Tips for Hiring a Roofing Contractor.
The whole process of choosing a roofing contractor can be a daunting task. Going for unqualified commercial roofer can cost you in the long run. It is important you choose a commercial roofing company that will do a good job, without costing you much.
Asking the right questions will ensure you get the right roofing contractor. Below are 8 questions you should ask a roofing contractor.
Is the license the roofing contractor is using from your state? Most states will require a roofing contractor to be licensed before offering any services. Is the roofing contractor using a current license? You can seek legal help if the roofing contractor does not perform a good job.
Does the roofing company have a workman’s compensation insurance? All roofing company are required to offer workman’s comp to their staff. In case the workers get injured and they don’t have a workman’s comp you will be required to pay for their medical bills.
Checking if the roofing company has a general liability insurance is important. You will be covered from an damage that may occur on your property. To protect yourself from been sued by the workers due to failure by the roofing contractor to pay them, ask for lien waiver.
Checking if the roofing contractor operates locally is also important. Did you know its better to hire a roofing contractor based in your area compared to one based in another area? The roofing contractor can show you some of the businesses they have installed roofs for from your area. A good roofing contractor will have a business card that has their physical office location. It is important you verify the physical location is legit. If you have an emergency, a roofing contractor based in your area will take less time to get there. In addition, in case the whether is not good they can return another time when the weather gets better.
Checking if the roofing contractor offers a detailed price estimate in writing is important. You can easily check the price of each task. With a list, it will be easier to do a price comparison.
Ensure the roofing contractor you have settled for removes the old roof before placing a new one.
A good company will use ladder standoffs and stabilizers, to protect your gutters.
How will the roofing company shield your property from damage? There are several equipment that a roofing company uses that can damage your property. Go for a company that is willing to do repairs in case of any damage.