How To Find The Right Roofing Contractor

by / Thursday, 24 August 2017 / Published in Tips

As a homeowner, you know that your home is the largest investment of your lifetime. When you are looking for contractors to do required repairs, replacement, or maintenance, you don’t want to entrust this investment to amateurs or fly by night companies that may take your money and be gone tomorrow. Especially when it comes to something as important as your Napa roofing system, you want to make sure that the contractor you hire is the right one. But how do you do that?

When you are dealing with a replacement, repair or maintenance of your roof, it is one of the most costly and extensive projects a homeowner is likely to undertake. Not only is it important to the structural integrity of the house, but it will factor into your long term comfort and, potentially, the resale value of your home. This makes it imperative to hire the best professional your budget can support. If you are in the early stages of research, you want to find a contractor that is a professional with a solid local reputation.

Research

There are multiple websites that deal with contractors and their online reviews. This is a good place to start. Sites that do the work for you are great, but then you want to do your added due diligence. After you have identified a few contractors that sound good, go ahead and do your own verification. Make sure they are who they say they are by verifying that each is licensed and insured. Consult your Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau to verify good standing.

Referrals

One of the best ways to find a roofing contractor in Napa is to ask friends and family. A personal testimony and recommendation is a tried and true way of finding a company you can trust. Ask if they were happy with the job. Would they hire this contractor again? If friends and family don’t have recommendations, you can ask your local lumber yard, hardware store, or home improvement retailer for a list of their recommended contractors.

Set Up An Interview And Quotation

Once you have a few Napa roofing contractors to choose from, invite each to visit and quote the job. You will need to discuss materials and the scope of work to be done. Ask about timelines and available workforce. Your contractor should be knowledgeable, professional and be glad to answer any of your questions. Your contractor should also be equipped with a list of references. You will want to check these!

Written Quote

Make sure you get a written quote detailing the work to be done, the cost of materials and labor, and taxes. It should cover any safety and liability responsibilities. The contractor should set out things such as payment schedules and clean up methods. You may also request a lien waiver to protect yourself in the event the contractor fails to pay his vendor for any of your materials.

After you have several quotes, it will be time to make your decision. How did you feel about each contractor? Did they leave you with a feeling of confidence? Were you impressed by their knowledge and patience with your questions? Compare the quotes. Are there any red flags?

When you are considering a roofing contractor in the Napa area, consider the professionals at Modern Method Roofing. We have served the Napa area with expert roofing services for over 63 years. Call us and let us quote your roofing repair or replacement today.

 

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