When you’re looking at improving your home, there are a number of options that one can take to get the best return on your investment. You might consider getting new siding, improving your kitchen, replacing your floors, or even a new roof. A new roof can be a lasting, and high return, investment.
But do you do it yourself, or do you contact a roofing company to assist you?
The roofing industry is quite large, generating an estimated $46 billion of revenue in the U.S. annually. They take it very seriously and are professionals when it comes to roofing services, obviously. They’ll know all the tricks to making sure you get the best value for your dollar. But there are some things you have to think about, no matter if you’re getting a roofing replacement or roof repair.
Here is a list of things to keep in mind when dealing with a local roofing company.
- Get It All In Writing
Never hire anyone or any company without an idea of what you’re getting done drawn up in a contract. A professional company will deliver a proposal that details the roofing type, materials, and colors that will be included in the project. You should also ask about the kind of dumpsters in your yard, the cleanup, and what will occur in bad weather.
Also, make sure you ask about the start and end dates. You want to be able to protect yourself from being pushed back unfairly, so get them written in the contract.
- Take a Picture of Your House
Bring a picture to the roofing company of your home to get a second opinion on what would look the best, and work the best, for your home. They’ll be able to show you what your home looks like with the new roofing, and give you a record of what your home looks like at that time. So you can compare from year to year.
- Ask Questions
Make sure you ask for things like proof of liability, proof of workers compensation, and other important aspects of hiring. If you don’t that could leave you open to a lawsuit if accidents happen on your property. You should make sure that you also have a record of the businesses tax ID number, business license, phone number, and place of business.
Just to protect yourself from any potential legal issues in the future.
Working with professionals requires you to be professional. Make sure you keep these tips in mind when dealing with a roofing company.
If you have any questions feel free to reach out and contact us, we’ll be more than willing to help!