Hiring a Roofing Contractor
When you hire a roofing contractor, you’re really making an investment in your biggest asset: your home. It’s important to do your homework before you make a roofing investment. The best thing you can do is interview your potential contractor before you hire him. Asking the right questions at the beginning can save you money.
By asking your contractor the right questions, you can determine his reliability, reputation, and experience, and his dedication to delivering a project to your satisfaction.
Is this contractor qualified to understand the PROBLEM?
The number one problem is determining your contractor’s qualifications before you select one. In fact, if you choose a qualified, experienced contractor, you don’t have to worry about asking the rest of these questions.
The ideal contractor already has the right answers to your problems; they already use the right products and follow the correct specifications; they already employ the right people; and the right contractor also comes at the right price.
Does this contractor use quality PRODUCTS?
Even the best contractor can’t do a satisfactory job with poor materials. It’s important to combine proper specifications, materials and installation with quality craftsmanship.
Does this contractor employ qualified, experience PEOPLE to do the job?
When it comes to products, the quality, the manufacturer and the length of their warranty doesn’t matter if it is installed by an incompetent contractor. Unless products are installed properly, it will never perform as intended or as you anticipated. It is not uncommon for a homeowner to pay twice for a project, because they failed to carefully qualify the contractor before beginning the project.
Does the PRICE reflect the quality and extent of the work?
Will your roofing investment turn out to be an expense instead? If the work is done correctly, according to established specifications and craftsmanship, then the finished project will be an investment. If the work is done incorrectly, you are simply “burning money.”
REMEMBER: The time required to do your homework now is minuscule compared to:
The problems you’ll encounter if you select the wrong contractor, and
The time and money it will take to undo and repair an incompetent job.