Florida took a big weather hit this summer, leaving many in need of roof repairs. But those affected by Hurricane Irma aren’t the only ones who will be dealing with that need.
Eventually, every roof will need to be repaired or replaced. Sometimes, it’s hard to know just how to pick the right contractor to tackle roof repairs and replacements. Fortunately, there are some common sense guidelines you can follow.
Make sure your contractor carries insurance
According to Angie’s List, it’s an absolute must that your contractor carry worker’s compensation and liability insurance. That can help protect everyone all the way around.
“Ask to see the certificates and actually call the insurance carrier to confirm that they are valid,” Angie’s List suggests.
If you want high-quality work, choose a high-quality, local contractor. That means someone who has established a reputation in your community, not just someone who has set up an office.
“We have had many calls from customers that have problems within the standard five-year warranty period,” according to Angie’s List. “The company that they chose to install their roof closed, moved or vanished.”
For West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Florida Keys, David Bange Roofing could be the right local contractor for your roof repairs. Since the company’s founding, David Bange has provided high quality service to Southern Florida.
Don’t make price your only bottom line
Sure, we all want to get the best price on work we have done. But that shouldn’t be your only consideration when it comes to something as important as your roof.
“Those that do work on the side or are just working out of a pick-up truck can always do the work cheaper,” Angie’s List writes. “But in the long run, you get what you pay for.”
Often, people are penny wise and pound foolish in this area, hiring a cheap contractor, only to find later that they need to spend more money to fix what should have been done right in the first place.