Before installing a new roof or having repairs or renovations made, it is important to carefully evaluate the contractor to assure the job is done properly. Below are things you may want to consider when choosing a contractor:
Check for a permanent place of business, telephone number, and tax identification number.
Look for a company with a proven track record that offers client references and a list of completed projects. Call these clients to find out whether they were satisfied.
Insist on a detailed, written proposal and examine it for complete descriptions of the work to be done and itemized prices including exact square counts and payment procedures.
Have the contractor explain the project supervision and quality control procedures. Request the name of the person who will be in charge of your project, how many workers will be required, and estimated completion time.
Contact your local Better Business Bureau to check for complaints filed against the contractor.
Carefully read and understand any roofing warranty offered, and watch for provisions that would void it. D. Bassett Roofing & Repair offers a 5 year Workmanship Warranty for all re-roofing projects.
Be skeptical about lowest bids or those considerably lower than the others written for the same work. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Many below-cost bids seem attractive, but these contractors often perform substandard work. Remember, price is only one of the factors to consider.