What to Look For When Hiring a Roofing Contractor in Arizona
It’s not easy to find the right contractor for your project. It usually takes a lot of time and effort to interview potential contractors and vet them before you finalize one to work on your project. And it’s not just about getting the cheapest price or checking references; you want someone who has experience, is trustworthy, and will provide quality service at an affordable price. So, whether you are in need of a new roof or just a few repairs, read on for everything you need to know about finding and hiring a roofing contractor!
Get References and Check Licensing
Before you hire a contractor, you might want to check if they are licensed and insured. If they are not, you need to be extra careful and have your guard up. You should also ask for references so you can call previous customers to ask about their experience working with the contractor and the quality of their work. All contractors should have current insurance and licensing. The contractor and their subcontractors should have both general liability and workers’ compensation insurance.
Ask for an Estimate in Writing
A written estimate is a great thing to have before the work is done. It’s also a great way to see if you are getting a fair price. You should ask for at least two estimates, so you can compare them and see who is offering the best price. You should ask each contractor for an estimate. This should include the materials they plan to use and the amount of labor they expect to need to complete the job. You should have each contractor sign the estimate and include the terms of payment.
Check for Product Warranty
You should confirm the contractors are using materials that come with the proper warranty. Make sure the materials they’re using are covered under warranty. There are many different kinds of warranties and some cover labor as well as materials. All contractors should use materials that come with a warranty. It’s important to know how long the warranty lasts and what is covered under it.
NOTE: Although roofing material manufacturer’s offer a product warranty, many will not honor their warranty if the roofing contractor you hire is not certified by them to install their products.
Ask Questions About the Roofing Materials Chosen
You should ask questions about the materials the contractor plans to use and why they are choosing those materials. For example, you might want to know if they are choosing certain shingles because they last longer or provide better protection against weather or hail damage.
Confirm the Install Date and Window for the Job
You should also confirm the install date and when they plan on completing the project. It’s also a good idea to confirm the installation date with several contractors before hiring one. The contractor should give you a window of when the job will start and have accurate timeline of how long the job will take.
Now that you know how to hire a roofing contractor, we hope this guide has been helpful! Remember, taking the time to find a reputable and qualified contractor will save you a lot of time and money in the long run. We wish you the best of luck in your roofing project!
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our office. Our team would be more than happy to help!
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