There are literally over 1000+ Roofers in the Atlanta area. So how do you go about choosing a qualified roofing company that will do the job right, stand by its work, and be there for you if something goes wrong? Here are some tips to help you meet these goals.
- Make sure the roofer is insured with General Liability insurance of at least $2,000,000 and Workers Compensation insurance of at least $1,000,000. This protects you from harm if there is an accident while the roofer is working on your roof. Otherwise you are at risk if an accident happens, and keep in mind, roofing is one of the most dangerous professions that exists today.
- Ensure the roofer has been around for as long, or longer, than the Labor warranty they offer. If they offer a 10-year labor warranty, make sure they have been in business for at least 10 years or more. You can verify the age of the business on the Secretary of State website or on the BBB website.
- Check the roofer is financially stable by demanding a lien waiver. The last thing you need it to have a new roof installed, only to find out the roofer you chose never paid their supplier and now that vendor slapped a lien on your home. You can also ask the roofing contractor which supplier they use and you can call to ensure their account is in good standing.
- Call references! This is critical, as online reputations are not always factual and can sometimes be manipulated. Ask the roofer for a list of references of clients in your area that you can call and check up on the experiences they had with the roofing company you are considering using.
- Visit the roofers offices. This is a great way to check if there is a real business infrastructure where you can turn to if the roof leaks after its installed and you know they are not going to disappear overnight on you.
These tips can prevent nightmare scenarios where nefarious roofing contractors may try to take advantage of you. Its important to be an educated consumer, especially when it comes to such a large purchase, such as a new roof or large roof
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