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Roofs take a lot of abuse in the winter with all of the snow piling on top of it. If your roof gets damaged, repairs and replacements can be quite costly. Finding the right company to perform this task should not be taken lightly. You need to be certain that the contractors you hire are fully qualified as well as fiscally responsible. In short, you want to get the best possible roof built onto your home or business for as little money as possible. Here are some things that the Better Business Bureau recommends while looking for a good roofing contractor:If you’re walking by closed windows in your home and feeling a draft, you probably don’t want to know how much money it’s costing you in heating and cooling bills.

Get Some References

Ask around. Talk to friends, family, coworkers, or anyone you come in contact with to get some recommendations. Try to get at least three good references before hiring someone. You can check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any formal complaints lodged against the contractor.

Ask to See Their Credentials

Most professional businesses will have all of the proper credentials. You will on occasion run into some unprepared jokers who don’t know what they’re doing. Any halfway decent roofing contractor will have the following things:

 

Wait Before Paying or Signing

These are both things that you do not want to do until you are absolutely certain that you are going to work with the roofing company. Always get a contract and take your time before signing. If you know any lawyers, ask them to look over it. They can help you to understand any  tricky legalese.

Never pay for an entire job upfront. Standard procedure usually calls for one half to be paid in advance. Also, get a written estimate beforehand and never pay in cash. Use a check or credit card to keep record of payments.

Also be wary of any roofing contractor who wants to charge large amounts for repairs. Repair work should be significantly cheaper than installation.

Make Sure They’re Professional

If a roofing contractor is using unprofessional marketing tactics, that is generally a good warning that their work practices are also unprofessional. By leaving flyers in mailboxes, doors, or windshields of insurance compensation is a sign of an unprofessional roofer and should raise a red flag. Any roofing contractor that uses phrases such as insurance companies are compensating or most homeowners are unaware of the storm damage on their roof should not be trusted.

 

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