How to Hire the Best Roofing Contractor for Your Project
Planning a Successful San Francisco Roofing Project
You’re searching for a roofing contractor to manage a massive commercial project to satisfy Bay Area investors. Or maybe you need a residential roofing service to manage a leak or repair a structure after a flood or fire. The sheer number of options you have for roofing services is intimidating. How can you hire the most appropriate contractor?
Here are some good rules of thumb:
Ask the Right Questions
When you take bids, ask yourself:
- Will the company warranty its work for 5 to 10 years?
- Will the company submit the warranty in writing?
- Will the warranty cover all work done by all workers?
- Does the company have proper insurance, licensing and bonding? Whether you’re doing a residential or commercial project, you need proper protection, in case a worker gets hurt on your site; someone steals something from your home or from a neighbor; or an accident damages structures on the property.
Get an Excellent Contract
A roofing contractor might sound like an expert and thoroughly analyze your job. But you want to get all critical information written down in a contract. This information should include a detailed analysis of the cost; the start date of the work and expected completion date; a list of the materials that the company will use in the project (the more detailed the specs, the better); and the rights and responsibilities of both parties. It should include contingencies for a cancellation, detailed specs on work that the company will perform, and a guarantee that the contractor will abide by installation, warranty, and code prerequisites.
Look at Referrals
Customer testimonials can only tell you so much about a particular company. But if you find a plethora of excellent reviews, note that. Likewise, if many clients have complained, consider those complaints a red flag.
Contact Our Dedicated Roofing Professionals Today
The San Francisco roofing team here at Ben’s Roofing is happy to discuss your needs and talk to you at length about your project and budget. Give us a call today at 510-690-8570 or fill out our online contact form right here on our website and a team member will contact you as soon as possible!