So you need a new roof. If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve never had to hire a roofing contractor before, and the task can seem daunting. Below are five tips and tricks to make sure you find the right contractor for the job!

  1. Talk to your neighbors – who has their trust?

The best way to get information on a company is to hear about it from people you know! Getting unbiased reviews from your neighbors will quickly give you information on local companies, their policies, and any ways they went above and beyond for your neighbors. Another benefit of this is that your neighbor’s roof may have the same characteristics as yours: age, shingle type, size, etc. American Design and Build knows our previous customers are our best assets! We always encourage referrals and take care of our previous customers in any way we can.

  1. Make sure the company is licensed and insured

Don’t just hire any Joe Schmo off the street! Your roof protects your home from the elements, and a shoddily done roof can cause a LOT of headaches down the road. When looking for a roofing contractor make sure they are licensed and insured. This licensing and insurance protect both you and your home from any potential liability issues.

At American Design and Build we hold ourselves to the highest standard, and as such we are thoroughly licensed and insured!

  1. Check the company’s credentials

So you found a company that says they’ll replace your roof, but what are their credentials? What standards do they hold themselves to? Most roofing material manufacturers such as Owens Corning offer training for roofing installers, ensuring that contractors are using their materials the way they were intended. American Design and Build is proud to be an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor, meaning that our team has completed multiple trainings on how to best use Owen Corning’s products, and all of our installs are held up to a 50 point inspection to ensure quality craftsmanship.

  1. Inquire about warranties.

Your roof should last 25 years or more if installed properly, but what happens if an issue arises? Make sure the contractor you chose offers extensive labor as well as material warranties. It may cost a little more up front, but it will save you from headaches and spending more money in the future!

At American Design and Build, we offer lifetime warranties for any roof we install. Our Platinum Preferred Contractor status with Owens Corning allows our customers benefit from lifetime material warranties, and we personally back all our installs with our lifetime American Sentry Seal labor warranty!

  1. Do they offer reasonable financing options?

Replacing your roof can be expensive, but that does not mean you have to empty your savings! When searching for a roofing company make sure you inquire about their financing options. American Design and Build is proud to offer a financing option of $0 down and no payments for 2 years for anyone needing a new roof, as well as payments as low at $69/month! We understand that a functioning roof is necessary for any home, and we try to make it as easy on the homeowner’s finances as possible!


American Design and Build has proudly been serving Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania homeowners for over 27 years. We offer exterior remodeling services such as roofing, window, door, siding and gutter replacement at an affordable price. A Better Business Bureau Torch Award recipient for Ethics and Integrity, we stand by all our products and installations, offering professional installation and lifetime warranties. No games. No gimmicks. Just guarantees. Get a free estimate today and see just what American Design and Build can do for you!

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