Tips of Choosing a Roofing Contractor
There is the need to get back to normal and perform the required roofing repairs after a damaging storm. Finding the right person to do the job is one of the biggest problem homeowners face. Instead of choosing the first contractor who comes knocking on your door, you need to do a proper study for a contractor who is truthful, open and skilled. With the help of the tips below, you will be able to select a contractor who is reputable and can be trusted to perform quality work.
Pick a contractor with a local office since they are aware of the local rules and code regulations. With the locals being familiar with the services of the contractor, there is less chance of potential isssues or scams. It even makes it a lot easier to contact them in case a problem arises in the future. See for yourself the work of the contractor, from the homes of past clients whose list you have been provided after visiting the local office. The contractor you choose should have a good build up reputation in the community.
Do not let price dictate on who to hire, rather let the quality do. Deciding to go for cheap will have you pay extra money to fix the shoddy work in the future since at the end, you get what you pay for. Its quite expensive to hire solid companies, due to insurance and other certifications. Contractor who are working by themselves will charge cheaper but in the long run results to a faulty work which may be difficult to fix.
Avoid ‘storm chasers’ contractors who often come through an area that has been affected by a storm, knocking on your door to sell their services. These type of contractors are out there looking for an easy sale yet they cannot provide their customers with a list of satisfied clients. Get referral from a happy client before choosing a roofer to avoid hiring poor quality services that are after your money.
The contractor should present to you the worker’s compensation and liability insurance for their business, as well as the certificates and licenses. Call the insurance carrier to confirm this. With this, you will be aware of the charges for the roof and the services being provided to you. Hiring a contractor who is insured means that you will not be liable for the injuries in case someone takes a fall. Property damage will also be compensated.
Know your material choices in terms of the color and styles of the shingles you install. At your best interest, the contractor should offer you different shingles options to choose from. Add resale value to your home by choosing quality shingles.