Run an online search for “roofers near me” and you’ll find a selection of available local roofers. But how can you tell which of them is the one that will fit your needs? In today’s post, roofing company Wortham Bros. shares tips on how to hire a roofing contractor who will meet your needs.
Work With Local Roofers
Working with a local roofing contractor can be beneficial in many ways, starting with the fact that it will help narrow down your list quickly. Local roofing contractors are more knowledgeable with local building codes and HOA rules, and they can be counted on in case of roofing emergencies.
Always Ask for a Copy of Their Insurance Certificate
A prospective roofer should have no problem furnishing a copy of their insurance certificate. Insurance coverage varies between providers, but the certificate should indicate coverage for general liability insurance and workers’ compensation. It’s your assurance that you’re protected in case of accidental property damage or worksite injuries. will be happy to provide a copy of our insurance certificate to potential clients.
Look for at Least One Manufacturer Designation
Roofing manufacturers provide designations to roofers that pass their training and receive certification. For roofers, this means they are authorized to install products and offer warranties from the said manufacturer. For clients, this is assurance that their roof will be held to the high standards set by the manufacturer. We at Wortham Brothers roofing are proud of our designations as a CertainTeed® SELECT ShingleMaster™ and an Owens Corning® Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor.
Ask for References…and Call Them
As the saying goes, “the proof is in the pudding” or in this case, the finished roof. And who better to provide proof than that roofer’s previous customers? Most roofers can provide references, however the real work is by calling these references. Make time for these calls and make sure you ask questions about the roofer’s service, including punctuality, communication and the roof itself. This step may be the most time-consuming, but this will help you make an informed choice.