Choosing the right Roofing Contractor for Your Needs

by / Wednesday, 06 December 2017 / Published in Tips

One of the biggest challenges that the homeowner faces is choosing one of the many roofing contractors in Napa to repair or replace their roof. It’s important to remember that no two roofing contractors are alike and neither is the quality of work they perform. It can be extremely difficult to find a contractor that is not only honest and professional but trustworthy as well. Here are several helpful tips that might make the decision-making process considerably easier.

Start by making a list of at least 4 to 6 roofing contractor candidates. You should meet with each one and interview them separately for comparisons sake then follow this list with each one of your candidates:

Ask for local referrals – choosing a contractor from your local community lowers your risk of experiencing any problems or getting scammed.

Be sure they offer an extensive warranty – unfortunately, not all roofing contractors provide manufacturer warranties or warranties on the quality of their workmanship. If your roof is not installed properly, it could be months or even years before you notice that anything is wrong and your homeowners insurance be able to pay for repairs.

Check insurance and licensing – every contractor’s employees and subcontractors should be fully insured and licensed – and be able to show proof of it! The lack of insurance and licensing could eventually lead to legal action between the contractor and the homeowner should one of their employees injure themselves on the job.

Choice of materials – if a contractor does not provide you with options for choosing the type of shingle materials you prefer, they don’t have your best interests in mind. The color and style of the shingles on your home can have an impact on its resale value should you ever decide to list it on the market in the future.

Contact the local BBB – it’s important to check with the Better Business Bureau, especially after there has been a major in the area. This is typically when many frauds and scam artists come out of the woodwork and try to make a quick buck.

Look for manufacturing designations – roofing contractors in Napa consider these a “badge of honor” because of the requirements involved for factory certification.

Remember that safety is always a concern – if you find out that one of the roofing contractors in Napa on your list has not undergone the proper safety training, you probably want to go on to the next one on your list. It is never safe to work with a company that flouts safety norms and building codes but are priced lower than the rest. You are looking at looming lawsuit. That is why do proper research before hiring a company.

 

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