Roofing a house is an expensive affair. It is also a very sensitive part of the house because it can cause damage by caving in if not properly installed or it can expose the house to weather elements causing damage to your belongings. A properly installed roof also insulates your house and can save you energy expenses in the long run. This is why you need to have the best contractors working on your roofing project. Here are some pointers to help you get the very best.
This is a very crucial aspect of the company that you should not overlook. They should have insurance that protects their workers and the homeowner incase something was to happen. In the case that the contractors are not insured then the homeowner might be left to bear the burden of catering for damages or hospital bills of the workers in case an accident occurred.
Ensure that the contractor that you want to use is licensed as a roofing contractor. Considering how sensitive roofing can be, some states might require the roofing contractors to have licenses that indicate they are allowed to participate in the trade. This license will be different from the usual business license. Check if your state requires the contractors to be licensed and ask your contractor if they are. A contractor who is not licensed might be facing some violations. You can be keen enough when it comes to your safety.
Ask the contractor for references and follow up to learn their experiences with the contractor. Also ask if they have a website or any other online presence which you can visit and scrutinize for references or complaints. You might even visit one of the references who is close to you and ask the most pertinent questions. Ask how the service was provided? Were there any hidden charges? How does the workmanship hold? What was the warranty on the work done and so much more.
Consider if the company offers any kind of warranty on the roofing job and if any ask for how long. Also get to know what really the warranty covers.
When you work with a company that has been in business for long, you are at peace knowing that your work is not being handled by first timers. It is therefore important that you check on the experience of the contractors. Ask them how long they have been in business. Besides that ask if they have handled the kind of roof that you want. Also you could ask if the contractor has ever installed a roof with a structure like yours whether it is the very steep one or the flat one. Do not hold back on asking even if they have had bad experiences where they have installed a roof and it failed and get to know why that happened. Ask them also about their improvements over the years. What makes them the best in the industry and what sets them apart from the others?