When the time comes to replace the roof on your house, do you know what to do? Many people don’t. If you have to choose a roofing contractor, for instance, you’ll want to pick one who is well qualified. You’ll want one who has an established business in the community, who has a reputation for getting the work done on time, who backs up his work with service, and who is willing to provide customer and credit references.
One way to choose a roofing contractor is to ask neighbors or friends who recently had their homes reroofed. Try to get the names of several. It’s also a good idea to get more than one written estimate for comparison. Don’t base your decision on price alone, however, and make sure all candidates are bidding on the basis of the same quality of materials and workmanship.
Before signing a contract, be certain the roofing contractor is licensed and insured, and that the contract specifies the work to be done, materials to be used, completion dates , any warranties or guarantees of the contractor and roofing manufacturer, the removal of any waste materials, the final price and the method of payment.
Remember also that a professional roofing contractor is an excellent source of information on how to use roofing to improve the looks of your home. The roof, as the largest outdoor expanse, is the key to exterior decoration. A professional roofing contractor is an expert in the art of color and roof design as well as application.