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Most of us value having a roof over our heads, but when our roof begins to leak or shingles begin to display signs of rust, we know we need to contact a roofer quickly.
This is where the panic will begin. Roofs are costly (because it’s difficult to get enthusiastic for investing so much money on home renovations we won’t be able to show off to our friends and family), and we’ve all read horror reports of poor contractor encounters. I strongly suggest you to visit Roofing Contractor Omaha-Arcosanti, Inc to learn more about this.
Fortunately, with a little guidance, you’ll be able to choose the right roofer for the job, and your new roof will be installed easily and at a reasonable cost.
The First Steps
The first move is to compile a list of potential roofers. Asking friends and family for recommendations is a good way to begin. This recommendation should come from someone who has consulted with a roofer, not just someone who knows one. Ask for specifics…how was the job, was it completed on time, on schedule, and did the price seem competitive? Happy buyers are still keen to share their good experience, so ask for specifics…how was the work, was it completed on time, was it completed on budget, and did the price seem competitive?
Websites (not necessarily advertising websites like Craigslist.org, but more sites that consumers rate and approve, such as AngiesList.com), other contractors you might have dealt with before, and the yellow pages are also excellent places to search for roofers.
I’d be wary of short-term advertisements, whether online or in local papers. Dealing with an unknown roofer who intends to stay for at least the year they would agree to with the yellow pages is preferable.
So, you should have a short list of possible applicants by now. It’s always good to have at least 2-3 bids to pick from, because it would almost certainly necessitate approaching at least 4-6 contractors, so start calling and scheduling bid appointments.
Meeting with the Roofing Contractors
You’ll have a clear sense of how the job will go before the roofer arrives. Few people will not be able to make it; mark them off the list and do not attempt to reschedule. Some roofer may be late, which is a positive indicator that he doesn’t deserve your time and will most likely be late on your work as well. If you ignore this early warning, you’ll come to regret it later.
If your roofer turns up, find out the following information in addition to the price:
Is it true that they are authorised and insured? (You must answer yes to all questions, and if you choose the roofer, you must check both by calling – unscrupulous contractors have been known to obtain insurance cards, then withdraw their policies, leaving them with a card but no real insurance.)
Will the requisite permissions be issued before construction begins? (Before they begin working, you must see the permit.)
Is it true that they employ subcontractors? (Many do; if this is the case, you must obtain a lien release prior to making payment.) Otherwise, if they don’t pay their subcontractors, the subcontractors will file a lien against your home!)
Hiring The Best Candidate
The payment conditions are the final move after you’ve found a roofer you want and agreed on a reasonable sum. It’s common practise to cost a percentage of the total up front, which normally includes the supplies. Progress payments can be made based on the scale of the work after the first payment, but the final payment must be saved before the job is completed to your satisfaction (including cleanup).
Thomas Dillinger has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years, roofing both industrial and residential buildings. Tom created Grappler Construction, a family-owned roofing, repair, and remodelling company, in 1996. Grappler Construction, based in the Washington, DC metro area, is known for providing outstanding support and high-quality jobs.