02 Apr How To Hire a Great Roofer
Here are some tips for hiring that perfect contractor:
The State of Florida requires that contractors have a license for most kinds of new roof construction. Always ask to see a license so you can write down the number and check it out with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. At Quality Discount Roofing, we proudly post our license number on the company website.
Ask About Insurance
Any good contractor will be insured against injury and property damage. Accidents happen to even the most safety-conscious of companies. Ask if the contractor carries insurance, what kind of insurance it is, and ask to see proof. You’re not being rude. You’re just being thorough. If you have a project, such as a roof patch, that will be covered by your homeowner’s insurance, ask if the contractor accepts insurance payments. Many contractors are willing to go above and beyond in helping homeowners submit insurance payment requests and in dealing with the adjusters.
Choose an Established Company
While there are a lot of contractors who invest in big marketing campaigns or may go door-to-door offering discounted services, you can’t be certain of their reputation. Before signing any agreements, look the company up to see how long they’ve been in business and what previous customers have to say about them. If a contractor has been around for a long time, you can reasonably expect it to continue being around for the duration of your roof replacement project.
Get a Contract
Speaking of agreements, insist on creating a contract for the project, even if it’s just for a roof patch after a storm. Documentation can protect both you and the contractor later on. Make sure to include:
• The specifics of the project
• What is being done
• The agreed price
• Project length
You and the contractor should sign it to affirm that you each agreed to the project terms.
With these simple steps, you can confidently select a contractor for those Jacksonville roof repairs or a new roof. If you are looking for a well-established team to quickly complete your project, consider the professionals at Quality Discount Roofing. We’re happy to help with any need, big or small.