How to Choose the Right Roofing Contractor

Sep 19, 2019Blog, FAQ's

Roofing contracts are a large investment for any homeowner, and it is vital to hire someone you can trust with a large project.

Revive Restoration understands the sensitivity of each project for a family home. In this article, we’ve put together five essential questions to ask when you are out choosing a trusted contractor to handle your roofing project.

1. Do You Have Full Coverage Roofing Insurance?

This is the number question you will want to ask any contractor when hiring. This is important in case one of the crew members falls off on your property. If they don’t have insurance, this makes you more vulnerable and they could sue you. If a contractor does have insurance and operates ethically, they will be able to provide you the certificate of insurance that covers workman’s compensation and liability. Asking for proof of insurance is vital before beginning any roofing process.

2. Can You Provide a Written Estimate?

A handshake over a quote won’t cut it for a job this big. With the amount of time, materials, and overall investment – you can guarantee there will be plenty of details that could potentially fall through the cracks. Get your proposal with numbers and deliverables in writing before agreeing upon anything. Ask for all the “unknowns” that might come up during a project and thoroughly understand what needs to happen during the process.

3. Can You Provide References?

Asking for references is never a bad idea. Google, Facebook, and Yelp reviews can be helpful in your initial search but calling and speaking to previous clients can help propel the process in deciding who you plan to hire for your roofing work.

These are the top three questions that can help give you a general sense of what a contractor is a good match for the job or not. Always ask for a second opinion and don’t be afraid to ask your contractor questions about the process, materials, or other legalities.

A new roof is an investment that you’ll want to vet someone out for – it isn’t a typical DIY job.

If you have any questions or would like a free inspection and estimate give Revive Restoration a call today.

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