How to Get the Best Roofing Contractor.
When it comes to choosing a roofing contractor, its not an easy task as one would think. Selecting a commercial roofing contractor that is not professional can cost you much more than you think. Just because a roofing contractor is professional, it does not mean they should cost you an arm and leg.
Asking the right questions will ensure you get the right roofing contractor. Below are 8 questions you should ask a roofing contractor.
Is the license the roofing contractor is using from your state? Most states will require a roofing contractor to be licensed before offering any services. Asking the roofing contractor to give you a copy of their license and checking it is current is important. You can seek legal help if the roofing contractor does not perform a good job.
Also, the roofing company should have a workman’s workers compensation. Did you know it is a requirement by the law for all roofing companies to offer workman’s comp to their staff? The workers can sue if they get injured when working on your roof.
Does the company have a general liability insurance? The insurance cover will come in handy if any damages occur to your property during the process. To protect yourself from been sued by the workers due to failure by the roofing contractor to pay them, ask for lien waiver.
The location of the roofing contractor is another factor you should put into consideration. There are several benefits of hiring a contractor who is based locally. The roofing contractor can show you some of the businesses they have installed roofs for from your area. A good roofing contractor will have a business card that has their physical office location. Using online search engine, you can confirm if the address on the business card of the contractor is the right one. If you have an emergency, a roofing contractor based in your area will take less time to get there. In addition, in case the whether is not good they can return another time when the weather gets better.
Does the commercial roofing company offer detailed estimated price in writing? You can easily check the price of each task. This will help in comparing prices from different commercial roofing company.
Do they remove the old roof?
How will the company protect your gutters during the roof installation?
Asking the commercial roofing company how they will protect your property during the roof installation is important. There are several equipment that a roofing company uses that can damage your property. Go for a company that is willing to do repairs in case of any damage.