Helpful Tips to Scout a Roofing Company
The roof on your home is like the shield that protects your family. It protects you from any moisture or water damage, it prevents any insects or animals from entering your home, as well as controls the ventilation in your home to prevent your central air bills from spiking. The roof is almost like the backbone of your home. When you notice that there's an issue and it's time to call a professional, there are a few grounds that should be covered. When choosing the company that you want to work with, there are a few questions you need to be asking:
Do they have any references or online reviews?
As a consumer, it's nice to view work and comments from others that have experiences with the company, so you know what to expect. Don't be afraid to research their website or social media pages and see the type of reviews that people have written. You can also check the Better Business Bureau and see if anyone has ever filed a complaint about their work.
Are they licensed and insured?
There are no state roofing license requirements for roofing contractors in Kentucky, so that's where it's essential to make sure that you're hiring a reputable company. When it comes to insurance, you'll want to look for professional liability coverage. While it’s not required, you should be working with a company that is licensed and insured to save your own back.
Will they provide everything in writing?
Always steer away from a company that leans towards cash deals. You want everything in writing, in detail about the work that they promise to provide, how long it will take, as well as a breakdown of how everything will be planned to price.
Will they use a subcontractor?
Some companies will use a subcontractor for specific jobs, and that's something you should ask beforehand. You want to ensure that they are licensed and insured as well.
Do they offer a warranty?
You always want to make sure that you're covered in case there are any complications. If you hire a company offering cheaper work, well, that is precisely what you'll get – cheap work. The odds are that the company won't provide a warranty because they know that it won't last. Make sure that you ask for a warranty!
Those are the five basics that you should cover. If a company does not have coverage, homeowners are putting themselves at risk. Asking these questions will substantially save you from wasted time and keep you from wasting money.
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-New Look Roof Team