Keeping the three topics that we talked about yesterday in mind (experience, references, & portfolios) in regards to searching for both roofing and tree service contractors, we will begin talking about both of them separately and roofing is up first!
Right The First Time
Needless to say, having your entire roof replaced is going to cost you a few more dollars than having some trees trimmed in your yard. This is why it is imperative that you find the perfect team of roofers the first time. If the job is messed up, it is a little bit harder and more expensive than fixing up some trees that didn't turn out like you thought they would.
For roofing contractors especially, one of the first things you should always check with is to make sure that they are licensed & insured to handle the work that you are hiring them to do. There are companies out there who will try and hide behind fancy lingo to make them seem like their paperwork is in order, but this is not always the case. Here is a look at some different contractors licensing classifications that can help give you more specific information as to what to look for.
You can take a look at Broken Arrow Roofing as a beginning reference as to what to look for when searching for a roofing contractor. Their license number is one of the first things that you see on their page and they are not afraid to show it. If their information isn't openly displayed on their page then don't be afraid to give them a call and ask for any information that you don't see.
In addition to costing more if everything goes as planned, any mistakes that might occur during their work is going to cost you a fortune more than the mistake of an arborist.
At the end of the day, we want to try and help save you money in the process of hiring a professional team and these are some of the most important steps you can take in regards to roofers.
Now we have given you a little bit of background about us and why we have chosen to dedicate our page and work life to roofing & tree service, we can begin discussing what this page was brought back for.
Experience, References, & Portfolios
These are the three things that you should have a mental check list prepared for in your head when thinking about hiring either a roofer or an arborist.
Experience really doesn't need that much explanation and hopefully kind of speaks for itself. You want to look for a team of contractors or arborists that have plenty of experience in working with whatever job you are looking to have done. A brand new company might have the passion that more experienced companies have, but without the necessary experience and years of work under their belts their work will most represent it.
It surprises me how often people have called and wanted help finding a team of contractors and didn't think to ask the company themselves for a list of references they have worked for. Any reputable company will have a list of references ready to go and more than happy to hand over to any potential new customer. Never be afraid to ask for this list and walk away if they are hesitant at all.
Portfolios are similar to references in that any company that is worth hiring will have a portfolio of their past work readily available and ready to show off. Here is a page on how to make a good portfolio that you can use as a reference as to what to look for.
Would you trust hiring a team of guys that aren't proud and excited to show you some of the work that they have done?
So I am sure that you all are asking yourself, why have we changed the direction of our company to tree service and roofing? Well for starters and the most obvious of reasons, every member of our staff has a background in either of the two professions and it is what we feel the most passionate about. But why have we all chosen these paths in our lives and what is it about these subjects that we love so much?
Well for the arborists on our team, it is all about nature and expressing your creativity through it in any way that you can. The world is a beautiful place and it does more than just provide us with the air we need to breathe in order to survive. The arborists on our team know everything there is to know about every species of trees that we see here in Tulsa and pruning or manipulating them in ways to shape up your lawn is something that they love to do.
As far as our roofers go, they have all been in the business for their entire lives and have seen some of the best (and worst) contractors that are out there and it is important to learn about what to look for when searching for a team to work on your house.
At the end of the day, we all want to use our passions in life to help you accentuate your home and help express your creativity!
Is there anyone else out there who feels as if there are almost too many resources out there that try and claim they are the best at what they do? With the internet being so readily available to pretty much anyone and anywhere, the number of companies and groups out there who claim to be exactly what you are looking for is almost too great.
Well we here at Help Line Tulsa are going to do exactly that, but we have the experience and the knowledge to back up our claims.
Where We Began
Our company began back in the year 2000 and our original owner started it as a helpline for a number of different things, including family help and more serious life changing matters who needed a help line to call. Now that we have changed owners and comprised a brand new team from scratch, we have changed the direction of our company and page to better suit what we are all more passionate about and experienced with, roofing & tree care.
Every member of our team has a background and experience in either tree service or roofing and we have teamed up to help those of you out there who might not have as much experience as us and need a few tips on choosing the right company to hire for whatever work you are looking to have.
You want your house to stand out from others in your neighborhood, right? Well choosing a professional arborist and roofing contractor is going to help you do exactly that.