15 May What to Look For When Choosing a Roofing Contractor
Finding a reliable roofing contractor can be a difficult task to achieve. While it seems that many contractors work on their own schedule and in the way most convenient to them, Eagle Rivet roofing contractors are considerate to our customers, and we pride ourselves on our professionalism.
Is the Roofing Company Insured?
This is the first question you always want to ask the company in case there is an emergency. The roofing contractor should be registered and you can ask for their registration number. The roofer should be licensed, bonded, and insured. Copies of these should be distributed to the client before work is done on the house.
Ask if the Roofing Materials are Covered Under a Warranty
Find out beforehand if a company’s roofing materials are covered under a warranty, this will potentially save you a lot of money and hassle. Most roofing materials are covered under a warranty, however, you do not want to find out last minute that they are not covered. Different materials protect from different elements, and also have different warranties.
Get an Estimate Before Having Work Done on Your Roof
Have an estimate in writing, to make sure the end payment isn’t too far off the estimate. The estimate is the roofer’s educated guess on the cost of the job. Estimates are given to customers to help keep the roofing contractor on track as well as ensure there are no surprises or disputes about the cost of the project.
Ask the Roofer When the Job will Start and Finish
Find out an estimate of the dates your roof will be worked on before the work starts. You can negotiate on a completion date before you begin the project. Ask if there is anything you need to do to prepare your home before they start. Also find out if cleanup is stated in the contract, which you may be able to add on to a contract.
If the roofing contractor passed all of these steps, then it is safe to say that you found a reliable roofing contractor. You are now on your way to having a safely installed roof to enjoy for years to come! For a commercial and residential roofing contractor that you can trust, contact Eagle Rivet today!