Putting a new roof on your home is an exciting, but daunting task. Choosing the right roofing contractor is a decision you don’t want to get wrong. Follow these three steps to help you make the right choice:
1. Get quotes from reputable contractors
Get recommendations from friends and family and be sure to check online reviews. It’s also important to make sure the company has an A+ rating with the BBB. This will allow you to compare each company and make sure you find the right fit for you. When getting quotes, ask the contractors questions about what materials they would use, whether they’ve done similar jobs, and how long the job will take.
2. Do Your Due Diligence
Check business licenses and look for manufacturer designations. Request proof of insurance, especially worker’s comp and liability. You want to avoid financial liability should an accident happen during the job. Ask for a list of references and past clients to contact.
3. Review and Decide
Once you have quotes and have done your due diligence, it’s time to review each company and decide. While the cheapest contractor might be the best, don’t make your decision based purely on price. Consider the other details such as materials used and reputation in the community.
Once you’ve decided on a contractor, get a contract in writing. Your contract should include details such as payment terms, how long the project will take to complete, materials used, safety precautions, and how the contractor will clean up afterward.