Longmont Roofing: Article About Questions To Discuss With Your Contractor
If you are in a position similar to the one I was in a few months ago, that of needing a new roof on your home, you understand how big a financial investment putting a new roof on your home can be. Not only is it a financial investment, but it is also an investment of time. Having a roof improperly installed on your home could mean the difference between having a roof that easily falls apart and one that will last you for decades. Here are some tips that I found especially useful when it came to finding the right Longmont roofing professionals for my home.
One of the first things that I learned through trial and error is that when you are taking bids for your roofing project, it is not a good idea to take the lowest bid. You have to ask yourself how is it that this contractor is able to bid so low. Quite often, low bids signify substandard materials and poor quality work. However, this is not always the case. There are some instances when a roofing contractor can offer a lower price simply because he has access to high-quality, low price materials or because his overhead is low.
A second tip that has proved invaluable for me is finding out how long the roofing contractor has been in business. You want a company that has been around for a while and that is well established.
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The reason for this is that they will more than likely be available when you need them to do repairs a few years down the line. This is something to give consideration to when looking at warranties that businesses offer. If the roofing contractor offers a warranty, what good will it be if the company is not around in a year or two?
A third tip is to never work with a roofing company that is not licensed and insured. The truth is that, in the majority of the states, it is illegal for a roofer to work without insurance. But even if it is legal in the state where you live, it is not advisable to use a company that does not have insurance. If you do, you are putting yourself at risk for serious property damage and for liability for personal injury.
A fourth and final tip is to get references. Any roofing contractor who is worth his salt is going to have a list of references that they will be happy to give you. Obviously, the references that they give will be of customers who were happy with their service. However, getting some reassurance about the quality of the work that they do is better than not getting any.