When you are considering a new roof, you may feel as though you need to find a roofer and hire him/her before you can get recommendations or advice. That simply is not true. Sure, a roofer wants to be hired before telling you everything that needs to be done, but advice should be free. When you are only looking for advice, you should not feel pressured into hiring a contractor and doing the job right away. Here are some more reasons on why the advice should cost you nothing and how to get your advice sales pressure-free.
Asking for Estimates and Personal Opinions
Find contractors who do free estimates. These are usually the contractors who are willing to offer their professional opinions for free as well. Once they have done the estimate on your roof, you are free to ask them for all of the professional advice you want. Pay close attention to what they say, and take notes if you need to. This will help you figure out what the best approach for a new roof is, and what to expect as far as costs and roofing materials available.
Cut Through the Sales Pressure
If you do get contractors who are trying to close a contract deal with you, cut to the chase. Ask them politely to save their breath because you are just "shopping around right now." Contractors appreciate customers who do not waste their time by letting the contractors ramble and then not make a sale/contract. By cutting to the chase, you then open the door for a free and honest Q&A session about your roof. All of the professional advice with none of the sales pressure and none of the roofing estimate charges that some contractors charge is right there when you take this approach.
Contractors Want Your Business
Because contractors want your business, they may be inclined to give free advice and talk ad nauseum about your roof and roofing needs. The contractors who really want your business in order to compete with bigger roofing companies will offer plenty of advice and information for free. If you find these contractors, make the best use of the phone call or visit to your home by having all of your questions lined up and ready to go. Remember, think of the contractor as one who is applying for a job with you as his/her boss because it is your home that requires the help and the work!
For more information, contact companies like Darnell Construction.