Are you thinking of remodeling your roof? Roofing jobs are quite expensive, and you want to be sure you get your money's worth. Choosing the right roofing contractor is crucial for a successful job. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing a roofing contractor:
Make sure that your roofing contractor has a workers' compensation and liability insurance, and that you see the certificate.
Does this prospect have an established business with a physical address in your area? This ensures that you can make use of your warranty. When you want to use your warranty, you do not want the surprise of discovering that the business that installed your roof is no longer in business.
What are their schedules like? Are they available for you, or are they trying to juggle three jobs at the same time?
Check the contractor's track record. How long have they been in the business? Which jobs have they done recently? Ask to view them.
Also ask for references, including the referees' phone numbers. Call the referees and ask them questions about the job. How satisfied were they with the project? Would they recommend this contractor?
Is the roofing contractor trained in the kind of roofing you want to install? Which professional associations do they belong to? Membership to professional associations shows that they are up to date with the latest industry trends. Choose a contractor that specializes in your type of roof repair, whether that means you're looking for a metal roof repair specialist or a clay tile installer.
Beware of low prices. Prices have to be reasonable to cover overhead. Overly low quotes are a red flag. It would help to get several quotes and compare the prices.
Have a written contract giving details of the job such as the size of the crew, duration of the job, protection of plants, disposal of debris etc. Do not pay for the job till you're satisfied.
You can pay a certain amount upfront, such as the cost of materials and pay the rest once the job is complete and you are satisfied.
Make sure you get a warranty for leaks, defects, and minor repair jobs.
How communicative are the prospective contractors? Do they communicate when they should? Do they return your calls or call when they say they would?
A good roofing job will add to your home's curb appeal. On the other hand, a poorly done roof job is clearly visible and will be costly to redo. Make sure you get it right the first time; choose the right contractor.Share
26 January 2018
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