Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor
Selecting and installing materials for a new roof is not something that most people think of until a roof starts leaking or it becomes damaged due to severe storms. Therefore it’s essential to rely on your roofing contractor to select and recommend the best materials for your roof and for your budget. Reputable roofers such as TRW Construction and Roofing will readily provide you with answers to questions about products as well as their operational methods. When selecting a roofing contractor, consider the following points.
Interview the Owner or Representative
Don’t choose a roofer simply based on a quote. Take time with the owner or salesperson and ask about the company’s experience, philosophy, how quickly they work, etc. Verify the company’s name and address and make sure it has an actual physical office. It’s also helpful to have a contractor that’s nearby in the unlikely event of a problem.
Is the Contractor Licensed and Insured?
Make sure that the contractors you interview have the proper licenses to work in your state as this is another way of ensuring that their operation is credible. In addition, ask if the company carries comprehensive liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance to protect you in the event of a roofing accident. Ask to see the certificate as proof. Without this precaution a worker injured on your property could sue you for medical bills. If your area does not require contractors to be licensed, ask if the contractor is a member of any local business organizations.Another important consideration is whether the contractor is a member of any local or national roofing organizations as this indicates whether the company stays abreast of current trends.
Obtain Multiple Quotes
Get at least three or four quotes and compare them carefully, looking at items such as quality of shingles, underlayment, etc. The most inexpensive quotes may have inferior product, so make sure you are comparing apples to apples.