Getting yourself a new roof for a house is a serious investment that requires thorough research before hiring a company that will take care of it. Imagine how inconvenient would be if you would have hired a company that is not insured and that does not possess the required licenses? In order to avoid this possible problem, there are several things you can pay attention to and get your job done efficiently. Of course, there are a lot of professional roofing companies but can you be sure that you are hiring the right one?
Check the address and liability of a company
A lot of “imaginary” companies do not have their company address presented as it is possible that someone would check this. Try to find the physical address, telephone number, tax identification number as well as the proof of roofing license to ensure that you will work with the professional business.
Also, make sure to ask for the proof of insurance (worker’s compensation for example). If a contractor does not have the right insurance, you are responsible for compensation and payment for all kinds of accidents that occur during the work on your house.
A proper license and financial stability are must
Make sure that you do not start any negotiations or business unless the contractor possesses the license that allows it to operate and conduct business legally. Each state could have different regulations and requirements and your duty is to check the Licensing
Board whether the name of a company actually exists in the directory of all licensed companies. As the roofing business often involves bigger amounts of money to be involved, your contractor must have a strong financial foundation.
You have the full right to ask the contractor to show his financial status as proof that it will provide the legal and professional service.
Find the references and the earlier works
There is no better way to determine whether you are dealing with the professional company that finding the earlier works. A company that has a proven and clear record of the earlier customers and references is a professional company that will provide you with the professional service.
You can ask satisfied customers about the quality and performance of the contractor you are planning to hire, as this is the best way to check the company’s quality. If you get the positive message from the earlier customers, you can be sure that you are on a good way.
Request the thorough explanation of the project
This lets you see if the company is serious about business but you can also find out about the general procedure of the work. Ask the professionals to explain their work procedure as well as the way of applying the quality control process. You should have the name of the main person who will take care of your project, as well as the number of workers who will work on your roof. Make sure that the insurance is included to protect the workers, but also yourself from the excessive expenses that might arise.