Home Repair Weekly
April 27, 2009
This week's topic concerns steps you can take to protect your home and
money when looking for a Roofing Contractor. For the most up to date
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to my blogSelecting
The Right Roofing Contractor
a roofing contractor for your home is one of the most important
decisions you'll make with regard to home repair. To begin with, it's
going to be an expensive job; so you'll want to do some comparison
shopping. Even more importantly; it's crucial that you hire someone who
is qualified and reputable. To assist you with the process, I've put
together the a list of things to consider and suggested steps to take
in order to protect yourself to the greatest degree possible.
recommend this with any contractor or home service. But, with roofers,
it's more important than ever. Getting a bad job here; will jeapordize
your entire home. Ask neighbors, friends, relatives, or co-workers if
they can recommend someone. Get as many as possible.
some contractors, carrying liability insurance may not be necessary.
But, with the potential damage to your home that could result from
faulty work, this is an absolute must. It's important that you verify
the coverage as well. Call the agent or the insurer to make sure the
coverage is current and check the dates.
the contractors for references, in your neighborhood if possible, so
you can drive by and see the work. Then; call and qestion the
homeowner. People will always be glad to tell you if they're unhappy.
This could save you much misery and money.
may need warranty work at some point and it's important to know that
the company you use, will still be in business. Using a small
contractor is fine. just make sure they've been around a while.
A Local Company-In
some instances, particularly after a natural disaster, there may be
extremely high demand for contractors and your market may become
flooded with out of town services. In the industry; these are known as
storm chasers. With some trades, such as painting or drywall, this may
be OK. But, with roofing, I would make every effort to use someone
local; again for the warranty reason. If you do use an out-of-town
company out of urgency, make sure you've done an extended and thorough
some research about the process. Learn as much as you can about the
different products, market prices and common practices. Having even a
small amount of knowledge of the process will enable you to make a
I hope these suggestions will be
helpful with this crucial decision making process. This is, truly, one
that can effect many other aspects of the home.
Thanks for reading, see ya next week.
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