The time may come when you find yourself in need of Residential Roof Repair. This is one job which should never be put off as the roof protects the interior of the home from the elements. Finding a reputable Roofing Repair Silver Spring contractor is key to getting the job done right. What should you look for when choosing a Roofing Repair Silver Spring contractor? Which factors are of the greatest importance? Here are some tips to make the process of selecting easier.
*Request a business card from each contractor you speak to. Check to ensure the address listed on the card is an actual place of business. Verify the telephone number, business license information and tax ID number.
*Contact the professional board responsible for licensing roofing contractors and ask about any contractors you are considering using. This one step can quickly eliminate one or more names on your list of contractors to interview.
*Ask to see proof of insurance. At the bare minimum, you want to make sure the contractor has workers’ compensation and insurance and liability coverage. Contact the insurance companies responsible for issuing the policies and ask if the policies will be in effect throughout the duration of the job. This step prevents you from being sued by a contractor, subcontractor or employee of either if an accident or injury occurs on your property.
*Demand a written, detailed proposal, one which provides all details of the work to be completed. Not only should this proposal list materials to be used, it should also include a starting and completion date along with payment procedures. The proposal should also name the person responsible for overseeing the job. Ask about his or her experience.
*Read any paperwork concerning warranties and guarantees offered by the roofing material manufacturer and the roofing contractor. One thing to pay close attention to is the listing of provisions which would void the warranty.
These are just a few things to consider when choosing a roofing contractor. A number of other questions could and should be asked. The more you know about any given contractor, the easier it will be to determine if he or she is right for the job you need completed.
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