Do you need to have a new roof put on your home? If this is the case, you need to have the right person overseeing this very big project to ensure no problems occur. You will need to hire a professional roofing contractor who has been in the business for many years. You certainly do not want someone who is inexperienced being in charge of the construction workers who are installing your roof. This would be a disaster waiting to happen. Here are the big things that you will need to insist upon before you agree to hire a roofing contractor to oversee your roof installation.
1. The contractor should be able to show you his valid license to work in your state.
A contractor must be licensed. Unfortunately, there are many people who are doing contractor work all over the country who do not have a valid license. Some of these people had a valid license at one time. However, it got suspended and revoked. There are other people who never had a contractor’s license to begin with. It goes without saying that you do not want these people working on your roof. You need a contractor who has a license because this is a person who has successfully passed all of the mandatory training courses required by your state.
2. You should also demand to see proof that the contractor is covered by a current insurance policy.
Insurance is a necessity for all professional roofing contractors and the people who work for them. Some damage might be caused to your home during the process of installing your new roof. It is necessary that you make sure that every person who will be working on your roof is insured. This will mean that any damage that might be caused to your home by the construction workers will be repaired with money from their insurance company. Make sure that you ask to see the proof of insurance for every person who will be involved in the project.
3. You need to hire a contractor who has outstanding references.
Make sure you talk to other people who have hired any contractor you are interested in hiring. If possible, visit some of the homes the contractor has worked on in the past. This will allow you to see the quality of work that the contractor is capable of.