What To Know About Picking Your Roofing Contractor
Picking your roofing contractor can be stressful especially after a storm or other major weather event when you may require roof repair or replacement and need to hire someone quickly before more damage is incurred. But being in a hurry doesn’t mean you should hire any random contractor without checking their credentials.
We’ve put together this list of key things to look for!
Check and ensure that when picking your roofing contractor they are licensed by your city and state for roofing work. This ensures that they meet quality control and will have workers with the required expertise for roofing work. This also ensures they will have familiarity with your areas zoning codes and
It is important that the contractor you hire for roof repair or roof replacement has insurance for all their employees and subcontractors – as not having insurance could lead to a litigation if an employee gets injured while working on the roof of your house. You should check their insurance to see if they have liability coverage and worker’s compensation. No insurance is a huge flag and a sign of a lack of professionalism – so if a contractor can’t provide proof of insurance stay away!
Feedback and Reviews
Check the website of the roofing contractor you are considering for your cedar roof repair work for customer feedback and reviews. Ask around from your family, friends and neighbors about reliable roofing contractors and also whether or not they’ve heard of or had any experience with the roofing contractor that you might be considering. This is a good way to determine which contractors to talk to and which ones to avoid.
Not sure if you need repair or replacement? Learn about getting an inspection here >> A Roofing Inspection: What You Need To Know
You can ask at your local Better Business Bureau or Home owners association for references when picking your roofing contractor. These organizations will have up to date information on many local companies offering roofing services and help you weed out ones with poor ratings right away. If you have a home owners association they will likely have a preferred contractor already on hand for you to contact as well.
Obtain an Estimate
Before hiring someone get an estimated price on how much the roof repair or cedar roof installation work you need will cost. Make sure the estimate is broken down as much as possible so you can know exactly what you are paying for when picking your roofing contractor. Many roofing contractors offer free estimate services on their websites and they will give you an estimate free of charge even after coming to check your house. However, do ask whether they charge or not for taking a look at your house and estimating the price as some contractors charge for different kinds of estimates.
Ask for an Example Contract
Get a sample written contract or report of exactly what work your roofing contractor will be doing, how they will go about it, how much it is expected to cost, how long it will take and what safety measures they are taking for their employees. This will give you an idea of the level of attention to detail, help you spot costs and if you are being ripped off, and also let you see an itemization of what you are actually paying for. A good reputable contractor will have no problem providing this broken down form of a contract for you.
A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc.
Since 2003 A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc. has been serving the Chicagoland area with top quality roofing services in a variety of materials. We have an A+ rating with the BBB and have now served over 5500+ happy customers in Chicago! Our team of experts puts your needs as a customer first, focusing on customer service and satisfaction from start to finish with any project. If you have been thinking about roofing replacement, roofing repairs, or think your roof needs just cedar roofing maintenance, contact us to set up an appointment!
Even if you don’t have a cedar roof, we are able to help! A.B. Edward Enterprises, Inc. offers expert roofing services for a variety of materials including, asphalt, slate, and synthetic.