Purchasing a new roof is one of the biggest investments you can make in your home, and choosing the right contractor is just as important as choosing the right roofing components. Remember the four “Rs” to help ensure you have the best person for the job.

Research local contractor options

A great contractor will be dedicated to outstanding craftsmanship and possess a high level of professionalism. Ask for referrals or check out reviews on consumer rating sites. Any contractor should be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and hold at least $1 million in general liability insurance. Make sure to verify they carry all required state and local licensing.


Rely on a trusted brand


The top roofing manufacturers proactively seek out alliances with some of the best contractors in the business. Contractor networks are supported by the manufacturer and offer homeowners added assurance that participating professionals are skilled and reputable. These designated contractors are typically up-to-date on the latest industry standards and technologies, as well as being trained inside and out on the manufacturers’ products.

Review any proposals thoroughly

After a prospective contractor does a thorough inspection of your current roof, he or she should provide a written proposal and cost estimate for your roof replacement project. Review the proposal closely and inquire about such details as projected start and completion dates, expectations for payment and adherence to local building codes. The proposal also should clearly outline the scope of work for the job — including all products to be specified.

Request a comprehensive warranty

Consider selecting a contractor who provides additional warranty coverage for excellent protection. Make sure your contractor takes the time to explain all available warranties so that you thoroughly understand the limitations and requirements before your roof is installed, and you know who to contact if there’s a problem.


This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.