Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tips on Hiring Roofing Contractors

When the time comes to repair or replace the roof of your home, it can be a stressful situation. Many contractors may promise the moon, but they will deliver far less. Here are a few tips to consider when looking for roofing contractors wasatch ut.

When first calling contractors, make sure that they are state licensed and have the proper permits to work in the locale where you need the job performed. You can also request copies of the permits they have filed for from your local building contractor's office.

Ask for references from previous clients they have worked with. This way you can drive past the home and see the work they have done firsthand. It is also a good idea to inquire at the local lumberyard as they deal with all sorts of contractors. They can tell you who is good and who is not.

Any contractor should be able to give you at least a ballpark estimate on how much the job will cost. Ask for a breakdown of the estimate so you can see how much they are charging for materials, how much for labor, et cetera.

When it is time to negotiate a price, absolutely avoid paying them in cash or paying the entirety of the job upfront. A proper payment plan should include a small deposit upfront and several portioned out payments along the way. A final payment would be made upon completion of the job.

Never hire a contractor that does not carry an adequate level of insurance. This insurance should include both liability and workman's comp. The liability insurance will cover any damages that may be incurred from neglect on the part of the contractor, while the workman's comp will cover an employee of the contractor if there are any accidents. If the contractor fails to carry workman's comp insurance, there is a possibility you would be held liable in the event an accident or injury occurs. Depending on state law, this may have to be paid from either your homeowner's insurance or out-of-pocket from you. A dependable and trustworthy roofing contracting company such as CTI Contractors is your best bet.