5 Ways to Choose a Roofing Contractor
Once you decide to install, repair, or replace your roof, do not rush to hire a roofing contractor. Look for a reputable and experienced contractor. A contractor can save you a lot of headaches. However, choosing a trustworthy, honest, and professional contractor is hard.
The following are the best ways to choose a roofing contractor.
- Local Referrals
Choose a local roofing contractor. Knowing the reputation of local contractors is easy. Why? It is easy to find previous clients of these contractors. Also, they are familiar with local rules and code regulations. And some of them have a good relationship with local suppliers and crews.
- Business License
Before choosing a contractor, check the business license of the contractor. Contractors must have a business license for your local area. If you are not sure about the business licenses required in your local area, contact the licensing board of your local area.
- Proof of Insurance
Installing, repairing, or replacing a roof is a risky job. Some roofers get injured when they are working. To avoid paying their medical bills or paying for damages, hire a roofing contractor that has both liability coverage and worker’s compensation.
Some contractors offer manufacturer warranties that include their workmanship. Some roofing contractors may install your roof incorrectly. It takes months or even years to notice the damage. Insurance does not pay for these damages, so choose a contractor that offers an extensive warranty.
- Don’t Give in to Pressure
Some contractors may pressure you to sign a contract, especially when repairing or replacing your roof. They do not let the insurance company estimate the damage. And they will tell you that they can work with what your insurance settles upon. Make sure it is the right amount. Do not settle for any amount.
You now know how to choose a roofing contractor.