What to look for in a roofing company?
When looking for the roofing company, you have to be aware of the important factors to consider before you give the company a job. Ask the company if they have a written warranty from the manufacturers, insurance for the general liability, insurance workers compensation, roofing credentials, business license, roofing testimonial and local references.
You have to deal only with the insured and licensed contractors. You have to see if the roofer has a track record of the roofing as well as the contractor jobs with the builder you want to use. If you get the list of the clients of the company, you can then call them and ask what they think about the job that has been done for their roof.
You can get the recommendation from a friend, a co-worker, neighbor and relative. Other companies that can also help you are the Home builders association, claims adjusters and insurance agents.
If you are considering using any roofing company:
- You have to see if there is no complaint that has been booked against the company.
- You have to review your contract before you sign it.
- You have also to remember oral promises
- You have to get an estimate before you can let any worker into your home.
- If you are considering more than one company, you have to look for the price variations but you should not always go for the lowest bid without considering other factors.
Sign a contract with the roofing company before the work begins
You should get a copy of the contract before the job begins. You should not use the contractor who says that you should pay for the entire job before it begins. Normally you may pay only 1/3 deposit and not more. You have to pay only for the final amount when the job is already completed and you are satisfied. You should not pay by cash but you should pay using a credit card or a check. You should know if you are paying for temporary or permanent repairs. Some roofing company may encourage you to spend less on temporary repairs but in the end, you may pay up more than if you have paid the permanent repairs at once.
After signing the contract, you should take it to an attorney, a relative and a friend. If you want to use a loan to pay for a company, you should not give your home to act as a collateral. This is because if you cannot pay for the loan, then you can lose it. In case of the storm, it is important to know where the storm was moving since the roofs that faced the storm will get more damages.
If you need to use the company, you should not rush into signing any contract. You have to be careful of the company which will try to make you understand that it will be better for you to use an insurance company to cover for the roof. Check if the company has a roofing license before they work on your roof. You have also to take time also to consider the reputation of the roofing company.