Effective Tips to Consider When Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Effective Tips to Consider When Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Whether it’s residential or commercial roofing, it’s important to find the right contractor who knows how to listen to what you want for your roof and build it according to your needs and preferences. But if you’re not sure where to start, our team at Meredith Home Improvements has shared some effective tips for you to consider:

Effective Tips to Consider When Hiring a Roofing Contractor


Ask About Their Roofing Experience

One important aspect to determine in hiring the right contractor is whether they have the right experience for your job. Experience is necessary on every roofing project and this can even apply to some of the newer contractors when they recruit workers and roofers who are already veterans in the industry. 

It’s possible that some older roofing companies may not be familiar with newer types of roofing installations. Also, keep in mind that contractors who often do poor quality work don’t tend to last long in the industry. It helps to check out their customer service reviews and previous projects as well.

Check If They’re Licensed and Insured 

Most professional residential roofers will readily have their licenses as proof that they’re working legally in the state. It’s always important to check if they’re licensed; otherwise, you’ll likely get some recourse if something goes wrong when you work with unlicensed contractors. 

Your preferred contractor should also have at least general liability insurance and worker’s compensation. This is so you won’t shoulder the expenses in case a worker damages your property and/or gets injured during the renovation process.

Ask For a Written Estimate

A written inspection gives you an idea of how much you’ll need to spend for your roof repair or replacement project. Instead of a verbal inspection, make sure that you get one that’s written in detail. It should also include the cost of removing your old roof and other additional materials such as replacing old and rotten rafters. A written inspection will also help you verify what is and isn’t included in the total cost.

When it comes to planning a roofing replacement, don’t hesitate to call our services at Meredith Home Improvements. As one of the highest-rated services in the area, you’ll be sure to have a roof that will last beyond its lifespan! Reach us today by contacting (412) 831-9991 or through our convenient contact form online.