Roofs are synonymous with protection, so it’s important to give them the attention they deserve. One way to do this is by hiring the right roofing contractor for all your installation, repair, or replacement needs.
The right contractor must first and foremost be open to giving you more information about them before you can hire them. Before committing to any contract or binding agreement, be sure to ask them these three questions:
- Are You Licensed?
This is the most important question to ask a roofing contractor. Licensing proves that they are allowed to work in North Carolina and suggests a certain level of reliability, professionalism, and expertise. As a rule, avoid unlicensed contractors at all costs; they are not worth the trouble.
- Are You Insured?
North Carolina law stipulates that employers with at least three employees must have workers’ compensation insurance. Therefore, ensure that your roofing contractor has this insurance. And while general liability insurance is not compulsory, it covers you against any damage caused by the contractor while working on your roof. This is something you might need to consider as well.
- How Much Experience Do You Have?
Roofing work is highly technical. Thus, the more experience a roofing contractor has, the more qualified they probably are. A contractor who has been in the game for a decade or two can be trusted to do a professional job without cutting corners or calling it quits prematurely. They are also more likely to work with trusted brands with proven quality.
In addition to the above questions, you can check out a roofing contractor’s business reputation on customer review platforms. An excellent rating, like an A+ on BBB, will indicate their commitment to customer satisfaction. This will aid you in making a final decision on whether to hire them.