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Hire a Top-Notch Roofing Contractor

Do you remember those PSA commercials on NBC called ‘The More You Know?‘ Well, NBC knows what they’re talking about. It’s true…the more you know about roofs and especially how to hire a contractor that won’t rip you off, the better armed you are to make good, thoughtful and sound decisions. And when it comes to the process of finding and hiring a top-notch contractor you can trust, educating yourself as thoroughly as you can should be at the top of your TO DO list.

No one wants to get ripped off, but we’ve all heard the nightmare stories of contractors disappearing with down payments, doing shoddy work or simply abandoning jobs altogether. A perfect roof replacement can be an expensive prospect on a good day. Throw in an unscrupulous roofing contractor more interested in your money than quality work, and that expensive roof can end up costing you even more with everything from sub-par materials and long delays to irreparable damage to your home, or even legal issues just to name a few things that can go wrong.

It’s no secret that hiring the right contractor can cause a bucket load of anxiety, stress and fear. Putting aside the financial investment you’re making, the sometimes nerve wracking decision to replace a roof is something you’ll probably only have to make once or twice during your lifetime if you’re lucky. And with all of the fun of choosing the materials and colors and the type of roof you want to see on your home, the most important decision you’ll make is without a doubt, the contractor you choose to hire. After all, that decision will ultimately govern the quality and actual craftsmanship of the roof you’ll end up with.

And your roof? It covers and protects so many things that are important to you: your family and loved ones, your pets, even your memories…they are all there under that roof. It’s the first line of protection you have against Mother Nature, but even the best roof will need repair or replacement at some point.

You take a lot of care in choosing a dentist for a cavity, a doctor for your health, even a lawyer if you have legal problems. But a contractor for your roof? You should take just as much time and care in choosing a contractor because if you think it’s just as easy as grabbing the Yellow Pages or Googling local roofers, you may end up a key player in one of those contractor horror stories floating around.

Purchasing a new roof is a big decision and hiring the best contractor you can find is the first and arguably most important step in the process. Your home is probably the most valuable financial asset you own. Why wouldn’t you be careful when choosing whom you will let work on it?

Interested in hiring the most trusted roofing contractor on the Monterey Peninsula? Give Scudder Roofing a call at 831-373-7212 and schedule a free, roofing estimate today!