How to Safely Hire a Roofing Contractor

Hiring a contractor in any professional field can be a frustrating experience. We all know the story of flying nightgowns who are self-proclaimed experts in their field, but their final product turns out to be a nightmare.

This scenario happens all too often in the lives of really good people who make very bad decisions when choosing a Turnbull Roofing Company. This article is meant to keep you from falling into the same trap we have seen others fall into.

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Here are some amazing facts about roofers:

  • More than 80% of roofers must go out of business within two years of opening.
  • The majority of roofing companies that exceed the 2nd year never reach the 5th financial year
  • The roofing industry is full of many roofing companies that offer roofing services with their second or even third business.
  • This means that many homeowners no longer have a job guarantee for their roof and, if their roof is not installed properly, they cannot be held responsible for repairs.
  • There are a lot of rooftop scammers out there who are unlicensed, shackled, and insured.
  • The roofing industry is one of the nation's leading providers of fraud and abuse claims and reports.

Your checklist to safely hire a roofing contractor

Check your credentials:

  • Is the contractor licensed, bonded and insured? (Ask to see their certificate).
  • Do accident insurance and employee liability go together?
  • Make sure the contractor is certified with the product you installed!
  • Certification affects the quality of assurance you will receive.
  • Certified contractors can provide extended roof and finish warranties.
  • Are they members of corporate reporting groups like BBB or Angie's list where you can check their reviews.

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