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How to Hire a Roofing Contractor

If you’re fixing a roof leak, or if you’re installing a new roof, don’t ever think of doing it by yourself unless you are a roofer and has the proper equipment. Roofing job is not an easy job, it takes skills and necessary knowledge to fix, repair and install a new roof. That’s why choosing and hiring a commercial roofing contractor is confusing and challenging at the same time. That’s why we made a list for you so you can get the service you deserve and what you paid for.  

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  • Ask for the Insurance 

Once you’re done with your research and referrals, make a list of your prospect contractors. Ask each of them about their insurance, because insurance is a must. Ask them to show you their certificate and call the insurance carrier to confirm their certification. This is important so you would know that part of the cost is protected with a security of coverage.  

  • Choose a Local Contactor 

The best company to hire is a local one. Hiring a contractor in your locality will give you an idea if they have already established reputation and business in your community. There are customers in the past that complained that their warranty vanished or moved. We like to highlight the fact that the warranty of the company is as good as their reputation.  

  • Experience 

We’ve heard this many times, experience is everything. It’s something that money cannot buy in an instant. Skills and experience are learned through time, in a hard way. If you interview a contactor or a company, ask how long they have been in the business and how many projects they have worked on. The more experienced they are, the better the result of the project will be.  

  • Price Is Not Everything 

Although your budget should not be taken lightly, do not choose the contractor based on its price. Cheap offers might lead to more problems in the future. Like we said, you’ll get what you pay for. Those customers who chose a contractor solely based on its price ended up spending more on fixing roofing problems. You won’t experience such problems in the future if you hire a respectable company. You can also ask for the company’s written estimate so you can compare them with the other companies and see who among them have suspected prices.  

  • Avoid Storm Chasers 

Do not choose a roofer who comes knocking at door asking you if you’re looking for a roofer. If you are ever approached by one, call an agent if the roofer is recommended or not. Most often than not, these “roofers” claim to have the skills and can be paid on the cheap price. That should be a warning for you. That’s why you have to do some research first before you pick the right roofer.  

  • Get the Details of the Job 

It’s important to get the details of the job, in writing. This way you would know that you get what you pay for. Do not make payments unless you see that you get what you are promised.