At Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration we pride ourselves on our professionalism and experience in getting the job done right. Homeowners choose us for quality, honesty, experience and timeliness. We help protect you, the homeowner from contractors with questionable ethics that all too often leave the consumer high and dry, out of pocket with incomplete repairs. The customer service professionals at Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration caution you to do your research before hiring a professional contractor of any kind. Below we outline a list of five things you should know before hiring a contractor.
Ask Potential Roofer Questions
You are the client and therefore you are the driving force behind any repairs or remodeling being done on your home. Before speaking with a contractor do some research and jot down a list of questions to discuss with your service professional. Don’t be afraid to ask for explanations in the areas you don’t understand. At Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration we will inspect the area needing repairs and happily take the time to answer all of your questions as well as provide a free estimate.
Get Bids from Several Roofing Contractors
Three bids are considered the minimum but six will give you a clearer picture on appropriate costs and quality of work. Keep in mind that you often get what you pay for so a higher bid often indicates quality materials and workmanship. Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration recommends that you do your homework first so you don’t become a victim of substandard workmanship. Steer clear of any contractor that asks for the entire balance up front and only accepts cash only.
Complete a Background Check on Roofing Company
Make sure you get the full company name and address, never a P.O. Box number. Ask for a copy of the state license and insurance policy numbers and check that they are current. Typically the Insurance should have at least a million dollars in liability and worker’s compensation coverage. Ask and follow up on previous consumer references.
Check Out a Roofing Contractor’s Work History
The professionals at Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration are specialists in the roofing field and warn you to be careful of hiring a general contractor who may not have the expertise or experience to get the job done right. Also look for quality materials and workmanship, and consistent client satisfaction. Be aware of the small details – Are your phone calls returned in a timely manner? Are appointments and meeting times kept and did your contractors meet with you promptly at the scheduled time? Do company vehicles and dress codes reflect cleanliness and pride?
Be Aware of Roofing Contract Details
A contract should include a start date and a completion date, information on building permits and fees and a description of products and services to be provided by the contractor and payment terms. Make sure any subcontractor information is listed (if applicable) such as license and insurance verification and warranty and the consequences of default. Default can include a contractor’s failure to provide payment to subcontractors so make sure the contract excludes you from liability should that event occur. Finally, make sure the agreed upon amount is filled in before you sign the contract!
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For superior service and quality workmanship contact Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration today and ask to speak with a customer service professional about roofing repairs or replacement. Ask for a list of references and reviews. Just like our previous clients we will meet and exceed your expectations each and every time!