Choosing a roofing contractor to install or repair your roof is a big decision and a big investment. You want a professional roofing contractor you can trust. There are ways to protect yourself against scams and shoddy work by taking the time to do some simple research. Learn about the company that you plan to use to ensure that they are professional, experienced, and well established. A few important questions you should ask are:
- How long have you been in business?
- Do you have a permanent office or place of business and permanent employees?
- Are you fully insured?
- When do you require payment?
How long have you been in business? Do you have a permanent office and employees?
This will confirm that you are dealing with a company that is established and here to stay versus a here today, gone tomorrow type company. If there is an office you can visit, you can meet the employees, see shingle samples, and get detailed explanations of products being used on your home. Permanent employees are educated, knowledgeable, and dedicated to the goals and values of the company, with the skills and training to provide quality work.
Are you fully insured?
Roofing can be dangerous and any company that is doing manual labor should be insured for your protection. Accidents can happen and if they do, you want to be protected. Ask the company for a copy of their insurance certificate to ensure they are fully insured. Liability insurance will protect your personal property (home, car, and other personal belongings) that may be damaged while the work is being completed
When do you require payment?
It is important to choose a contractor that requires payment only after the work is complete to ensure they will in fact finish the job. In some cases, especially in times of major storms and damage, there are crews that will come knocking on your door to bid on your roofing needs, require full or partial payment up front, only to never be seen again. Choosing a roofing contractor like J-Conn that only requires payment due upon completion of the work is a way to avoid this type of scam.
You now have a brief knowledge of what sets a professional, experienced, well established roofing contractor apart from others. By educating the consumer we here at J-Conn hope to help prevent more homeowners like yourself from being ripped off or scammed. If you have roofing work you need done, call J-Conn today for a free, no obligation estimate from a local roofing contractor that you can trust!