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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Understanding Importance Of General Contractor For Your Project

When working on your commercial construction project, make sure you have chosen a professional and self-performing general contractor to work with you. There are many benefits to doing so.

‘The easy way to find your Pro’ (which is also known as ‘La manire simple de trouver votre Pro’ in the French language) providing contractor services near you is via various online sources available. Some benefits are listed below:

  • Save your time
  • Outstanding work quality
  • Save money
  • Enhanced effective communication

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Get estimates from at least 5 to 6 general contractors

When collecting estimates from every general contractor, you must request the same design, specifications, and services. This will help you get relevant estimates from them. You can easily compare the final costs of each contractor to make informed decisions.

Make sure you ask for their detailed estimates that cover everything. A detailed estimate will include material and labor costs, sub-contractor fees, schedules for completing projects and payment schedules.

After you decide to work with certain general contractors, you need to sign a contract. Make sure that the contracts contain every detail. This will explain the project timeline, specifications about the scope of work, materials to be used, payment schedules and more.

You must ensure that the contract contains everything that helps to complete your project and maintains flexibility. And after you sign a contract, you can start working on your commercial project with a general contractor.

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