Things to consider when choosing a good roofer
Check the roofer credentials.
The first step is to make sure that your roofing contractor has the appropriate credentials. Determine how long the company has been in business. Request bank or supplier references to verify that you are dealing with a company that is financially stable. This is important when considering the long term reliability and validity of a contractor's warranty. Be wary of contractors requiring substantial deposits as they may be operating on your money.
Don't choose a bid based on low price
It is seldom, if ever that the lowest price proves to be the best value. The costs of operating a legitimate business, paying taxes, and playing by the rules is similar for established and proven contractors. Materials and labour costs are generally similar in established industries.
Visit the contractor's place of business.
You may gain greater confidence in whom you will be investing your money when you have personally seen their place of business.
Verify that the contractor has all required legal details in place.
Check to make sure the contractor has valid insurance coverage.
Check that the constructor is paid up and in good standing.
This serves to protect the consumer from personal liability in the event a worker is injured on your property.
Request recent references which speak to the quality of work a contractor has been doing recently.