The roof is one of the single most important components of your home. Who do you call when you need help from a residential roofing contractor? At 180 Contractors, we understand how complex the world of contractors is to navigate. There are specific qualities that all homeowners should look for when hiring a roofing contractor.
Certifications and Insurance
First, we pride ourselves on only using certified installers. All workers on your roof should be certified. Other certificates to look for include:
- Trade Association Certificates of Standing
- Certification of Technical Competency
- General Liability Insurance Certificate
- Art Certified Contractor Status Letter
Additionally, make sure contractors offer insurance to avoid any additional costs for potential accidents or injuries that could occur. For most general liability policies, $1 million is the standard for policy coverage. However, contractors should at least have about $500,000 at minimum. Keep in mind there is no national governing board for roofers, but a letter can attest to their standards.
Experienced and Reputable
You do not have to take the company’s word for it when it comes to experience. Ask for a list of references from the last few years. The latest should be within the previous month and the oldest from five years prior. In addition to client references, also ask for supplier or business references. This can shed light on how the business runs and speak to the relationships between the contractor and their vendors.
Roofers can also obtain a Bank Financial Stability and Character Letter. The document vouches for the company’s integrity. Always ask for a Supplier Lien Waiver in advance to ensure no liens against the company.
Fair Pricing and Inspections
We will never overcharge you for a project. Do not trust a company that asks for complete payment upfront. Unless a job requires unique, non-refundable materials, you should never have to cover the job before it is finished. Most contractors ask for a deposit and the rest of the payment following the project.
180 Contractors has extensive experience in home remodeling throughout the Detroit area. Our team of contractors is capable of various roofing and residential remodeling projects. Contact us today for help with your next roofing project.