Advice When Choosing a Roofing Company

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Advice When Choosing a Roofing Company

12th OF January

 What do you need to look for when choosing a roofing company. The Better Business Beaureu (BBB) gives its general advice when choosing a roofing Company 


A legitimate roofing company should be able to provide the following:

 
= Local references and roofing testimonials 
= Business License 
= Roofing credentials 
= Workers compensation insurance 
= General liability insurance 
= Written manufacturer warranties 

= Deal only with licensed and insured contractors. Verify the track record of any roofer, builder or contractor you’re thinking of hiring. Ask for a list of recent customers and call them. 
= Get recommendations from friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, insurance agents or claims adjusters. Also check with the local Better Business Bureau and Home Builders Association to see if complaints have been lodged against any contractor you’re considering. 
= Take your time about signing a contract. Get a written estimate that includes any oral promises the contractor made. But remember to ask if there’s a charge for an estimate before allowing anyone into your home. Ask for explanations for price variations, and don’t automatically choose the lowest bidder. Get a copy of the final, signed contract before the job begins. 
= Resist dealing with any contractor who asks you to pay for the entire job up-front. A deposit of one-third of the total price is standard procedure. Pay only by check or credit card – and pay the final amount only after the work is completed to your satisfaction. Don’t pay cash. 
= Be skeptical of contractors who encourage you to spend a lot of money on temporary repairs. Make sure there’s enough money for permanent repairs. 
= Ask a knowledgeable friend, relative or attorney to review a home repair contract before you sign. If you get a loan to pay for the work, be cautious about using your home as security: If you don’t repay the loan as agreed, you could lose your home. Consider asking an attorney to review the loan documents, as well.