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5 Things to Look for in a Roofing Contractor


Completing a roof installation is often of one of the biggest investments homeowners can make into their property. Don’t trust the job to just anyone. Take time to find the right roofing contractor for your unique home and needs. Below are some things to look for in your next roofing partner.

  1. Experience – How long has the roofer been in business? You will want to ensure that any roofing contractor you hire has had experience working in the trade as well as on homes similar to yours. Custom Installations has been a trusted roofing contractor in the Lake Forest and Evanston areas since 1969. We have experience working with homes of every shape and size and specialize in historical renovations.
  2. Professionalism – The level of professionalism of a roofing contractor can make a difference in how smoothly the process goes. It can also lead a more positive experience for the customer. A professional contractor will provide a written contract. They will also communicate with the client throughout the course of the project.
  3. Licensing & Certification – Choosing a licensed and certified roofing contractor is important for ensuring that your product warranty will be honored. In fact, many manufacturers require customers to use a certified installer to maintain their warranty. Also certified roofing companies such as Custom Installations can often offer extended warranties not available to other roofing contractors.
  4. Service History – It is important to only hire a roofing contractor with a stellar service history. A good contractor will have references available as well as a clean record with the Better Business Bureau. Custom Installations was honored to receive the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2014.
  5. Products Used – Not all roofing products are created equal. Ask any potential contractors what brands and types of products they use for their jobs. Custom Installations partners with the best manufacturers so our customers can receive the top quality they deserve and the lasting results they have come to expect.

Choosing the right roofing contractor can be one of the most important steps in ensuring you have a roof built to last. Take time to ask the right questions and find the perfect partner for your needs. Custom Installations is proud to be a chosen contractor for homeowners throughout the Evanston and Lake Forest communities since 1969. With decades of proven experience, we have helped countless customers with their roofing installation and repair needs. Let us help you with your next roofing project.

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