While it would be great if we could repair all the issues that pop up with our RV over time, the fact of the matter is that sometimes it’s necessary to call in the professionals. It may be that you don’t have the necessary knowledge, the tools/equipment/material, or the time available to complete the job. Whatever your reason for calling in a RV Roof Repair specialist, there are some tips you can follow in order to ensure you find the best person for the job. Let’s take a closer look.
Word of Mouth
One of the best ways to find a specialist is to ask around. Ask your friends who own RVs who they can recommend and even who they may have had a bad experience with. You may want to actually contact a couple of different specialists and ask for references, just be sure to follow up and give those references a call.
Know What to Ask
Of course contacting references and asking family and friends is only helpful if you know what to ask. Be prepared and have a list of questions handy. Some of the questions you may want to ask are:
- Was the work completed in a timely manner? Was it completed in the timeframe the specialist gave?
- Was the final price the same as the price that was quoted?
- Does that specialist offer any sort of customer satisfaction guarantee?
- What kind of supplies does the specialist use? Top quality, or is it cheaper materials?
- Is the specialist easy to contact so you can set up the appointment?
- Does the specialist follow-up after the job is complete?
Having your questions handy will ensure you get the answers you need. You can almost treat it like an interview, and you are the one interviewing your friends/family about the specialist.
Get a Quote in Writing
Once you narrow down your list to a couple, a good idea is to have them come out and offer a quote on the job. Be sure to get that quote in writing so it can’t be forgotten or changed later on. The specialist should offer a free quote, if they don’t you may want to find someone who does.
The quote should contain not only the price of the job but also the timeframe needed, the labor that will be done, and even a list of materials if you want all the details. Ask how long the specialist will honor the quote for, as some offer that price for a limited timeframe only.
Do Some Research of Your Own
It’s also wise to do a little research of your own, this means taking a look at the problem so you can get an idea of just how extensive the damage may be. You can look into the ways in which this problem is usually repaired so you’ll know if the quote the specialist is giving you seems’ reasonable. Look into such things as how to fix an RV roof, materials used on RV roofs, etc.