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The Cheat Sheet to Choosing a Roofing Contractor

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Most homeowners dread when it comes time to replace a roof due to long process or researching local roofers, contacting insurance (if it’s part of a claim) and the financial burden.

However, most roofs last 30 years without any “acts of God” so you are looking at a replacement, repair or reroof hopefully once in the life of your home.

The most important part of it all is hiring a roofing contractor that does good work at a fair price and meets all the professional license requirements.

Here’s Our Quick Guide to Choosing a Roofer

As you can guess, this article is about a quick checklist you can run through when hiring a localĀ roofing company or any contractor really.

Here are some of the things to check out:

  1. Check Their Professional Licensing

This one is probably the most important and the most obvious. Whenever you receive roofing work, you’ll want to make sure the contractor you hire is in fact a licensed contractor. Head on over to CSLB.gov or the governing body in your state and look up their info.

It SHOULD be on their website.

2. Know the Terms of Their Insurance Policy

This one is related to the first point but when choosing a local roofer, make sure they have the necessary insurance for liability and workers comp!

This is also one of the largest mistakes homeowners make when hiring roofing contractors.

It goes without saying that skipping this step can lead to major headaches down the road in the instance that one of workers on the roofing company you decide to use gets injured on your house.

3. Check for Reviews and Testimonials

Let’s be honest, in the world of online roofing reviews from Yelp and others, people can be over dramatic. That’s why it’s important to take all of the reviews into account to build a consensus rather than looking at the extreme standouts.

Yelp is a good place to find reviews of roofing contractors but it’s not the ONLY place. Homeowners should check the BBB, Google and other professional organizations that aren’t as mainstream.

Those are the customers that leave reviews with less bias.

Hopefully you’ve found this short guide on hiring roofing contractors useful. Feel free to share it or contact us with anything you think would improve it!