Your roof protects your home and your loved ones from the outside elements. Roofs are meant to last a long time, and depending on the materials used and installation, should last you anywhere from 15-30 years with good maintenance. However, when the time comes for a new roof, what are some of the most important things to look for to find a good roofing contractor?
- Licensure and Insurance. A good roofing contractor should have all the necessary licenses and proper insurance for all his or her employees. If someone is injured on the job, you don’t want to be the one asked to front the bill. Proper insurance for all the employees who are to be working under your contractor should be something they provide, and something you should ask about. Also, be sure to check that your potential contractor has all the proper licensure for your state. You want someone you can trust working on this important piece of your home.
- Local Referrals. Asking for local referrals can be a great way to attest to the work of the roofing contractor you are considering. People are particular about their roofs, and so if a roofing contractor has positive ratings and reviews, you can probably feel more comfortable moving forward with this contractor.
- Written Bid and Contract. When getting a new roof, or dealing with roof repair, you are generally given estimates. Look for a company that gives you a written estimate and contract detailing out all potential costs and fees. You want to know what it is you’ll be paying for, and an honest contractor should be happy to talk you through all the numbers.
These are just a few things to look for when choosing a roofing contractor for your home. At Sentry Construction, we are pleased to provide quality roofing services for you home, so give us a call today.