Finding a qualified contractor can take a while, which is why we recommend looking for one even before the need arises. Doing so can help minimize delays and make sure your roofing project is done properly. To help you get started on your search, the window replacement experts at BFARR Contracting share some vetting tips below.
Making a Shortlist
First off, you need to make a shortlist of qualified contractors. Here are some tips on how to do that:
- Look for customer reviews – A lackluster review isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker. See if they responded to the complaint—the absence of a response, or an online presence, is a red flag in itself.
Ask for recommendations from family and friends – Make sure they’ve actually hired the contractors they recommend.
Check the contractor’s qualifications – Certifications are proof a residential or commercial roofer underwent professional training and is qualified for the job.
See if they have liability and workers’ compensation insurance – Liability and workers’ compensation insurance can protect you from legal liabilities from workplace injuries.
Getting a Great Deal
File the shortlist once you’re done making it. Should you need some roofing work done, gather and compare estimates from at least three contractors on the least to find the best deal. Keep in mind that you should never pay upfront—a reputable contractor would never require their customers to pay in full before the start of the project. Instead, they’ll usually ask for a good faith deposit of 10% or less.
Set the Deadlines for Deliverables
Once you’ve picked a contractor, don’t forget to discuss and finalize the project timeline. Clear deadlines can help make your roofing project a smoother experience for you.
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BFARR Contracting, a GAF® Master Elite® contractor with an A%20 rating from the Better Business Bureau®, offers professional exterior services, including roof and siding replacement services. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and our commitment to delivering the best results to our customers. To get a free estimate, call us at (321) 444-6446 or leave us a message here.