There are some repair jobs you can probably handle yourself, but for more serious repairs, it’s best to hire a contractor. For example, if you need any kind of work done on your roof, then you should hire a roofing contractor from the start rather than attempting to fix the problem on your own. Our team at Carolina Custom Roofing Services has extensive experience in the roofing industry, and we know what makes someone good at this work. In this article, we’ll go over some key qualities to look for in a roofing contractor.
- Insurance – Never hire any contractor, especially a roofing contractor, unless they can provide proof of insurance. Even the best contractors can make mistakes, so good roofing companies prepare for this possibility by carrying insurance. If something goes wrong on the job and a team member gets injured or accidentally causes property damage, our insurance policy will cover those costs, so you don’t have to.
- Portfolio – Before you hire a roofing contractor, you should look at their portfolio of past work to make sure they have a history of quality results. These days, most companies showcase their portfolios online, so you can usually view photos of their past projects on their website. If the contractor does not show their portfolio online, ask to see a hard copy before you agree to hire them.
- Client References – In addition to looking at a roofing contractor’s portfolio, you should also ask for a list of client references before you hire them. Any reputable contractor (like those on our team) will be happy to put you in touch with past clients so you can ask the clients about their experiences directly. If the contractor’s references have good things to say, then you can move forward with confidence, but if they give mixed reviews, then you should consider your other options.