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How to Hire a Roofing Contractor



  

Even if you're pretty good at DIY tasks, it's critical to hire a roofing company as your small errors can turn into huge mistakes. Before hiring a roofing expert, decide on your type of roofing and set your budget.


If price is your main criterion, it'll be very easy to choose a roofer, but you will definitely have to deal with lots of post-installation issues. To make sure that you pick the best roofer, follow the steps outlined below.


Research and prepare a list


Your research need not be confined to the internet as you can't always rely on it when it comes to doing major projects like roofing. This doesn't mean that you completely avoid the internet though. Aside from the information you find online, be sure to ask your relatives, friends and neighbors for referrals. Choose local contractors as you'll find it easy to ascertain their credentials. Write down your potential roofing contractors.


Contact and carry out interviews


After creating the list, contact all roofers on your list and set up an interview with every one of them. These are some questions to ask during the interviews:


Is your firm registered? It's much easier to trust registered contractors. Ask for their address and registered business name and write it down.


Do you have permits and licenses? If the roofing contractor has the required permits and licenses, then they're probably qualified for the job.




How long have you been doing this? If the contractor is highly experienced, their chances of making mistakes is slim.


Do you have references? You should contact the references to know more about the roofer's quality of work.


What are your costs? Describe the work that needs to be done, and ask for estimates and costs from the roofing expert. You should determine whether the contractor is affordable.


Decide on the contractor


After interviewing several roofers, you should be able to know the pros and cons of each one. The references that the contractor gave you will definitely guide you to make the best decision and it's essential to verify the claims of the references prior to contacting them.


Using all the information you've gathered, compare the roofing contractors. Don't rush to choose a contractor--take as much time as you need. Once you've settled on a contractor, contact them and tell them that you want to use them. Ask your preferred roofing contractor to produce the following items:


Written proposal with vivid description of the job


Number of persons that'll be handling your job


Contact details of the project's supervisor


Length of warranty


Completion date


Never sacrifice quality in order to save some money. With some time and effort, you will definitely land a reliable roofing contractor.