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How many roofing quotes should I get?

Should I Get an Eavestrough Inspection before Winter?

When you’re shopping for a new suit or expensive outfit, do you buy the first one you see? Well, actually, yes, sometimes. You can see and feel its quality, its tailoring fits you precisely.

Armour Shield Roofing strongly discourages homeowners from going up and down ladders or doing repairs on their roofs. The accidents and fatalities sustained by untrained individuals are tragic and avoidable by calling a professional roofing contractor.

Usually, though, you like to visit a few other shops to validate your feelings. 

It may be like that with the first roofing company you contact for a roof repair or a quote regarding a new roof. But it’s always a good idea to have three estimates from which you can make your choice.

The mystical number for roofing quotes, and well, any kind of decision-making tool, seems to be three.

Why do we like the number three? Because three is more than two but not as many as four. We want choices, just not too many.

So, even though we would love to stop at two options, one more makes us feel like we’ve done the prefrontal work while we keep from getting confused with four alternatives.

Just like Goldilocks found out, three options allow us to dismiss the other two that are too something and choose the one that is just right.

So, how do you narrow down all the choices of roofing companies that you find online?

  • Start researching early. See Armour Shield’s online testimonials here.
  • If you can’t start early, ask people whose opinions you trust for names of roofing companies: Then, look at the websites of the top three.
  • Have you watched a neighbour’s roofing job and were impressed? Did you notice the company’s cleanliness, how smoothly the job went and organized the crew seemed?
  • Commit to online research: Google keywords like ‘best roofing company’, or community awards. Look at websites that will focus your search down to three companies. Take notes. It is the best one to two hours you’ll spend.
  • Has the company had its installers certified by specific shingle manufacturers? Certification means detailed training about specific shingles, the installation and attributes. Not only does it matter in terms of knowledge, it means you’ll work with a crew with an earned sense of confidence.
  • Do they have website pages that promote their company’s values? You should see pages and notice phrasing or stories about the company’s owner that makes you feel like they authentically care about the job they do. They have ensured that these specific pages be part of their website. Visit their Facebook page.
  • Do they have awards from review platforms or local community services? Look at community awards. Are they part of service groups?
  • Read their reviews: Most companies with excellent reputations will have several genuine reviews or testimonials on their sites and on their ‘googled or searched page’.
  • These authentic reviews matter the most: People love to read about what other clients liked about them and how they respond to concerns
  • ‘Practice makes perfect’: If a company has only been in business for a short time, it doesn’t necessarily mean the owner isn’t concerned with doing everything correctly and to your satisfaction. However, sometimes, if a company has been in business for a long time and is still receiving 5-star reviews, that speaks to its continued integrity.

Now that you have narrowed your requested number of roofing quotes to three, what is the next step?

  • A complete and detailed roofing estimate or quote is essential. Please read our blog post ‘What should be in an Accurate Roofing Quote?’ here.
  • A roofing contractor may not be able to climb your roof to look at all your roof planes: the Roofing Safety Board insists on regulations including harnesses and extra men; these expenses are not practical for quotation purposes.
  • A solid communicative ability is important. During your time spent reviewing the quote with the company owner or project manager, their ability to listen openly to your concerns usually reflects their standards and expectations of their crew.
  • Is the company sticking to the timeline it initially provided for the ready estimate or quote?

As it happens, Armour Shield Roofing of London, ON, can put a checkmark beside all of the suggested indicators of a trustworthy and capable roofing company.

  • Armour Shield Roofing has five pages of addresses of delighted customers. Call us, and we will provide addresses near to you to see their roofing jobs. Please be aware that we will provide addresses only, not phone numbers, due to privacy laws.
  • Read our many Online Reviews on our website.
  • We are IKO, CertainTeed, and BP-certified roofing contractors

We have an A+ rating, have won the 2012 Business Integrity Award, and have been finalists in two Business Integrity Awards from London’s Better Business Bureau.

  • We have a ’10 Point Integrity Guarantee’: Yes, that is how vital our integrity is to us. Please read it here.
  • Our ‘Seniors Roofing Promise’ was developed to ensure your trust: We believe in assuring seniors and their families that they can count on our word as a roofing company. Please read our page here.
  • Armour Shield Roofing has been in business for 26 years:  Since we initially started the company in 1996, we did not receive any complaints from customers. We are proud to say: “NOT EVEN ONE”.

Armour Shield Roofing serves London and the surrounding area. Please call us at (519) 858 5044. Please email us here.

Armour Shield Roofing strongly discourages homeowners from going up and down ladders or doing repairs on their roofs. The accidents and fatalities sustained by untrained individuals are tragic and avoidable by calling a professional roofing contractor.


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