Few Words of Advice on How to Choose Good and Reliable Roofing Contractors
When it comes to choosing good and reliable roofing contractors, research is the ultimate key. Sadly though, most people are fooled by the “lowest price” tag. It is advisable not to hire the most expensive roofing contractors in market; but also do not compromise quality just for saving few amount of money. However, be sure not to settle for the lowest priced in the category without doing enough research about him. To help you out, here are a few suggestions.
All roofing contractors are bound by law to have liability insurance. It is one of the most essential pre-requisites for them to be in business. Liability insurance primarily serves to protect and guard your property during the whole roofing process. This includes complete protection cover for the grounds or any other part of the property like swimming pools or cars. Be sure to ask the local roofers for their liability insurance certificate.
In case your roofing contractor brings a third party along, he should possess a compensation insurance permitting him to do so. So what if the roofing contractor you have signed up with gets someone else to work on the project and does not own compensation insurance, all at one go? Simply put, if the other person here gets injured while working inside your property and you have not been careful enough to check the contractor’s compensation insurance certificate, it could actually drag you to the court.
Moreover, roofing contractors are again bound by laws to have state licenses. All contracts or estimates that the roofer furnishes with anyone must bear the state license number. Do not deal with local roofers if they fail to produce the said license.
Last but not the least; be careful about where your money goes. While roofing contractors may ask you for a very tiny percentage of the total sum before work commences, you should not oblige to their demands readily. Why are we saying so? Take a look around and the reasons won’t be difficult to guess. There are countless examples of cases where roofing thefts and scams have left homeowners virtually penniless. So the logic, in our opinion, should be very simple. You do the work and get paid. If the roofing contractor you are dealing with objects to the principle strongly, then leave him and look elsewhere.
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