Searching through contractor databases for a company qualified to work on your roof seems like a simple enough task, but homeowners who’ve had roofing work done know that it’s more than just a matter of comparing price points. If you’re on the hunt for the best Charlotte NC roofers, here are the top 5 questions you need to ask before making a hiring decision:
- Are you licensed?
North Carolina law requires contractors to have a license for projects exceeding $30,000. Any less and your contractor won’t be legally obligated to provide proof of training or certification. ASK FOR IT ANYWAY. At the very least, you’ll want your roofer to be trained or certified by the manufacturers they represent.
- Do you get permits?
Building permits are required for any home improvement project involving structural work. You do not want to be held legally responsible for failure to obtain the required permit, so to be on the safe side, choose a contractor who will see to all the necessary paperwork.
- Do you have insurance?
What you’re looking for is both workman’s comp and general liability insurance. This way, you’re protected from all liability and costs incurred by any untoward incident.
Ohio contractor Great Day Improvements offers the following pro tip:
When it comes to insurance, though, don’t simply take the roofer’s word for it. Ask to see an insurance certificate. This certificate will list your name and address as an additional insured, so if something happens on the job, you—and all of your hard-earned property—are covered. If you still feel hesitant, call the insurance company and ask.
- Are you local?
Always, always choose a local company. If any future problems arise in relation to your roofing project, you’ll be able to contact them and hold them responsible. You do NOT want to work with a storm chaser!
- How long have you been in business?
The longer a roofer has been in business, the better the chances are of your project turning out great. Along with this, ask whether the contractor has had extensive experience with your type of roof.
Roof Roof, a full-service Charlotte roofing company with nearly 20 years of experience in the local industry, ticks all the right boxes. They are fully committed to quality workmanship and to delivering 100% customer satisfaction. For inquiries, visit www.RoofRoof.com.
(Article Excerpt from 15 Questions to Ask a Roofer Before Hiring, Great Day Improvements, LLC; March 28, 2013)