5 Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Written by on March 13, 2019 in News Flash with 0 Comments

Are you looking to install a new roof or repair an old one? Well, thank the heavens because you’ve landed on a gem.

Roofing is an expensive undertaking not to mention the fact that a roof will protect you from extreme elements. However, many people don’t know where to start when shopping for a roofing contractor.

Worry not because this guide will provide you with tips from a pro-roofer you must know before putting pen to paper.

1) Shortlist Your Potential Contractors

When searching for a suitable roofing contractor, chances are you’ll end up with tons of proposals after enquiring about their services. however, this doesn’t mean you have to go with the first one you who sends you a reasonable quote.

Instead, list these contractors, preferably ten. These are the ones you’ll want to interrogate further to choose the ultimate contractor.

To shortlist them, use known criteria such as online customer reviews, whether they have insurance coverage, their rating on the Better Business Bureau and those jumping on the deal even without laying eyes on the property.

2) Narrow Down Even Further

After shortlisting your potential contractors, narrow down even more. This time, with strict criteria to get your list down to three. To do this, ask them about their experience in the industry, the references they can offer you and whether they’ll have a point man for the project whom you can communicate with during the project.

3) Get a Quote

Ask for a quote from your finalists. For this, they’ll have to visit your property to ascertain the damage or the extent of work. Don’t just sit there sipping your coffee, tag along as they inspect the premises.

The reason for this is to make sure they don’t include anything you don’t need. Also, while tagging along, you’ll have the opportunity to know whether they know what they’re doing.

You can visit website for more information on the services they offer and compare them to what you’ll see on the ground.

A qualified and experienced roofer will assess the interior and exterior of the roof, gutters included. This will allow them to come up with a true estimate.

4) Put it in Writing

A written document ensures you have proof in case disagreements arise. In addition, the contract and the estimate must come through as soon as possible. Anything later than a week means they aren’t ready or interested in your project. Discard them.

An estimate will also allow you to get the most competitive price among the finalists.

5) Cleanup

One of the most important inclusions in the contract is the post work cleanup. After the construction project, there’ll be a mountain of debris and all sort of waste material.

If you’re left with this dirt in your compound, then it means you’ll have to clean up a mess you didn’t create. Either by yourself or by hiring a cleaning service. Hence, if the contract doesn’t include a cleanup, insist that the contractor include it.

With these expert tips, you’ll have an easy time selecting the best roofing contractor available in the market. In addition, you’ll have peace of mind knowing an expert handled the project.

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