Once you begin searching through roofing experts there are a series of questions you should ask them. The first question is do they operate under a licensed business. If they are then you can verify them with their license number. Ask for it and then call and confirm. You can also verify contractors through the Better Business Bureau, or BBB. Angie’s List is also a great way to verify roof contractors. You can find out a lot about a contractor on this website. If anyone has any complaints about their work or their professionalism then it will be reported. If a contractor has a website you can also find out more information on that individual or the company they work for or own through their website.
You will need to check out at least five roofing companies to give you a broad range of experts to choose from. Once you have narrowed down your choices to five, you can begin to create a list of questions you want to ask roof experts questions that you have about the project at hand. Write the answers down so you will know who said what. Next you want to schedule a visit so you can receive a quote on the complete project. You should be able to schedule all roofing contractors’ visits on one day but if necessary break it up into two days. When they come out to your house, get their quote in writing before they leave so that nothing changes when they get back to their office and then contact you again. Tell them over the phone that you want to have a quote on site.
During this visit you want to also determine how long it will take the contractors to start the project and finish it. Ask what materials they recommend and why. You also want to know where they will be purchasing the supplies. Get a list of supplies that they feel will be needed and call around to several locations to see what the different pricing options are. You may be able to save yourself some money on this project if you are willing to call around and find the least expensive supplies and material.
Once you have studied through all your proposals from the contractors, you will need to narrow down your choices to one. Choose the right contractor based on how much they are going to charge you for the job, how long it will take them to do the job, and how you feel about the roofer as a professional. Once your project is completed, be sure to go online and place a review of your experience with all the roofing contractors that you contacted. Even if they didn’t do the job you will want to document how professional they were over the phone and while giving you a quote.