While you should be cautious of roofing contractors who do not provide references, some roofing contractors may just be starting out. If references are not provided, you can check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against the contractor. You should also make sure that the contractor is insured (worker's compensation policy as well as liability coverage), as you may otherwise be liable for any injuries that workers incur at your home.
You may also want to discuss a good workmanship warranty with the roofing contractor as a safeguard against any faults with the construction. When you begin to discuss your job, be sure that you receive a written estimate, including a listing of the materials that will be used and the manufacturers' warranties. The estimate should include not only the cost of materials, but also the costs associated with preparing the roof (either to remove the old roof or prepare for laying over the existing roof), as well as the costs of permits and clean up.
Finally, if your job requires a real specialist find some one that has done a similar type of job.
Hiring a Roofing Contractor Quick Tips
- Check References
- Hire someone you are comfortable with
- Find some one that has done a similar type of job
- Check with the Better Business Bureau
- Make sure there are no hidden materials or prep costs
About the Author:
John Dudley Jr. is the owner of United Home Experts. United has a reputation throughout the roofing industry for providing both value and quality in their roofing installation. They are based in Massachusetts, but also serve Rhode Island and New Hampshire. For more information, visit http://www.unitedpainting.net