How To Choose An Excellent Roof Contractor
Your search for a roof contractor probably means you need someone soon. But if you’re able, we encourage you to take some time to do research first and determine which contractor will handle your roof the right way.
Here are a few methods to help you choose the right roof contractor for your job!
A local contractor is always your best bet. A national company with a local presence still employs local people, but profits leave the local area and any issues you have may end up continuously getting moved up the chain of command to someone far removed from your situation.
A truly local roofing company is locally owned and operated, with profits staying in the community. And you know the buck stops right there, with the owner.
We’ve also heard many stories of people being burned by storm chasers who come and knock on their door, informing them of damage to their home which needs to be repaired quickly. They may attempt to get you to sign a letter of intent; you don’t have to sign anything you don’t want to, and in fact should contact your insurance company before speaking with any roof contractor.
The best way to tell if a roof contractor is insured and bonded is to see if they’re listed on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website.
At the time of application with the BBB a contractor needs to be insured and bonded, but it’s still best to also ask for their paperwork so you can see for yourself.
To check on licensing, head to the state of Minnesota website and search for that business’ name or license number. For instance, Royal Roofing’s license number is BC175152. In the state of Minnesota, a roof contractor must take continuing education courses as well as renew their license every two years.
Choose A Communicator
The home belongs to you, so make sure you understand everything being done to it as well as how payments are to be made.
Ensure you get the details of the job in writing, such as how many crew will be working on your home, how long they estimate the job to take, cost estimates and other pertinent information. Both parties should be very clear on expectations. It’s important that your roof contractor communicate with you as often as you need, and in a timely manner.
Once you’ve spoken with your insurance company, contact Royal Roofing, your local roof contractor! We’re licensed, insured and bonded.