Before installing a new roof or having repairs made, a contractor must be carefully evaluated:
Check for a permanent place of business, telephone number, tax I.D. number and business license.
Ask for Certificates of Insurance for both liability and Worker’s Compensation insurance. Make sure the coverages are in effect and current.
Check that the contractor is properly registered and bonded.
Ask for former client references and a list of completed projects. Call these references and ask if they were satisfied.
Always get a detailed, written proposal. Check it thoroughly for complete descriptions of the work, including starting and completion dates and payment procedures.
Look carefully at the type of material quoted and its price. Make sure you are quoted for the exact product you request. Have the contractor list the roofing manufacturers with which his firm is a licensed or approved applicator. Some roof systems require special application expertise.
Have the contractor explain his quality-control procedures.
Contact the Better Business Bureau to check for complaints filed against the contractor.
Carefully read and understand any roofing warranty offered, and check for provisions that would void the warranty.
Resist the urge to make a decision based on price alone. Be skeptical about lowest bids or those considerably lower than others written for the same work. These contractors often are uninsured and perform substandard work. Remember, price is only one of the criteria for selecting a roofing contractor. Professionalism, experience, and quality workmanship should also weigh heavily in your decision.
You may also contact the National Roofing Contractor’s Association at 1-800-USA-ROOF.
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