Hiring a Roofer | Getting a new residential and commercial roofing system is a major investment, making it important to hire the right person to complete the job. While there are many roofing contractors out there, selecting one who meets your needs can be quite difficult.
Here are tips for hiring the ideal roofer for your project.
Choose an Experienced Professional
No matter what home improvement project you’re planning, hiring an experienced contractor is essential. Keep in mind that poor workmanship won’t last long. Still, not because a roofer has years of experience, doesn’t mean they are familiar with every kind of roof. Make sure that your potential contractor has relevant experience with the kind of roof your home or building has before hiring them.
Request Proof of License and Insurance
Only hire a contractor with a valid license as well as workers and general liability insurance. When something wrong happens to your home during the project and your roofer doesn’t carry insurance, you can end up covering the necessary repair costs.
Before hiring anyone, it’s recommended that you obtain at least three estimates from different commercial or residential roofing companies. The project quote should include the cost of materials and labor. With a written estimate, you’ll have more leverage if the overall cost stated on the contract is higher than the one listed in the estimate. Doing so will also give you an idea about how much you need to save for your new roof.
Ask If They Will Remove the Old Roofing Material
A good roofer will tear off your old roof as part of the overall project cost. Keep in mind that layering new asphalt shingles over old ones can lead to roofing problems and can even compromise your home’s structural integrity with their weight. On the other hand, your roofer will be able to address and fix any underlying issues your roof may have once the old material has been removed.
Whether you have an asphalt or metal roofing system, you can count on Atrium Roofing. Call us at (210) 807-6767 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.