Can you imagine a house with no roof? As many of us knew, the roof of a certain house or building is its first line of protection from any natural threat which includes strong wind, heavy rains, hail, fire, snow, ice or even extreme heat. However, it may be considered as the most defenseless portion of the house. As a result of its daily exposure to the changing weather conditions, the roof may be at risk of decay and damage, worst will be the damage on its contents below.
Because of the need to ensure a quality roof that will last longer, here comes the demand of choosing the best roofing contractor.
Commonly, when we want to find out the quality of one’s work, we evaluate its past performances. And that is what we are going to apply in evaluating the quality of the work of a certain roofing contractor. Surely there will be a long list of yours of the references, as their work will certainly speak of their quality. However, choose one reference that is much older than the others so that you can check out for yourself its durability and quality through time.
Aside from that, you must look for a roofing contractor that really fits you. Selecting a contractor that you are not at ease to negotiate with can be problematic. Also, choose the contractor that has several best references that proves its genuine track record, quality and expertise.
Likewise, in case you may hear negative comments which are consistent regarding a certain contractor from your references, do not overlook them. You might be able to use these reviews later on as you finally decide what to choose.
Additionally, better to be sure that the contractor is free from any complaints by referring to the Better Business Bureau, since there are also roofing contractors who are not providing their references. Nevertheless, you should confirm that the contractor is insured, which will protect you from any liabilities whenever there are cases of accidents or injury of the workers during the construction.
In addition, you may need to obtain a contractor’s warranty as a protection against any unexpected errors with the roof installation. When there are mistakes committed by the contractor in installing the roof, these damages will surely take a lot of years for them to show up, and insurance will not reimburse them. Finally, you must obtain a copy of the written estimate from the contractor which includes the list of the materials and their respective costs, the cost of preparing the roof, along with the costs of other permits and cleaning up.