When your roof needs repairing or replacing, you need a contractor you can trust. With so many roofing companies competing for your business during the North Texas storm season, it's important to know what to look for when making your decision about who to hire. Read on to find out five top things to look for in a roofing contractor.
1. Fair Cost
This may seem like a no-brainer, but aside from just avoiding those contractors who are asking too much money for a job, it's important to ask questions if you're quoted a very low price. How is the contractor able to offer this price? Make sure that the contractor is ordering materials from a reputable supplier and that their employees have the necessary training and skill to complete a quality job.
2. Licensed and Insured
To avoid any legal issues that could arise if an accident happens onsite or your property is damaged, ask to see proof of license and insurance. In most states it is required by law for a roofing company to have a license, but make sure you cover your bases and find out about their insurance coverage as well.
To further ensure you will have a good experience with your contractor, do a little digging and ask to see references. Testimonials from previous customers can help shed light on a contractor's expertise in the field. For further information, try visiting the Better Business Bureau where you should also be able to find any negative reviews.
4. Clean Up
Find out what the contractor plans to do with old materials. It's important to know if there is an additional cost for hauling used pieces away and if this service is offered, when they will do the clean up. Some contractors clean as they go and others wait until the end of the project. You will want to know if you can expect your yard to be a messy jobsite while they complete the roof.
5. Written Contract and Guarantee
Always finalize your agreement with a contractor in writing. A good contractor should draw up a clear and reasonable contract that breaks down costs and gives a timeline for completion. In addition, they should also offer a guarantee that they will be able to come back and take care of any issues that may arise.
EERC provides quality roofing services for the DFW area. Call us today to schedule a consultation at 817-729-7177.
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