5 Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring A Roofing Company You must always hire the best roofing company at all times. Whether you need a new roof or roof replacement, whether you need a roofer for repairs or preventive maintenance, you can never deal with someone who is inexperienced or not ideal for the job you hire them for. Unless you wish to go wrong with your choice of roofing company and rue your decision later, it is necessary that you are cautious and do some real brainstorming to compare the various options and then choose one. Here are 5 common mistakes that people make when hiring a roofing company.
- Not asking for or getting a written estimate or contract is an extremely common mistake. In the real world, you would imagine that everyone will be cautious to get the entire proposal in writing but many roofers don’t take the initiative and property owners do not bother. It is not to generalize the entire roofing industry and paint them with the same brush but there are many companies which don’t have the best intentions in mind. Without a written contract, your budget can surge, you may not get the exact materials that you have discussed and the warranty may not be provided at all. You must get a written contract, sign on the dotted lines, get the company to sign and only then make any payments or get them to start the work.
- You should never hire an unlicensed and uninsured roofing company. Many property owners do this. Just because a roofer has a company or office doesn’t necessarily mean that they have all the necessary licenses and insurance. A roofing company must have the license to operate and it must have adequate workers’ compensation and liability insurance. Without the insurance, you can be in unthinkable financial trouble, should something go wrong during the project and someone or more get hurt in the process.
- Believing everything that a roofer says is the next big mistake. If you are not researching and doing some fact-finding to crosscheck the roofer’s claims, then you are signing up to be taken on a ride. Don’t just go by hearsay or claims, know it yourself.
- Don’t ever hire any roofer that doesn’t offer you a warranty. Even if you get a warranty, check out the coverage, the nature of the warranty, the duration and the exemptions which will not allow you to use the warranty.