Imagine a house or a building without a roof. Could that house survive for just even a day? Basically, the roof of a house is the first line of defense from any natural dangers such as strong wind, heavy rains, hail, fire, snow, ice or even extreme heat. On the other hand, it might also be considered as the most susceptible part of the house. Day by day, the roof is open to different weather conditions and other atmospheric elements that may cause the depreciation and damage of the roof and the objects it protects.
We now realize that a quality roof is of the essence, which also means that we need a best roofing contractor.
The first and the easiest way to check for the quality of the work of a roofing contractor is to find the result of its past works. Without doubt, you will be able to get a list of several references, but you don’t need to be mixed up with them because every work will certainly speak of its own quality. Choose a reference that is few years older than the others, so that you can surely see for yourself the quality of the roofing construction through time.
Next, find a roofing contractor that suits your desires. Selecting a contractor that you are not at ease to negotiate with can be problematic. Also, choose the contractor that has several best references that proves its genuine track record, quality and expertise.
Whenever you hear negative things about a certain roofing contractor, don’t just ignore them since they can be your future bases for your final selection.
Also, you may freely inquire to the Better Business Bureau to confirm if there are no complaints filed against this certain contractor, because many of them are not giving a list of their references. Do not forget to confirm if the roofing contractor is insured, which means that you, the owner of the house will not be responsible for any accident or injury that might happen to the workers while doing their work.
In addition, you may need to obtain a contractor’s warranty as a protection against any unexpected errors with the roof installation. If there are mistakes made by the contractor in installing the roof, these damages will mostly take several years yet to come out, and the insurance will not be the one to shoulder these damages. You may also ask from the contractor the written estimate of the list of the materials and their prices and the cost of preparing the roof, along with the costs of other permits and cleaning up