Your choice of a roofing contractor is what determines the outcome of your roofing job, hence the need to pay close attention when hiring roofing service providers. Sadly, sifting through many companies to find that perfect one can be a tough call to make, but one that must be done nonetheless. Keep reading for some tips and guidelines to get you started in finding and dealing with a roofing company for a successful roofing project.
There is nothing as good as knowing you are dealing with a company whose track record of success can easily be proven and tracked down should the need arise. It is estimated that a start-up business has the potential to close shop within the first three years after it has been formed. What will you do when a problem with your installed roof arises yet the start-up roofing company whose quotes were affordable is nowhere to be found? Avoid the temptation of settling for affordably priced new entrants in the market and choose roofing companies that have immense experience in roofing services.
Always settle for a roofing company that has a permanent physical address, working telephone number and email. Be wary of the many briefcase roofing companies cropping up on a daily basis with nothing else but a website to proof their existence. You can easily tell such a company by the low roofing quotes that they provide and the persistent calls they will make to follow up a business deal. You don’t want to void manufacturer warranty and lose out on labor warranty by working with a suspicious roofing company, now do you? Again, only hire a roofing company whose physical address can be traced as it shows a level of seriousness and stability.
Always seek to determine whether or not the roofing company uses subcontractors or they have qualified employees to handle the tasks at hand. See, most roofing companies will pay subcontractors on a per job basis which often leads to poor workmanship. The reason for this is because they are always in pursuit of the next available job, hence will do the job very fast and sometimes carelessly. You are safe in the hands of a roofing company that has invested in a human resource that will handle the project from the beginning to the end without hiring subcontractors. You don’t want to take the liability of whatever happens within your premises should an accident occur, now do you? The last thing you would want is to be slapped with a hefty bill upon completion of the job so be sure to request for a written estimate and a contract before the project commences. A contract is a legal document that defines the roles and responsibilities of either party.