Hiring a roofer should involve serious investigative work. After all, working with the wrong contractor could cost you thousands of dollars and cause you heaps of unnecessary stress. If you don’t exercise due diligence, you might find yourself in a bad deal with an unreliable contractor.
To find the right contractor for your roofing project, don’t forget to ask these important questions:
1. Where Is Your Office Located?
It’s perfectly reasonable to inquire about your prospective roofer’s physical address. This is one way to determine whether your contractor’s business is legitimate. In case of workmanship error, it would be comforting to know where you could find the crew so that they can set things right. If a contractor can only give you a P.O. box, move on to your next candidate.
2. Are You Certified by Any Manufacturers?
Manufacturer certifications validate contractor competency claims. Every product is different, and thus requires unique installation practices. Without receiving any certification from the manufacturer of the material in question, there’s no telling whether the roofer is indeed qualified to install it.
Our roofing company has earned the trust of two premier manufacturers: GAF and CertainTeed. As a Master Elite® roofer and a ShingleMaster™ contractor, we can guarantee flawless workmanship.
3. May I See Proof of Your License and Insurance?
If your local government has licensing requirements for roofers, make sure to hire a company that obeys the rules. It’s also imperative to work with an insured contractor to protect yourself from liability in the event of worker injury or property damage.
Don’t just take the contractor’s word. Request a copy of their license and insurance. Remember: a business license is different from a contractor license. The former is only useful for tax purposes but doesn’t indicate trade qualification.
4. Can You Provide Customer References?
Lastly, get homeowner references from your prospective roofing contractor to learn more about the company’s past projects. You should also read testimonials online and look up the contractor’s Better Business Bureau rating. An A-plus rating doesn’t mean that the company never makes mistakes. Rather, it sheds light on their track record, especially its dispute resolution history.
If you’re searching for a roofer you can trust, look no further than Wilson Roofing. Whether you have four or 40 questions, we’ll be happy to answer them all to your satisfaction. Call us at (855) 501-2220 today to discuss your roofing needs, and get a free estimate. We serve property owners in Austin, TX, and nearby areas.