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How to Choose the Best Roofing Company

When it’s time to repair, replace, or upgrade your roof, you want to choose a roofing contractor you can trust. After all, a roofing project is a big investment, and you’re entrusting them with the safety and stability of your home. So, what do you need to know to choose the best roofing company?

The most important factors are a solid reputation, responsible workmanship, and experience. Anyone with a van and a ladder can call themselves a roofing contractor, but checking these three things will ensure you choose an established and reliable company.

Of course, we hope that you’ll go with Designer Roofing! But even if we aren’t the right fit for you, this checklist will help you choose a reliable and professional roofing company that will do quality work on your home.

1. Reputation

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Word-of-mouth — and its new digital equivalent, the online review — is still the best way to choose a reliable service provider for everything from plumbing to pet-setting. Researching a contractor’s reputation will help you find a reliable and professional roofer for your home. Designer Roofing has high ratings on Facebook and Google, and we are incredibly proud that our satisfied customers are our greatest asset. If you’d like to see our work in person, our references page has a list of addresses you can visit.

You’ll also want to make sure the roofer has a local, physical office. A physical office is a good sign that the company is established, and not just a side gig for someone with a van. A local contractor will understand the needs of homes in your area and be able to supply quality local references.

  • Ask friends and family for references
  • Check online reviews
  • Look for a local, physical office

2. Responsibility

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Responsible roofing companies are licensed and bonded. Is the roofer fully covered with liability insurance and workers compensation insurance? Don’t feel awkward about asking for proof of insurance — an honest roofer will be happy to supply this information.

A quality roofer will also use their own crews rather than sub-contracting the job out. A roofing company that uses third parties can’t control the quality of their work, and this practice can even void the manufacturer’s warranties on the shingles used.

Designer Roofing uses our own experienced crews to ensure that you get quality workmanship and installation. Plus, we make sure our team members understand how to care for your property, whether that’s covering your pool so debris doesn’t fall in, protecting your landscaping, or going over your lawn with a magnet to remove any stray nails once the job is completed.

Finally, a responsible roofer is honest. Just like choosing a car mechanic, it helps to trust your gut. Does the roofer have integrity and take pride in their work? We always promise a thorough evaluation and our honest feedback about what your roof needs right now, with a 10-Year Labor Guarantee to back up the quality of our work.

  • Ask to see proof of their liability and workers compensation insurance
  • Ensure they use their own crews rather than sub-contracting to third parties
  • Assess their overall demeanor for honesty, integrity, and pride in their work.

3. Experience

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You don’t want to entrust your home’s roof to a storm-chaser or weekend warrior. Even worse are unscrupulous contractors who disappear when things go wrong and then reopen with a new name — and that does happen!

The best roofing companies have an established track record of at least 5 years. Designer Roofing is proud to have been locally owned and operated by Dan Gerardis and Aaron Lenhart for over 25 years.

An experienced roofing contractor is also knowledgeable. They are happy to answer all your questions, and willing to educate you on all the roofing options for your home, the costs and benefits of different products available on the market, and the role of accessories like decking, underlayment, flashing, and gutters.

Choosing an experienced roofing company is especially important if you’re interested in upgrading to metal roofing on your home. Stone coated steel and standing seam metal roofs are incredibly durable and add to the value of your home. But installing them requires specialized skills, and not just any roofing company will do.

  • At least 5 years in business
  • Knowledgeable about roofing products and your options
  • Experienced in any specialty roofing you’re considering

Your Next Steps in Choosing the Best Roofing Company

  • Create a shortlist of several roofing companies with good references
  • Reach out to all of them to ask for an estimate
  • Choose your final candidate based not just on the price, but the quality of service you received through the estimate process. If they’re not knowledgeable and responsive to you during the sales process, it won’t get better during your re-roofing!

Call 972-644-6556 or Contact Us today for a free estimate!

Locations we serve:
Designer Roofing works primarily in the North Dallas, TX area, and we also do roofing projects across North Texas, including all of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Wichita Falls, Waco, Tyler, and Longview.

Allen Roofing  |  Coppell Roofing  |  Dallas Roofing  |  Flower Mound Roofing  |  Fort Worth Roofing  |  Frisco Roofing  |  Highland Village Roofing  |  Lewisville Roofing  |  Lucas Roofing  |  McKinney Roofing  |  Plano Roofing  |  Prosper Roofing  |  Southlake Roofing  |  The Colony Roofing

What our Clients are Saying

  • Rusty, Plano

    All I can say is – dealing with Aaron Lenhart and Designer Roofing of Texas was excellent. Aaron and his people were professional, knowledgeable and nice to work with every step of the way.

    I felt their price was fair and they delivered exactly as promised. What more can you ask for in the real world? They started on time, ended on time and the house looks great with the new style of tile. I have referred a few friends to them since then and so far, everyone has been pleased!

  • Rob Paul

    The roof is fantastic and I really appreciate Designer Roofing’s hard work and professionalism throughout the process. It was absolutely the right decision for my project. Feel free to hand out my information as a reference for your company should anyone ask, I am happy to help.

    Robert G. Paul
    Division President, Dallas – Fort Worth – Austin, Toll Brothers, Inc.

  • Kumar, Frisco

    I was impressed throughout with Designer Roofing’s professionalism, experience and knowledge of the business. As my agent, you worked with my insurance company to get their approval, and I was delighted to see that you ordered specialized pictures of the house to make it easier for the insurance company to assess the damage and approve.

    Your team was experienced and they worked with a good work ethic to get the job done very quickly. This was key since you did not use novices to install the specialized Gerard stone coated steel roof. Your team was well trained: they covered the pool and daily used a magnet to clear the home premises of any metallic materials.

    You had no hesitation in ensuring my complete satisfaction, and sent in the experts to fix a couple of minor things that I wanted changed. Please accept my gratitude and congratulations for a job well done and a super service!! I shall be happy to recommend you and your company to anyone without hesitation. 

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    Pam and Rick, Frisco

    We just wanted to drop you note and tell you how much we enjoy the new roof. The style we chose with your help looks great. More importantly, the service of you and your team was outstanding. Your crew was attentive to the details and cleaned up well each and every day. And, to top it off, you started and finished when you said you would. Job well done!

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    Bing and Rachel, Plano

    We were battered by the windstorm of April 2008, which tore down our entire fence, a beautiful 10-year old tree, and a huge section of our composition roof.

    Designer Roofing came to our rescue and immediately patched the roof to prevent further weather damage. Despite a heavy workload brought on by the storm, Designer Roofing proceeded to replace our entire roof as soon as was possible. They replaced all fixtures and chimney flashings to perfectly match our new roof color, too.

    Designer Roofing was very professional throughout the job, helping us understand the re-roofing process, eagerly answering our every question, and giving us the greatest value for our insurance coverage and out-of-pocket costs. If we ever need a new roof again, Designer Roofing will be #1 on our list, and we would gladly recommend them to friends and family alike!