’re buying/selling a home, you may need a repair or replacement, or you simply may need to certify the roof is in good condition before you buy/sell. Repairs typically occur after some sort of leak or damage, such as a hailstorm blowing through your neck of the woods. Some repairs made lead to replacement or at the very least a recommendation for replacement. If you have an idea of why you’re calling, you can save yourself the hassle of dealing with roofers who may not be able to handle your issue.

By inspecting your roof from afar after each storm, investigating leaks as they happen, and addressing any issue as they occur, you can save yourself the heartache of having to deal with worse roofing issues. By addressing roofing issues from the get go, you can save money and find a reliable roofer with ease. The longer you wait to call a roofer, the more you’ll spend repairing it; the longer you wait to call a roofer, the bigger a hassle it’ll be to deal with long-term, especially if you have to deal with your insurance company and the deductible that comes with it.

Know what you need, or have a rough idea, before you call a roofer. Let them know why you’re calling, what you need, and you’ll be on the way to finding a roofer you can rely on to get your roof repaired or replaced.