A roof repair or replacement is best left in the capable hands of professionals. But with so many roofing contractors vying for your business, how can you tell if one of them is a good fit for your needs? To ensure the success of this important home improvement project, you have to take the time to know who you’re dealing with.
In this blog, Homecraft® Inc., your local source of high-quality roofing and siding products, offers tips to make sure the roofer you hire matches your needs and expectations.
Learn About the Contractor’s Credentials
When coming up with a list of local prospective contractors, make sure to verify the credentials of each one. Go online and check if they are qualified to do business in your area. Consider visiting the websites of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NCRA) to confirm this. Find out if the company also has up-to-date licenses.
Ask for Proof of Insurance
One of the most important qualities of a reputable roofing contractor—or a window or siding contractor—is having adequate insurance. See to it that the prospect carries at least two—one to cover workers who get injured while performing roofing work on your property and another to cover property damage that may occur during installation. Don’t take their word for it, though; make it a point to ask for certificates to back up their claim.
Find Out What Their Previous Customers Have to Say About Them
Looking into the past projects a prospective contractor has worked on over the years can give you a clear picture of how they deliver top-notch workmanship. It is good to ask for their portfolio, but you’d also want to learn more about what their previous customers have to say about their experience working with the contractor. Be sure to ask for a list of references. If they don’t give you one, consider moving on to the next roofing company on your shortlist.
As a GAF Master® Elite roofing contractor, Homecraft Inc. offers a full line of products from the nation’s leading roofing manufacturer, along with the brand’s “Golden Pledge” warranty to back them up. From providing a complete and easy-to-understand written estimate to installing your new roofing system, expect our team to be with you every step of the way.
Count on us for your other exterior home improvement needs, including vinyl siding installation and window replacement. Give us a call at (302) 798-0302 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Hockessin and Wilmington, DE, and the surrounding communities.