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Major home repairs can be stressful and expensive. Unfortunately, they are also very needed. It’s important to do your homework when hiring any contractor, this is especially true for roofing contractors.
Not all contractors are reputable. It’s important to do your homework before hiring a roofing contractor. You may want to go with the cheapest estimate and that is not always advisable.
Owning a home can be expensive from buying the home itself and the mortgage to everything else involved. We live in an apartment, so our appliances are owned by the landlord. When you own your own home you are responsible for the appliance. They don’t last forever, do you know how long appliances last?
If the heat or air conditioning have problems, you need to hire a professional to come and repair them. Just like it’s important to hire a proper roofing contractor it’s important to hire a trained and bonded HVAC company.
4 things to take into consideration when hiring roofing contractors.
- Do they have insurance?
Hiring an insured roofing contractor is important. Think of it as insurance that protects you the homeowner. In the unfortunate, event that the contractor is injured or more damage done to your home, their insurance will pay for that. There will be no extra cost to you.
- Are they are licensed in your area?
Did you know that all contractors, not just roofing contractors need to be licensed? The license is through the state. Speaking of licenses, you have to make sure you have permission from your local city to do construction on your home. Another type of legal aspect is to make sure the roofing contractor is licensed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
- Are they bonded?
Being bonded goes hand in hand with their insurance. It’s one thing to have insurance but you need to be bonded to cover the insurance. In the event of an accident if it cost exceeds goes over your insurance, they will go after your bond to make sure there is money to cover the cost.
- Do they give manufacture warranty and guarantee their work?
A manufacturer warranty covers the warranty of the supplies used on a job. All materials come with a service warranty that they will last for a set amount of time. It varies from material used, company that made it, and if you are using high end or low-end material.
The part for the guarantee of their work is pretty much self-explanatory. You have to make sure that they back up their work. How long should their work last? If there is an issue, will they come back and fix it free of charge?
Of course, there is more involved when choosing roofing contractors to work with. You can ask family and friends you know that had work done on their roof and see who they worked with.
Most companies have websites now. If you are looking for contractors in Tampa, I suggest checking out roofing Tampa Fl. They provide quality residential roofing since 2008. They have developed a reputation for quality, knowledge, and workmanship while serving the area with their roofing services. They have a list of frequently asked questions directly on their website.
Have you ever had to hire roofing contractors in the past? What tips do you have to make the experience easier?