What to Look for in An Atlanta Roofing Contractor

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What to Look for in an Atlanta Roofing Contractor

30th OF May

Any Atlanta roofing project will cost you time and money so you want to do it right the first time around. In so saying, we have prepared basic information on what you should look for and what you should avoid to find the best Atlanta roofing contractor to perform the work on your roof.

  • If you have contacted different Atlanta roofing companies and are accepting bids for your roofing project, do not right away accept the lowest bid as it may indicate low quality materials and shoddy work. On the other hand, the contractor may have lower overhead and gets quality materials at a lower cost from a different source opposed to the rest of bidders that is why he is able to offer you a lower bid. The best course of action is to ask the contractor how he was able to arrive at the amount he quoted for your roofing project.

 

  • Know the length of time the contractor has been in the business. It would be an advantage on your part if the contractor you hire has an established business that will surely be there to honor any warranty you have been provided in the event any problem arises.

 

  • Make sure that the Atlanta roofing company is licensed to operate and is insured. This will be your protection from illegal roofing contractors who do not have the skills and experience required to do the job successfully and hassle-free. To avoid getting stuck with shouldering any expenses due to damage to your property or a roofer’s personal injury, ask if the contractor has insurance, liability and worker’s compensation.

 

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  • Ask the Atlanta roofing contractor for references. A creditable and reputable contractor will not hesitate to give you a list of previous customers who can provide you feedback on work done by the said contractor. Take note though that you most likely will get a list of satisfied customers since it will not be in the contractor’s best interest to provide you names of unsatisfied customers.

 

  • Check with BBB (Better Business Bureau) to find those possible unhappy customers because this is where they have reported or filed their complaints. You don’t really want to know their complaints; rather it is important that you find out how the complaints were handled.

 

  • Find an Atlanta roofer that communicates well with clients; someone who is willing to answer all your questions and will keep you in the loop every step of the way. Hiring an uncommunicative roofer may lead to misunderstandings, arguments and a larger than expected final bill.

 

  • Hire an Atlanta  roofing contractor that offers a guarantee on their finished work. Although most manufacturers include a warranty on their product this does not cover any problem with installation. You must acquire a written guarantee from the contractor you will hire that if you have concerns with the materials or installation, he will take care of the issue.

 

  • Know what kind of training the Atlanta roofing company roofers have. Are the roofers highly trained and are skilled to do any necessary job that needs to be done on your roof? Have they undergone safety training and do they follow the said procedures? Do they clean up after the job?

 

  • Make sure to get a written contract and not just a handshake or a nod since it will be your protection if anything goes awry. The contract must include the scope of the roofing project, the materials to be used and their specs, inclusive dates (beginning and completion of project), an itemized list of cost for all materials used and labor, and any condition or stipulation you may have agreed on.

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