Roof repair or replacement is a highly skilled and labor intensive job. Getting the roof replacement or repair done by some professionals is always a great option. But it often becomes difficult for us to find the right roofing contractor here in the state of Georgia on whom we can entrust the complete job and get our peace of mind back. Although finding a good professional contractor is difficult, but keeping a few things in mind while searching, we can end up with a good one.
More than three quotes: Always ensure you take more than three quotes from three contractors, so that you can compare them against each other and using the results you could ask for the best form the prospective contractor. Also having more option with you will leave you at a point where you can negotiate well with the contractors.
Warranty: Almost all the products used by for the roof replacement or restoration comes with manufacturer’s warranty and the contractor is liable to extend that warranty to you. Check carefully what the contractor has mentioned about this in his quotes.
Cost: Cost is a big factor if you go for the roof replacement. It is your responsibility to thoroughly analyze the rates quoted by the contractor against each item and you can verify those cost of materials by visiting or asking the suppliers. In some cases, some contactors also come with cheap offers. But those offers often have many hidden costs
Legal compliance: A good contractor always tries to comply with all the legal requirements. The contractor you are in talks with must have all legal things such as license from the local government, all necessary insurance with him. As a client you have all the rights to ask him for the relevant papers and you also can get them cross checked at respective government offices.
Contract: A beat way to deal with the roofing contractor is by taking everything in written from them. You must formulate a contract stating all your requirements and specifications and get it signed from him and keep a copy with yourself for reference in case of any dispute. A good contractor will honour the contract always.
Other things such as site clearance par construction, recycling of waste materials must also be discussed with the contractor in detail and you must put those conditions in the contract too.
Although the site clearance seems a small thing to include in a contract, you trust me it is a very cumbersome and costly process to deal with. Patience, research and systematic approach will certainly find you a good roofing contractor sooner than later.