Roofing contractors, like most other things, are all different and unique. Some have built up exceptional businesses and have the branding and the trust of the communities in which they work. Others can be rather unreliable and produce rather shoddy work. Are there ways to determine what your potential roofing contractor is like before you hire them?
- Perhaps the most important part of your home is your roof. It protects you and your loved ones from the elements and is therefore critical to your survival. You just can’t leave its repair, or the installation of a new one, to just anyone. The first thing you need to check on when scouting for a roofing contractor is whether or not they are properly licensed. There are far too many contractors of all types out there who will make the claim to being professional tradesmen. Your risk will greatly increase if you go with anything other than a proven and licensed professional roofing contractor.
- Also included with proper licensing is their proof of insurance and, as an added benefit, if they are bonded. This is a sure and certain sign that these roofing contractors are serious professionals whose work tends to be exceptional as well as professional.
- Checking to see if they are members of the local Chamber and Better Business Bureau will also be good criteria by which to measure. Also, does your potential roofing contractor have an actual place of business?
- Finally, make sure you have a written contract with regard to work to be done as well as expectations of time and money. Also be sure to inquire about any manufacturer’s warranties and guarantees regarding the products they will be using. In the end, you must trust your own instincts but some of the tips and strategies may help you to narrow down the right roofing contractor for you.