Believe it or not, the Better Business Bureau receives about 2 million calls ever year from people who need a roofer they can rely on, which is more than any other industry. Unfortunately, the BBB also receives thousands and thousands of calls every year from consumers who were dissatisfied with the experience they had with the roofing repair contractors that they’d hired.
Although such facts might make it seem like it’s tough to find a roofer you can trust, it’s really quite easy. You just need to know what and where to look. Here are a few tips to help.
Call Your Local Chamber of Commerce.
It’s not hard to find a roofer in your area. All you have to do is a quick, cursory search online and you can get a list of names and phone numbers. Once you have a few prospective roofers in mind, call your local chamber of commerce and ask them whether or not those roofers are members of the chamber, and how long they’ve been members. Doing so will accurately verify the contractor’s credentials.
Verify That They’re Well Insured.
You need to find a roofer who’s well insured, otherwise you may be liable to pay for their medical expenses should they get hurt while working on your home. You can do this by asking for the roofer’s insurance licensing number, and then calling the official license board of your state to verify the roofer’s insurance standing.
Get Everything in Writing.
After you’re all done trying to find a roofer, and you think you have your contractor, ask to get everything in writing. Make sure that the full scope of the work is explained, that they list what types of roofing materials they’re going to work with, how they’ll do cleanup and handle waste disposal, and — most importantly — the terms of payment.
It might seem like it’s tough to find a roofer you can count on, but if you make the right calls, you’ll eventually find a contractor worthy of your business. If you have any questions or know of any other things to look for when trying to find a roofer, feel free to ask in the comments. Visit here for more information.
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