Make Sure the Roofer is Prepared

By: Andy Kaplan

The best way to ensure that your roofer is prepared to handle your project is to hire a roofing contractor with experience. You should always ask for references from previous customers and then call those customers to hear their experiences first hand. You should ask the references questions regarding how long it took until the project was completed, whether or not they have had any serious problems since using the roofer, and if the written estimate was a true description of the final cost of the project. One of the best questions to ask is whether or not the customer feels that the roofing company or roofer could be described as trustworthy. By taking the time to contact the roofer's references, you can make certain that you are contracting with a professional roofer that is prepared and performs quality work.

You should always double check the written estimate for detailed explanations regarding the project and ask any questions that you may have before you agree to contract with the roofer.

The best way to ensure that the roofer is prepared for your project is to take a close look at the estimate and make certain that you feel comfortable with the work, the price of materials, and that the roofer is purchasing enough materials to complete the project in a timely manner.

To make sure that the roofer is prepared, you should ask for verification of needed building permits, insurance, workman's compensation insurance for any subcontractors or employees, and look for a contractor that is bonded. If a roofer fails to show you any of these items, there is a very good chance that the roofing company is not adequately prepared for your job, and if any accidents were to occur, you could be held liable. You should understand that some roofers may carry certain insurance for their workers, but if it is not specifically general liability insurance or workman's compensation insurance, you will be held responsible for any injuries. Be sure to see all proof of insurance before entering a contract with the roofing company.

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