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How To Choose The Best Roofing Contractor

Replacing your roof is something you want to do once, and do right.

When was the last time you looked at your roof? Really looked at it?

Take a few moments to visually inspect your roof. Do you notice any missing shingles, discoloration, sagging or other signs of deterioration? These are all red flags that your roof may be nearing the end of its life span.

Generally speaking, a well-built and well-maintained roof should provide your home with at least 20 years of use.

So if you’ve owned your home for decades or have recently purchased an older home, and your roof is showing its age, it may be time to replace it.

How to Make Sure You Choose the Right Contractor

Replacing your roof is something you only want to do once, and you definitely want do it right. At Champion, we know how important it is for our customers to have the knowledge they need to make the best decisions for their homes.

Here are a few tips on what to look for when choosing a roofing replacement contractor:

TESTIMONIALS A reputable roofing company will provide you with references and customer testimonials to support its products and services; be sure that the company you choose comes highly recommended by others who have worked with that company. For example, in an independent survey from GuildQuality, more than 9 out of 10 previous Champion customers would recommend Champion to a friend - and recommend our salespeople and installation crews.

LICENSING Only deal with licensed contractors to ensure that you and your home are properly protected. Licensing practices can vary from region to region, so be sure to investigate your area’s licensing requirements. Champion always complies with federal and local licensing practices, so you can rest easy while we work.

CREDENTIALS True roofing professionals are fully credentialed for roofing work. Proper credentials show that a company is adequately trained, informed and prepared to carry out the best work on your home. Champion is proud to be affiliated with American Architectural Manufacturers Association Certification Program, carrying its Gold Label.

INSURANCE Be sure that the roofing company you select is fully insured, with both worker’s compensation and general liability insurance. When evaluating roofing companies, ask about their insurance policies and double check their references. Improper or incomplete insurance policies should raise a red flag with you.

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WARRANTY From materials to the installation itself, your roof should come with a clear and comprehensive warranty. Be sure to inquire about the terms and conditions of any warranty associated with the company or contractor you choose. A poor warranty could end up costing you thousands of dollars—along with some major headaches. Champion provides single-source accountability for all its roofing projects; our Champion Comfort 365 Roofing System is covered by a limited lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, labor, materials and more - for as long as you own your home.

Whenever you decide to replace your roof, you’ll end up facing some big decisions and the task can seem overwhelming. You want a company that you can trust, a company that makes a significant project like roof replacement simple and manageable. It’s why Champion products and services are of the highest quality— designed, manufactured and installed by certified roofing professionals—and guaranteed for as long as you own your home. Contact a local Champion location for a free estimate and to take the worry out of your roof replacement project.

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