Roofing Companies: Find The Contractor That Is Right for You

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Replacing a roof is one of the more expensive maintenances that must be done on a home. The amount of labor and skill involved in having this sort of job completed requires the hiring of one of the local roofing companies because the risk of damage is great if the job is not done correctly. Unfortunately, among the large number of available  roofing  companies you may come across, there are bound to be a number of disreputable or inferior  contractors . In order to be sure you are receiving the highest quality work at the most reasonable price, there are a number of things to consider. Until you have thoroughly completed this checklist of qualifications, do not sign a contract or pay out any money.

To begin your search, ask around for recommendations. Often neighbors, friends and family can recommend a good contractor or at least warn you against any that are not good.

When interviewing potential roofing companies, start off by requesting proof of liability insurance and workers’ compensation. The last thing you want is for someone to be injured or something to be damaged and you to have to cover the cost under your homeowner’s policy. Also, check to see if the business is bonded and licensed for contracting work. This is available through the state licensing board.

Also request a business license and tax ID to verify that the contractor you are hiring is legitimate. You should also confirm that the business has a physical address and a phone number that someone can be reached at in case of questions or concerns.

Additionally, feel free to ask for customer referrals from the company that you can call and ask about the quality of their work. Many roofing companies will have a list of clients who will vouch for their craftsmanship. Follow this up with a call to the Better Business Bureau to make sure that no complaints have been filed or the nature of any that have been filed.

Finally if you feel that you are comfortable with considering someone, ask for a written estimate and examine it closely. Your decision should not be motivated solely by cost because you want a quality job. The probability is that if the bid seems too good to be true it probably is. Be sure to get an estimate from multiple companies that have passed your preliminary research and compare bids. Go with not only the most reasonably priced but with whichever of the roofing companies you feel you can trust.

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Source by Andrew Stratton