8 Awesome Tips to Help Homeowners Choose the Right Roofing Contractor

One of the biggest challenges homeowners face when looking to replace their current roof is finding the right vendor to do the job. Finding the right roofing contractor in New Jersey means doing your homework to make sure the roof is completed in a timely fashion, the roof comes with a manufacturer’s warranty, and the company is local and can service the roof in the future.

A-Top Roofing & Construction has been providing roof repair and replacement in Central New Jersey for over 35 Years. We have decided to create a list to help ensure you take the proper steps when selecting a great roofing contractor.

Go local. There is less chance of a scam or other potential issues if you hire a local roofing contractor who is familiar with the local township ordinances, local and state code regulations and is familiar with the style of your home and it’s roof type.

Brand Names. Manufacturers’ designations are considered a badge of honor in the roofing business. Contractors like A-Top Roofing & Construction must pass stringent requirements to be factory certified. GAF, for instance, enforces their top designation by only allowing 2% of roofing contractors per market to be recognized as Master Elite® Contractors.

BBB Ratings. Checking with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) is key. Stay away from contractors who do not have a BBB score. Making sure the roofing contractor has a great score will give you the confidence you need choose a reliable contractor.

The Warranty. Not all roofing contractors can offer a manufacturers’ warranty. By having an extensive warranty, you are protecting your family in case something happens and you need insurance coverage to repair or replace your roof.

“A Master Elite® Contractor can offer one of the longest workmanship warranties on the market—the Golden Pledge® Warranty.”

Andrew Ferrara, President A-Top Roofing and Construction

Safety First. If you are looking for the best roofing company or contractor in NJ, safety training and safety programs should be part of your selection process. GAF offers specialized training through CARE (Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence).

Insurance and Licenses. The roofing contractor you select should have insurance for all employees and subcontractors. They should easily be able to provide you with a certificate of insurance. Roofing contractors Like A-Top Roofing & Construction are required to hold an appropriate level of insurance by GAF. As a Master Elite Contractor, Workers Compensation and General Liability Coverage will protect your family in case of an accident.

No Pressure. Beware of any roofing contractor applying pressure for you to sign a contract. Be wary of any roofing contractor trying to get you to finance a roof that is overpriced to begin with.

Materials. Any reputable roofing contract will give you choices of many roofing options, materials and even warranties. The style and color of roofing shingles can have a dramatic effect on the resale value of your home. As a GAF Master Elite Contractor, A-Top Roofing & Construction has an impressive array of designer colors and styles for you to choose from.

With home values going up in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties, it is more important than ever to protect your home as an investment and with maximum curb appeal. A-Top Roofing & Construction has been the best choice in roofing contractors throughout Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore Area for over 35 years. We offer competitive pricing and the highest installation standards in the business and have been serving our community since 1986.

For more information on A-Top Roofing & Construction and the services we offer, visit our website.


GAF, North America’s largest quality roofing manufacturer, has given A-Top Roofing and Construction their GAF “Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence” award EVERY year since 2004. In addition, we have also received the GAF Master Elite Installation Excellence Award, the GAF Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence Award, and the GAF Master Elite Consumer Training Excellence Award.