Your house is not only your home but it’s one of the largest investments that you will ever make. The best way to protect this investment is with a good roof. If it’s been more than a year since you’ve had your roof inspected, don’t put it off any longer. If you need repairs, here is how to find good Roofing Contractors Pocatello.

Ask Around

Do you know anyone who lives in the Pocatello area? Ask them to recommend a good roofer. If you do not know anyone in the area, you can still contact your local Chamber of Commerce. They cannot personally recommend one roofer over another, but at least they can get you contact information so you can start your search.

Check Out Their Websites

It’s an industry standard now for any roofing contractor to have a website. There you can click around to see what types of roofing the particular contractor specializes in, what payments are accepted, whether or not estimates are free and if any special deals are on offer for new customers. You can also check out their online portfolio of recent work.

Ask for References

Even though the contractor may have an extensive portfolio or a video of work done on his or her website, you still should ask for a list of references. Take the time to contact at least three references on the list. Even in this day and age, there are unscrupulous contractors who will fake references or who will not keep up to date references.

Ask for Proof of Insurance

It’s very important that your roofing contractor be insured. Why? Think about what can happen if the roofer accidentally damages something on your neighbor’s property. Who pays for the damages? Also think about what could happen if a worker gets hurt while working on your roof. Unless the contractor has insurance, you can be stuck paying for all of the medical bills. Always ask for proof of insurance.

Study the Estimates

Don’t just focus on the final total of an estimate. Look to see what is included in the estimate. Does the contractor remove debris from your property? Are there any guarantees included? All estimates should be written and itemized to make it easier for you to see what you are paying for.