Things to Consider When Choosing A Roofing Contractor

Roof replacements, roof fixes, and roof installations are a fact of life as you build your house, or fix it due to regular wear and tear, time and inclement weather. Finding a roofing company is not just about who saves you the most money, it’s about who gives you the best value and ensures both quality and durability. Choosing who to work on your roof is just as important as the decision to find a doctor to do your surgery or a lawyer for a complex legal matter. The quality of the roof that is installed determines the safety of yourself, your family, your possessions – essentially, the security of your world.

There are three very important factors that you must consider before you choose an Albuquerque roofing company to work on your home.

Experience trumps price

This is very important. Deciding on a contractor to work on your home should be based on their experience regarding commercial roofing, not how much they will charge you to do the job. Frequently, independent and relatively unknown companies will charge low prices in a bid to break into the market. Basing your hiring on different prices and quotes leads down a dangerous road because the contractor might cut corners and use substandard materials when fixing your roof. The possibility of added costs due to structural damage and dangerous shortcuts being made, are not worth it. The results could lead to further costs when you finally hire a professional company to undo the damage and then do a good job. How do you hire a professional? Read on!


Usually, the best indicator of potentially successful outcomes involves references with friends, family, co-workers, as well as reviews from past clients. If you were hiring or being hired – references are usually required because they offer an ability to objectively make a decision about whether or not to hire someone.

A legitimate roofing company will be more than happy to show you reviews from past clients, as well as assisting with roof insurance claims. References will also help you if you’re looking for a specialist who deals with the following roof issues:

• Failed damage roof repair
• Storm damage roof repair
• Wind damage roof repair
• Shingle roof repair
• Metal roof repair


If a company is professional, they will clearly walk you through the potential costs as well as the time it will take for the job to be completed. They will also be very knowledgeable about different roofing styles and will work with you. Sub-par contractors might ask for cash up front and do a terrible job or not finish. This is why it is advisable to contract with a company, due to the greater transparency, when choosing a roofing contractor.

If you’re ready to start working with a professional for your Albuquerque roof repair or replacement for your home or commercial building, contact Whitlock Construction today!