You cannot proceed to hire a roofing contractor you never met. You can get referrals for people you know, you can simply go online and do a search. If possible, you can also visit their websites for more information.
You are better off spending some time looking for the best than having to do major repairs to a bad job done. You need to keep certain things in mind when looking for them.
You need to look for a licensed roofing contractor. They need to also demonstrate some form of ongoing training, as well as membership to a trade association. They need to have great certificates and other credentials.
Check to see if they have a permanent address. This shows they are a serious business with a strong foundation, who are ready to work and deliver on their promises. There has to be a well-stocked equipment store and plenty of service crew members to do the required jobs.
Their insurance coverage is also critical. It needs to be adequate for any eventuality in their line of work. They also need worker’s compensation coverage. There is always the possibility of a property owner getting sued for accidents on their premises. You therefore need this cover.
You need to see what warranty they offer. Normally, they give a year. they need to show that they stand behind their warranties. Those who offer product warranties cannot do so if they are not authorized to install those products. They must obey the instructions of the manufacturer in this regard.
They should not proceed without hearing what your ideas on the project are. You should decide a few things in the project, such as the color and nature of roofing material you want.
You need to check on the history of the contractor. You cannot afford to go for a contractor who has minimal experience. This experience is what guides them when they are making decisions.
You should ask to see their portfolio as well as talk to their previous clients. You can visit their website, or you can call them directly.
You need to ensure you have several quotations, from which you can pick the best. This will enable you to compare prices and products which the contractors will use to complete to project. You will tell form how they have priced their services which contractor is the most ideal to work with.
You need to also go with your gut. You need to feel OK working with them. The work they are about to do is important, and so only the best should get to do it.