Javen Simon

Important Tips When Hiring a Roofer

Get references: any good roofing contractor will gladly supply you with a list of references – and pictures showing examples of work that they have done. That list should include up-to-date contact information including names, addresses, phone numbers, and details about the jobs done.

Get several quotes: Quotes provided should be written, and be very specific regarding the work that is to take place, and the materials that will be used. The lowest quote may not necessarily be the best. If somebody comes in with a price far below the others, it is often due to cutting corners.

Make sure the contractor is insured: ask to see their certificate of insurance. Your contractor should have workers compensation and third-party liability insurance for all the people on the job and damage they may cause ($2 million is standard). If they don’t, you could be on the hook if there’s an accident.