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Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

by Kevin Smith Author

There are too many stories about people getting ripped off by construction contractors of any type. Hoping to score a good deal or needing an emergency repair, too few people do the appropriate research to ensure that the contractor is certified, reliable, and will do the job they say they will do. Finding a residential roofing contractor in Melbourne, FL, doesn't have to end traumatically. Here are four indicators that contractor will likely follow through on their promises.

Locally Based

A company that is based locally and participates in charitable acts helps to improve your community. They aren't just coming in after a storm, pocketing profits and leaving. Instead, they are creating an atmosphere and building a business that will benefit your neighborhood, town, and state over the long run. Locally owned and based businesses create a stronger local economy, which means more jobs and better schools among the many other benefits they bring.

Long-Term Business

While there's no guarantee that a business that has been in business for a long time will be in business in the future. However, most businesses fail within the first five years. A roof is a long-term commitment. If the company that installs or repairs your roof goes out of business, you'll be left footing any repair bills due to a lack of workmanship. Hiring a company that's been in business for more than five years has more likelihood of being around to cover their warranties and guarantees.

Check with BBB

If you're unsure about the contractor, you can check the Better Business Bureau. The BBB keeps ratings for contractors, and you can find them online. A contractor that doesn't have a rating may be a red flag. Of course, you should use this check in conjunction with other recommendations from family, friends and your insurance company you receive about the company. This can also be of use if for some reason you need to hire a roofing contractor from out of town.

Get the Paperwork

Every residential roofing contractor in Melbourne, FL, should be licensed, bonded and insured. Additionally, shingle manufacturer ratings are an advantage for you because they show that the company has met certain standards set by the company, and they'll install your roof while maintaining its warranty. It's your job to get the official paperwork and to contact the agencies involved to make sure it's still valid. Don’t just settle for the paperwork.


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Created on Nov 21st 2019 01:56. Viewed 367 times.

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