When you choose a contractor for your roof, you must choose an experienced one. This is because an experienced contractor will know his or her job well and will protect your home from outside elements. Try to find someone who has years of experience and have a good local reputation.
STEP 1 – LICENSES
First you need to verify whether the roofing contractor has all the necessary business licenses for your area. If you are not sure what the licenses are then contact your local licensing board to find out. You can also check out their websites. You need to verify the license of the contractor by verifying the tax identification number and business contact details.
STEP 2 – INSURANCE
See whether the contractor has the roofing insurance, including liability and compensation coverage. Ask the roofing contractor to provide you with proof of insurance, including worker’s compensation and liability coverage. Roof installation and repair is a sensitive and risky work. Insurance is a mandatory item to consider in this case.
STEP 3 – PROJECT DURATION
Check whether it covers everything within the period of project. You can contact the Department of Professional Regulation to find out the contractor’s reputation. Find out whether the contractor is approved of installing the roof. Some kinds of roofing need special training, licenses and certifications. Check the contractor has all these.
STEP 4 – BUDGETING
Get a detailed proposal from the contractor that will include details of all the information regarding the project. It should include the start of the project, when it’s going to end, the materials needed, safety procedures taken, payment method, cleanup schedules etc.
Research to find out whether the fees, services, warranties, etc. of different contractors and select the one that’s suitable for you. Do not finalize your decision on the lowest bid, as you might not get a good service.