How to Choose the Right Roofing Contractor 

» Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Roofing Contractor | 0 comments

A roofing system is one of the biggest and most important investments you can ever have in your life. However, before you spend thousands of dollars, you will need to look for a reliable and professional roofing contractor first. If you hire an expert for your roofing project, you can be able to relax and sleep peacefully knowing that your entire project is in the hands of professionals.

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When selecting a roofing company, you will need to allocate enough time to learn and evaluate how roofing contractors work. You should look for a contractor that has many years of experience and has already built a solid reputation in your area. In this article, we will help you get the kind of results you are expecting to receive after your roofing project – a high quality roofing system at a reasonable, fair price. While it is true that not all roofing companies are alike, the roofing experts recommend that you shortlist certain roofing companies so you can easily pick the right one that meets and even exceeds your expectation and requirements. The following guide will help you choose the right professional roofing contractor for your residential or commercial property:

1. Check for a permanent telephone number, place of business, a business license (if applicable), and tax identification number.

2. Do not hesitate to ask any proof of insurance from a roofing company. As a matter of fact, you should insist on seeing copies of the compensation certificates for its workers, as well as liability coverage. On the other hand, you should also take note that the US compensation laws for workers usually vary per state. Therefore, it is best that your consult the law of your state in order to determine the compensation insurance requirements of the workers. Ensure that all insurance covers are effective for the entire duration of the project. A lot of home and building owners have been legally challenged involving uninsured roofing companies. In addition to that, if the roofing contractor is not insured properly, you might also be liable for any accident that might occur during your roofing project, right on your property.

3. Always check if the roofing company is properly bonded or licensed. Some states actually have certain licensing requirements, while others do not. The licensing board or Department of Professional Regulation in your state also holds this information.

4. Make sure that the roofing company you choose is financially stable. A reputable roofing company can be able to provide current and up to date financial information about the company as a whole.

5. Look for a roofing company that has a proven trusted track record, which offers client a list of completed works, as well as client references. Right these clients in order to know whether they were satisfied with the service or not.

6. Insist on a written, detailed project proposal and contract, as well as study it for complete specifications and descriptions of the project, including payment procedures and approximate starting as well as completion dates.

7. Have the roofing company list down their roofing suppliers or manufacturers, where his business is an approved and licensed distributor and installer. Most roof systems need special application experience and knowledge in order to achieve a longer lasting quality. That is the reason why this step is very important.

8. Have the roofing company explain their method of quality control procedures as well as roofing project supervision. You can also request to know the name of the roofing agent, who will be assigned to do your project, as well as estimated completion time and how many workers are required in order to complete the entire project in a specified period of time.

9. Check to see if the roofing company is a member of some national or regional industry associations like NRCA. When a certain roofing contractor is a member of any industry association, it demonstrates great professionalism and commitment, leading to a more trustworthy client-contractor relationship.

10. You can try calling your local Department of Professional Regulation or Better Business Bureau to check if there are any filed complaints against the roofing contractor.

11. Carefully read and study all roofing warranties that are offered to you by the roofing contractor, and watch out for provisions that would possibly void its effectiveness.

12. Choose a roofing contractor that is committed to worker education and safety. Ask the roofing company what kind of safety training they provide for their workers as well as what certain industry education programs and training their workers have attended.



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