Did you know that the national average cost to replace a roof is $7,211? This is why finding the best professional roofer is a must because the last thing you need is to have a bad repair job that requires you to change your roof a lot sooner than expected. We put together this guide to share the top tips when choosing a local roofing contractor.
Keep reading to learn the best tips for finding the best roofing company.
A professional roofer will go through training (even if it is not required) to ensure that they know how to do the best possible job when they are working in the field. Do not be afraid to ask your potential roofing contractor what training they have been through.
The last thing you need is to hire someone that does not carry liability insurance or worker’s compensation. If a situation arises you want to make sure that your home is protected. For example, if the contractor is injured while they are working on your roof their worker’s compensation policy will cover that injury.
Or in the event that your home is damaged while they are completing the work their general liability insurance will cover the damages.
You want to make sure that you have the proper permits for your roofing job. If you ever come across a contractor that suggests skipping the permits in order to save some money – go with another contractor.
Go to your local building authority or call them to make sure that you are aware of what you need. Keep in mind that most regions in the United States will require a building permit for repairs.
4. Written Contracts
Ask if they will provide you with a written contract because if they do not want to give you a contract in writing – run. Having a contract in writing will protect you as the homeowner. Make sure that the contract has the payment schedules clearly outlined, the list of subcontractors (if any), a start and end date, and the roofing materials that they will be using.
Do not sign a contract that does not list the materials because you want to make sure they are installing what you agreed on and not something cheaper to save themselves money. If you are worried about your landscaping and garden/s then make sure that the contract includes details on how they will be protected. Also, make sure that it includes who will be doing the cleanup.
Ready to Choose a Professional Roofer?
We hope that now that you have our top tips for choosing a professional roofer, you are feeling more confident in your search. Remember to not rush the process because your roof is a very important part of your home.
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