When you need to hire a professional roofing company here in the Twin Cities area, make sure you take into account important factors that come into play for a home improvement project like this. Of course you want good quality materials, expert workmanship, and great customer service, but it's also important to feel comfortable and confident you've made the right choice. If you've started to investigate having you roof replaced, you may have already seen that there are lots of companies offering roof replacement in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.  An internet search might give you links such as "The Top 10 Roofing Companies" or "The 5 Best Roofers" and other headings like this.  You also will get pages and pages of company websites and referral sites like Angie's List, Porch, and Houzz.  So how do you choose?

The Top Factors To Consider When Hiring a Minnesota Roofer

The Price:  Any type of roof work - repairs or replacement - is usually a major investment.  So the cost may be your #1 factor.  But don't let the lowest price be the determination.  You're looking for a fair price, but the lowest price usually means low quality work.  Getting a number of estimates is important, and industry experts suggest you discard the lowest and the highest quotes you get; then evaluate the ones left.    Do They Have an Office? Never hire a roofing company that has a vehicle as its home base.  An office address and a published phone number are indications that the company is established.  This is important, because down the line if you run into problems, you'll need to know how to find them.  (You can verify the business address on the website for the Secretary of State.) How Are Their Reviews?  Reading reviews and even speaking with some of their references can help to give you an idea of the quality of their work as well as their customer service.  You want someone that comes highly recommended and is reputable. This means checking out all of this information.  You may even want to visit some of their job sites in person. Do They Have a License and Are They Insured?

In the State of Minnesota, companies who do any type of work on a home must be licensed and insured as a residential building contractor.  Certain locales require local licenses as well.  The State of Minnesota also requires any company who does roofing work either obtain a Residential Roofing License or be registered through the Contractor Registration Program.

The other important issue is insurance.  Ask for proof of liability as well as workers' compensation insurance.  Without that, you may be responsible for any damages that the roofer may do as well as injuries that occur on your property in the course of the job.

Of course, there are a number of other things you'll want to take a look at, such as how long they have been in business, industry or trade association memberships, etc.  Do your homework before you sign anything - you'll be happier in the long run. 

Quarve Contracting has been installing metal and other types of roofing in the Twin Cities area for more than three decades.  We are fully licensed and insured, and we can happily provide you with references.  A number of our previous customers have given us great feedback, and you can read our reviews in multiple places. We've got an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau as well as multiple awards and recognitions.  Check out the bottom of our home page for a list of those, as well as our industry memberships.