Hiring a Roofing Contractor
If you think that hiring a roofing contractor is just a simple task given, then wait until you are in the situation and learned that most contractors are just claiming to be “professionals”. There are several problems in which homeowners encounter when looking for a roofer including the fact that there are countless of contractors who are uninsured and unlicensed. Well basically, roofers who don’t have proper training to execute the job.
Majority of these unqualified and inexperienced roofers may seem to be competent and skilled and homeowners are misled to working with them. Here are few of the things that you have to take into account to make sure that you would be working only with the best roofers.
Ask recommendations – believe it or not, your coworkers, friends as well as family are excellent sources for finding roofers. If your family or friends were satisfied with a roofer, then there is a big chance that you too as well. It is wise if you can spend time talking to your family and friends and ask couple of questions on the roofing contractor that they have worked with.
When asking questions, ask about if the job has been done on time, was the cleanup thorough and if the roofer agreed to return for back jobs.
References – this one is so valuable when you are in the process of hiring a roofing contractor. It is essential to ask for references and talk to some people who are in that list. While talking to the people in the list, do a quick interview like how the roofer fair on their service, were they able to meet their expectations and so forth. Their answers can actually help you gauge whether you would push through working with the contractor or not.
Check resources online – if you will just be diligent in browsing the web, then you would be able to find websites that are focused on providing valuable information about contractors near you. These websites have compilation of feedback for contractors and oftentimes list the licensed roofers only.
Credentials – in almost every state and city, it is requiring aspiring and current roofing contractors a license. Make it a point that regardless of your prospective contractor, they have a valid license and has to be bonded or insured if ever it is a requirement in your area. Another thing that roofers must have is liability and worker’s compensation insurance. These policies are going to give you peace of mind that even though someone becomes injured while working on your house (hope not), you will not be liable or responsible for anything on them.