Anyone who wants to install a new roof or repair an existing one must learn how to find good roofers. In today’s world, there are many roofing scams, which are even more prevalent after a natural disaster has happened. You should avoid these scams since it can be devastating to your pocket and your home. Here are five qualities that a roofer should possess before you consider hiring his or her services.
Permanent Business Location
A reputable roofer should have a permanent place of business from where he operates. It is much easier locating a roofer who has a permanent address, telephone number and an established place of business. It is most unlikely for such a roofer to run away with your money.
Insurance Coverage Package
Good roofers should be insured and bonded. It is your role to do a background check and find out if they have insurance. It is not appropriate to work with an uninsured roofer. For instance, if an accident or injury happens during roof installation, you may be required to meet medical costs.
Permits and License
Though you may not know all the necessary documents that contractors should have to operate, perform checks to find out if they have the relevant permits and licenses. Moreover, the roofer should be professionally certified to carry out installation and repair work. It can be the worst thing to work with an unqualified person. They can do a shoddy job that will cost you more money in the future. You should get it right from the start.
Before hiring a roofer, you should request references so that you can review their previous jobs. You can visit the roofer’s previous clients and check the quality of his work, or make calls to find out if those clients were satisfied with the services that were offered. This will help you in determining the work ethic and reliability of the roofer.
Reputable contractors will be willing to sign a warranty contract for the work they have carried out. The experience and the faith they have in their work make them comfortable to offer warranty. When selecting a contractor, ensure that the roof installation warranty is included in the contract. You can avoid paying for repair services by getting warranty of 12 months.
ARC Contracting of Wisconsin deals with commercial and residential property restoration, especially after a roof has been damaged by floods, fire or storm related catastrophes.