Tips For Hiring a Roofing Contractor

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As the main shelter of your house, roof installation calls for specific attention. Be it renovation, repair or installation, the task must be handled by the right roofing contractor. Roofing is one of the most expensive projects undertaken by a homeowner hence, the job must be given to the right hands. A working roof will not just provide the comfort of shelter but also help raise the resale value of your home and structural strength. Below are some tips to help you hire the right roofing contractor-

  1. Research-
    The first step towards finding the right roofing contractor should be proper research on your part. Once you have shortlisted a contractors, do a proper background research. How long has the firm been in business? Are they licensed and insured? Go check examples of their previous work. If the workers are not insured, then you would be liable for any injury incurred on your property so ensure that you check with the workers about their insurance, you may even contact the insurance carrier for confirmation.
  2. Go Local-
    There are many benefits to having a local contractor. One can be sure of the reputation in the community and have the benefit of ease in visiting their office and checking examples of their work and getting reviews.
  3. Affordable or better-
    Often when services like this are offered cheap, there is a take away- either faulty work or unlicensed or no insurances. While price is an important factor, make sure that the service you hire is a proper one with experience, goodwill and completed formalities to get the best service.
  4. Cross-check-
    It is important to hire a well-established contractor and not some “storm chaser”. One good way to check the work of a company is through online portals’ reviews and ratings. Another good way is to ask for a referral. You could ask your family or friends or contact their previous clients and ask about their experience with the contractor and if they would hire the services again. One can also contact the local suppliers and hardware stores to know about a company’s work.
  5. Time and Money-
    Get a quote from different companies before you select one and go for the one that best your budget and requirements. Make sure you release your funds only after you are satisfied with the service. The duration of the project is also important, do not let the workers go too slow, as they may charge your per day, or too fast, as the work might turn out unsatisfactory.
  6. Communication-
    The way your roofing contractor communicates will speak volumes about his/her work. Proper communication reflects confidence in one’s own work. Make sure that before they begin work, you have all the essential paperwork. Check for the safety procedures, worker’s compensations, payment method, clean-up methods and so on to be listed in the contract.

BestBusyBoysRoofing provide the best in quality residential roofing services to Burnaby, White Rock, Surrey, Langley, New Westminster and Delta. Their experienced and dedicated team of roofers specialize in residential roofing projects including roof repairs, new roofs and complete roof replacement (we are not equipped for torch-on roofing projects). They are experts when it comes to converting the cedar shakes on your roof to durable asphalt or fibreglass shingles.