Find Possible Contractors
Start with your local phone book to find possible contractors in the roofing business. Look under business listings and make a list of possible contractors who could perform the work. Conduct an Internet search to find additional professionals working in your local area and add these companies to your list. Ask friends and family members for recommendations.
Research every name on your list to begin the process of finding a contractor. Search each company’s name on the Internet to uncover any negative reviews or information connected with the business. Eliminate any companies with negative reviews. Check local licensing bureaus to ensure that every company you consider has the licenses required by your state and local municipality. Call each company to find out their availability. Eliminate any that can’t work during the time frame you need. Find out how long each company has been in business and eliminate any that have not been in existence for at least five years. Request references from each business. Call each client and find out whether the contractor provided high-quality work. Ask about the work team and whether the project was finished within the contracted time. Ask about the current state of the roof after work was concluded to ensure that the roof is performing well. Eliminate any contractors if you receive negative information from previous clients.
Conduct Interviews and Get Quotes
Make an appointment to conduct an interview with all remaining workers on your list and ask for a price quote. Have the representative look at your roof to get a professional opinion about the necessary work, and get quotes in writing that detail the materials and total pricing for the job. Ask about liability and worker’s compensation insurance, and find out if the company uses subcontractors, who would also need liability insurance. Ask about warranties provided for workmanship and materials. Note the contractor’s appearance and demeanor – both should be professional.
Make a Decision
After performing your research, interviewing roofing companies, and receiving quotes, you’ll have the information you need to make a hiring decision. Assess the professional reputation of each company and consider the prices quoted for the work. Although you might think it’s an easy decision to simply hire the worker with the lowest quote, consider the company’s reputation, warranty provided, and experience. Your final decision should be based on a combination of all the information you gathered.
With time and research, you can find the best business to take care of your roofing project. Your effort should help ensure a successful project.