Need to hire a roofer? These four tips will help make your selection process easier:
1. Insurance is a must.
Make sure that your contractor has worker’s compensation and liability insurance. Ask to see the certificates and actually call the insurance carrier to confirm that they are valid. This keeps all bids on a level playing field, knowing that part of the cost of the roof and the service being provided to you is protected with the security of coverage.
2. Choose local contractor.
Make sure that the company that you choose is local. This means that they are not just operating locally now, but have an established business and reputation in the community.
3. Price isn’t everything.
Never choose a company based on price. Cheap bids drive down the market and anyone with overhead and proper insurance has to establish pricing to cover such costs.
4. Get job details in writing.
Both belong to you and you should be in control. We suggest that you don’t pay everything until the work is complete and satisfactory. Make sure that you are satisfied with the result and that the terms of payment were discussed prior to the job and adhered to by both parties.
Make sure that you ask how long a job will take. You need to have a clear idea of what size crew that they have and a completion day.
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