Your roofing system is one of the most expensive elements of your home or commercial property. It’s a system that’s built mostly on-site and dependent on quality workmanship and careful application for long-term durability and reliability. Proper maintenance is also key to a long roof life, so choosing the right roofer is crucial as they’ll also take on the maintenance checks on your system after completing your roofing project.
To help you choose the right roofer for your property, here’s what you need to look for:
License and Insurance
This should be one of the first things you should look for when planning a long-term roofing management strategy. Relying on an unlicensed contractor is too risky, as they won’t have any proof that they’re operating legally. If they do have a license but don’t have any coverage, then you’ll have to shoulder the costs when a worker gets hurt on-site or if one of your items in your property gets damaged during the roofing process.
Quality and Workmanship
When you want your long-term roofing management to be safe and reliable, you’ll need to hire a contractor that has an excellent service record. You can check this by asking your potential contractors if they use subcontractors or temporary day-labor workers. If they do, then they’ll likely not provide permanent employees to manage your roof. Make sure to hire a roofing company that has all their employees working in-house so that you’ll have better peace of mind knowing that they don’t compromise on quality and workmanship.
Before signing with your chosen contractor, make sure that you know the legal details that should be included in your contract. Key aspects of your roofing project that should be covered in the contract include an itemized list of expenses and a start and anticipated completion date.