Deciding on the ideal roofing contractor for you is not an easy job. Firstly, one should check the credentials of the person you are taking on for the job in your home or office thoroughly. This should be done beforehand so that one does not feel cheated later on in the day when the work has already commenced and you have no way of changing the roofing contractor.
Thus, make it a point to check the license of the contractor, when he or she obtained it and its date of expiry. Also, seek some referrals for work which he or she has already done. Make a personal visit to at least two or three sites where the work is completed. This will give you firsthand information about the kind of work which can be expected from the given party. It is best to check this yourself so that you are aware of the specialization of the concerned person.
The roofing contractor and you should have a connect with each other. Both parties should understand the other side and point of view well. This way there will be no anomalies while discussing and come to conclusion about different aspects of the project. You should feel totally at ease with the roofing contractor and be able to freely discuss with him or her whatever your thoughts about the job to be done are. If there is no level of comfort, it can lead to any kind of misunderstanding which may backfire on the project.
Make sure that not only does he or she understand you well, but you too are able to read out the fine print which is being spelled out. Sometimes, some contractors do not spell out all the details in the beginning and come up with some issues later on in the day. This will have a direct bearing on the project and it may get stalled due to this reason. Hence, a good level of trust and confidence of both sides in each other is very necessary.
Make sure to take down whatever is being done in writing from the roofing contractor. All the papers and documentation work needs to be totally in order. Or again, it may lead to some kind of misunderstand later on. Also, read the fine print between the lines very carefully. It should not be confusing jargon which can mean something other than what is being stated. For this, consult a good lawyer who can read the contract between the lines and see that it is fully in order. Also, make it a point to get some leeway on your side that if the work does not come out well or the roof collapses within a short time of the repair work, you have enough insurance cover on your side to have the work done again without incurring high expenses for the same.
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