When looking for the right roofing contractor, you want to find one that is reliable and trustworthy. Here are some useful tips to help you find the right one for the job.

Local Referrals

When looking for a contractor, usually its best to look locally within your community. This leaves less chance for potential issues or scams, plus possibly someone you know may have used them before. A local contractor should also be familiar with local rules and regulations, and most likely have a rapport with local crews and suppliers.

Research Ratings

When it comes to hiring a contractor you can never be to safe, so researching their rating on BBB (Better Business Bureau) website can help you out a whole lot. If the contractor you are interested in does not exist on their website, you should automatically stay away from them. Contractors are required to maintain satisfactory ratings with the BBB in order to retain their certification.


Check to see if the contractor has the proper training for safety, if not they may not be the right one for you.

Licensing & Insurance

When hiring a contractor, make sure he has insurance and that it covers all their employees as well as subcontractors. They should be able to provide a copy of their certificate for validation upon you asking. Even though most states require licensing for contractors, there are still many that operate without it. Make sure they provide you with a copy of their license and confirm that it is valid online.

Never Give In

Some contractors may try to pressure you into signing a contract before an insurance company actually has giving you an estimate on the damage. There will be certain contractors that will assure you they can work with whatever the insurance company settles on, just so they get the job. Make sure the contractor examines the home to make sure the insurance adjuster did not miss anything that could cost you out of pocket money.

Finding the right contractor is very crucial; make sure you look into the contractor you plan on hiring very thoroughly making sure they are completely certified. Not hiring a certified contractor can cost you tons of money in the long run, as well as lawsuits and other legal issues.  

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