5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Roofing Contractor

It’s a big decision. Here are 5 keys to choosing the right roofing contractor.
It’s a big decision. Here are 5 keys to choosing the right roofing contractor.

Choosing the right roofing contractor to hire for your home can be quite a daunting task. To help you find the right roofing contractor who will provide you with the best service, we have listed a few tips below. Remember: it’s best to get quotes from three different professional roofing contractors if possible.

1. Look for a local roofing contractor

Make sure that the roofing contractor you choose has a well-established business and reputation in the local community. 

Avoid roofers who are canvassing the neighborhood by knocking on doors looking for jobs. Most of these roofers will want you to sign a letter of intent but be aware that you never have to sign a letter of intent. Rather wait to see the contract and take time to check it thoroughly.

2. Cheap isn’t always best

Choosing a company based on price is not always a good idea, Customers whose only criteria is price often end up spending a lot of extra money fixing problems. An established reputable company would have a workmanship guarantee to cover many of these problems.

3. Insurance is essential 

Make sure to check your roofing contractor’s liability and worker’s compensation insurance certificates.  Confirm with the insurance company that the certificates are valid. You need to know that part of the cost of the roof and the service provided is protected by insurance coverage. Also, make absolute certain that the coverage will remain in effect throughout the entire duration of your project.

4. Communication

Clear communication is vital to the success of any project.  Did they return your calls? Did you receive the documents you requested?  If they still don’t follow through after repeated requests, it is best to walk away. If they can’t give you what you need when they are still trying to get your business, who knows what will happen once they get the job.

5. Scope of work

Ask your roofing contractor for details of the job in writing. Make sure that it includes how long the job will take, what size crew they have and what the expected completion date is.

Discuss the terms of payment prior to the job and don’t hand over funds until the work is completed.  The insurance deductible is the responsibility of the insured and this should be reflected in the quote.  Finally, make sure you are satisfied with the work done.

By doing your homework and asking the right questions upfront, you’ll be well on your way to finding the right professional roofing contractor for your new or replacement roof. Of course, we think you ought to choose Asset Roofing. Give us a call, get an honest quote, and see how we compare.