How to Hire the Right Roofing Company

Making the Right Roofing Decisions

Hiring a Contract

Before selecting a roofing contractor, you should do the following:

  • Plan your project from start to finish;
  • Be specific in explaining exactly what you want;
  • Be sure to approve any architectural plans that may be involved before the contract work begins;
  • Compare costs before making a financial commitment;
  • Discuss bids in detail with each contractor;
  • Ask the contractor for local references and find out if he or she is a member of a professional remodelers association;
  • Contact your Better Business Bureau to learn how long a contractor has been in business;
  • Find out if a contractor is insured against claims covering workers compensation, property damage, and personal liability; and
  • Check with state, county, or city housing authorities to be sure that a contractor meets all area licensing/bonding requirements.

Did you know that Roofing Contractors are ranked by the BBB (Better Business Bureau) as one of the top 10 businesses in the U.S & Canada.

Contract Negotiations

All agreements should be put in writing to protect both the customer and contractor. The written contract should include the following:

  • A thorough description of the work to be done, ie; material; color brand name, style;
  • Agreed starting and finish dates;
  • Total cost
  • Payment terms;
  • Any warranties and guarantees of workmanship;
  • Method of debris and material removal upon job completion;
In addition, make sure the written contract includes:
  • The contractor’s name
  • Address;
  • Telephone number, email and/or fax number;
  • Professional license number;
Things to Remember
  • Never sign a blank contract,
  • Make sure your read all clauses carefully and ask any questions you may have before signing.
  • Retain a copy once it is signed, and file for your records.
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