A Beginner's Guide to Choosing A Roofing Contractor

If you need to have a roofing repair done, it can seem a little scary, especially if it's your first real home renovation. There are a lot of rumors of scams and poor workmanship, so doing your homework is more important than ever. Hiring a Fairburn discount roofing contractor may seem intimidating, but here are some things to consider before you sign a contract.


Insurance and Other Qualifications

The first thing you should ask for is confirmation of insurance, licenses, and bonding. This is standard operating procedure and no qualified contractor will be upset if you ask to see proof of these items. They are essential for protecting you and your home from damage, lawsuits, and poor workmanship. Did you know if a contractor's employee gets hurt working on your house and the business doesn't have the right insurance, you could be held liable and your homeowner's insurance will have to pay for hospital bills?


Office Space

An established, local office is better than hiring an out of town company. See how long the business has been in the current office space and where they were before that. If it appears they have been in several different spaces, or you can't trace their work spaces, you might think about going with a business that has been around longer. While a business' past performance doesn't guarantee future viability, it is an indicator that the business has done something right for the time they have been working.


Your Budget

Make a few calls for estimates. If one roofer seems like he or she is too high or too low, eliminate that business. A business that charges more may do better work, but if the price is too high, the business may just be profiting off the work that someone could do for a little less. If the business offers a price that is much lower than anyone else, you may have found a scam. unless the business can tell you exactly why they have lower prices. For example, the business harnesses its buying power to negotiate lower prices on asphalt shingles.


Detailed Quote

Once you have narrowed the choices to 3 businesses, ask for a detailed quote. A Fairburn discount roofing company should be able to detail what materials they will use and how they apply them as it refers to cost. The important thing is that you want to be comparing apples to apples. If one business includes a required service that the others fail to mention, you may have to pay for it regardless who you go with. Call the roofing contractors at Preferred Roofing today and get your home taken care of!