Guide To Buying A Roof

Choosing the right contractor for your roofing needs can truly be challenging and confusing. Here are some helpful tips that will guide you in choosing the best roofing contractor with the best value for your money.

Check on insurance

Ask your contractor to show insurance certificates and call the insurance company to confirm validity. This gives assurance that roofing costs and services provided to you are protected.

Choose a local company

Go for a local company that is well established and has built a good reputation. It is advisable that you choose a company with at least five-years experience.

Do not fall for the price

Never choose a company simply because of price. Always remember that you usually get what you pay for. When price is your concern, be careful you are not too quick to make a decision. A large investment such as a new commercial roof could cost you even more down the road due to cheap materials and labor. Make sure the company you have chosen is a reputable Company.

Go for referrals

A referral is always effective since it is a sign of satisfaction from another client. Do not just go for the forceful tactics of storm chasers.

Think of time and money

You should always be in control. Make sure to discuss the terms of payment before starting the job and that both parties have agreed to them. If possible, do not make payments until the work is complete. You should also know the expected duration until completion, the size of the work crew and a target date for completion.


Communication is the key to any business. If you are not satisfied with the way a contractor communicates, it may be a sign of an unprofessional company. When you are done choosing your contractor, you might want to consider things involved in their calculation. Whether you are just adding an additional layer to your roof or building a new one, considerations must be made for the amount of materials needed such as felt underlayment, drip edges, etc. Familiarize yourself with the cost per square footage, and be sure you are factoring in your desired material. This should assist you with a more accurate idea of roofing materials to be ordered.

Since 1939, Standard Roofing has specialized in commercial roof repairs and installation services to businesses in the Jackson, MS region. Standard Roofing has the team with the experience and expertise you can trust to get the job done right the first time. No matter the size of your project, we offer free estimates so you know your cost in advance. To schedule a free estimate call us at (601) 373-5500.