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Five Factors to Consider When Hiring a Roofer Are you looking for someone to repair or replace your leaking roof? If you answered “yes,” you need to hire a qualified roofer. It’s not always easy to find and hire the right roof repair company and contractor, especially at your first attempt. Below are five tips that should help you get the most bung for your buck: Insurance is a requirement Before hiring contractors of this kind, you must first make sure they have the proper insurance coverage. Ask to see if they have workers’ compensation and liability insurance. Let them show you the certificates, and call the insurance company to confirm they are valid. You can both afford a little peace of mind in the knowledge that the contractor’s service is covered by insurance.
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You’re best advised to always choose a local company. Ideally, you want to have dealings with a company that has a firmly established reputation on the local scene. This is because the standard 5-year warranty issued by many contractors isn’t always enough, going by how many businesses shut shop within just a few months of operation. In essence an appealing warranty is not nearly as important as longevity and reputation. Terms of service It’s important that before the work commences, you understand terms of service. Get all the job details in writing to ensure you and the roof contractor are on the same page at all times. You are also advised against paying in full until the job is finished. Pay in full once you are happy with the job done. Also be sure to ask about the estimated length of the job. Roof repair/replacement tasks don’t always take long, but this will obviously depend on the extent of the leaks/damages. Ask the contractor to tell you about the number of people who’ll be working. Pricing Don’t rely on pricing to inform your hiring decisions. Often, anyone with insurance and overheads will get the job by bidding low. You almost always get what you pay for; choosing the cheapest option could actually cost you more in the end because of some shoddy work. On the contrary, reputable companies will give you a workmanship guarantee to ensure you only pay after every problem has been dealt with. Communication How well does the prospective company handle your questions? Do they promptly respond to your calls or emails? Do they send you the documents (insurance certificates, other certifications) you ask for quickly? If you are not impressed by their level of responsiveness, make sure you let a company rep know this. Effective communication is an essential ingredient in business dealings, so how can you rely on a contractor’s services if they can’t sort out their front office operations?