22 May Tips for Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor
A new roof is an incredibly important investment you make in your home; not only does a roof provide a home with protection and energy efficiency, but it also accounts for up to 40 percent of its curb appeal. With this in mind, it only makes sense to be especially careful when selecting a roofing contractor for your next roofing project. Here are a few tips to making sure you make the right choice in your next roofing contractor.
Verify that they are licensed.
In most states, a roofer may only work if licensed by the state. Sometimes licensing happens at the city level. The process involved in licensing varies by state (and city), but essentially a roofer must pass a series of tests about safety and construction laws, as well as provide proof of formal training to get licensed. For those in the state of Utah, homeowners can check with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to verify if a contractor is licensed.
Check the roofer’s references.
One of the best ways to get to know a roofing contractor is to talk with those who have done business with that particular contractor. You can often find testimonials on a roofing contractor’s websites, but even better is to ask the contractor for a list of references. A good one can provide you with such a list, as well as with a description of work.
Meet with the roofer personally.
Meeting with the roofing contractor personally will help you to determine if you feel comfortable doing business with that contractor. A good one understands this need for an in-person meeting while considering options and will offer free, no-obligation estimates. These roofers are also always willing a schedule a meeting time that is convenient for you.
Check with the Better Business Bureau.
The mission of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is to help people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. This means that when you choose to do business with a company that is an accredited member of the BBB, your choice is much more likely to lead to customer satisfaction.
Ask about liability and WCF insurance.
A roofing contractor must be prepared for emergencies that might happen in the midst of a roofing job—a flood that enters the home, for example. Check with your roofing contractor to verify that they have the proper insurance coverage to protect both them and you in such emergencies.
If you happen to be a homeowner in Utah, you should know that Garn-tee Roofing fulfills all of these standards. We are a fully licensed, insured, and accredited member of the BBB, and we are always willing to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate and provide you with a list of references. Contact us today to see the Garn-tee Roofing difference.