Tips for Hiring a Roofing Contractor.
It is not an easy task choosing a roofing contractor for your business. Selecting a commercial roofing contractor that is not professional can cost you much more than you think. It is important you choose a commercial roofing company that will do a good job, without costing you much.
The only way to get the right roofing contractor is by asking the right questions. Below are 8 questions you should ask a roofing contractor.
Checking if the roofing contractor has a license from your state to operate is important. Most states will require a roofing contractor to be licensed before offering any services. It is important you check if the license the roofer is using is up to date. Dealing with a licensed roofer ensures you are legally protected.
Also, the roofing company should have a workman’s workers compensation. All roofing company are required to offer workman’s comp to their staff. It is important you ask the company, so that in case of any accidents the staff are covered.
Apart from the worker’s comp the roofing company should also have a general liability insurance cover. The insurance cover will come in handy if any damages occur to your property during the process. Also, it is advisable you ask for lien waiver, this will ensure the workers don’t sue you in case the contractor does not pay them.
Does the contractor operate locally? You cannot underestimate the importance of hiring a locally based roofing contractor. The roofing contractor can show you some of the businesses they have installed roofs for from your area. It is important you ask the roofing contractor to give you their business card, the business card should have their physical office location. It is important you verify the physical location is legit. A roofing contractor that is not based locally can inconvenience you during emergency cases. In case it is snowing or raining, the roofing contractor can come back later and continue with the job.
Does the commercial roofing company offer detailed estimated price in writing? From the list, you will know how much each task will cost. You can work with price estimates from different companies, then choose one with the most competitive price.
Ensure the roofing contractor you have settled for removes the old roof before placing a new one.
If the company is reluctant on answering how they will protect your gutters, its best you look for another alternative.
It is recommended you inquire from the company how they ensure your property is safe from any damage during the roof installation. The trucks, ladders and other tools can damage your property. Go for a company that is willing to do repairs in case of any damage.