5 Essential Tips for Finding the Best Roofing Contractor

5 Essential Tips for Finding the Best Roofing Contractor

Whether you need your roof replaced or repaired, you need a reliable roofing contractor to get the job done. You may have a lot of options to choose from, which can be overwhelming. To help you out, here are some tips to help you find the right contractor for your roof: 


Check for License and Insurance


A roofing contractor must have a license to operate, as well as insurance should anything happen while they are working on your roof. When looking for a roofing contractor, ask for proof of license and insurance and make sure that these are current and valid. You can verify this by calling the insurance company if the contractor has existing and up-to-date insurance coverage. The license is crucial as well because this is proof that the contractor can get the job done correctly. 


Ask for a Detailed Written Estimate


Make sure that the contractor provides you a written estimate that is properly detailed. You want to know where every cent goes and you’ll want to determine if the price given to you is just right. There are some contractors that will have flexibility built-in to allow adjustments should something come up in the middle of the project. 


Check the Warranty


If you will have the roof replaced, the warranty should not be less than 25 years. Of course, this is considering that the contractor will use the latest roof shingles, which should last for at least 25 years.

For roof repair, the warranty coverage will vary, so make sure to compare warranty lengths before you sign a deal with a contractor. 


Get All the Necessary Contact Details


You want to ensure that you can easily reach out to the roofing contractor at any point in time, so asking for their contact details is crucial. Get their local phone number, address, and website and keep it on file.  You will be surprised that some roofing contractors don’t even have a proper business phone set up, and it’s best to stay away from contractors such as these. You want to work with an established contractor, and one way to ensure that is if they have proper business contact details. The website can also say a lot about the contractor’s reputation, so it would be great to check that out first, and if you have more time, check out the contractor on social networks, too. Reviews are another great way to determine if a contractor is reputable or not, so it’s important to read them before signing anything with a contractor.


Ask for Client References


It is only practical to hire a roofing contractor that has been in the industry for years. Aside from experience, they should also have a lot of clients under their belt that you can reach out to. Ask for client references and reach out to the most recent ones to inquire about the contractor’s services and how satisfied they are with the job. 


Whether you’re replacing it or having it repaired, your roof is a significant investment. That’s why you need to have a roofing contractor that knows how to get the job done right. Use these tips to find the right roofing contractor that will provide you with the best service. 

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