- Length of Time in Business. Companies who have been in business longer usually have broader experience than start-ups.
- Insured, Licensed and Bonded. Proof of insurance and establishing that the contractor is licensed in your state is important.
- Member of Organizations. Is the contractor affiliated or a member of any industry organizations? Many times these contractors are kept up-to-date on the latest roofing developments and industry news.
- Experience, Knowledge and Trust. People don't hire companies . . . People hire people. Make sure you are comfortable with the roofing contractor and understand your options.
- Application Expertise. Is the contractor accredited or certified in the roofing system of choice? Some systems required these certifications in order to be applied properly and last.
- Referrals and Completed Projects. Good contractors will have people you can contact to gain more insight. Ask for completed projects, as well. This will give you an idea of what the contractor does.
- Committed to Safety. Establish that the roofing contractor is taking all the required steps for safety.
- Written Estimates. Estimates in writing will assure that you understand what is being proposed and both parties have appropriate expectations. It is mutually beneficial and keeps the guesswork out of the project.
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