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3 Important Things To Ask Before Hiring A Roofing Contractor

Do you have a roof that's in need of repairs? Are you planning to hire someone to fix it for you but you're not quite sure how to pick who should do the job? Your roof may be the most important part of your house. Without a functioning roof to protect everything, your house would soon fall into disrepair. Because of this, finding the right contractor for the job is extremely vital. While you might be tempted to simply pick someone at random, here are a few questions that you should ask before making any final decision:

Are you certified/licensed? It's extremely easy for anyone to claim to be a roofer without actually being qualified to do so. Although different states have different requirements, you should always make sure that your roofer is legally qualified by asking about certification and licensing. One old scam still in use by some fake roofing contractors involves them driving around a neighborhood and offering to fix roofs at a supposed discount because they have "leftover" roofing supplies. You should never hire a roofer who comes to you; always contact them first. A legitimate roofing contractor will be more than willing to give you information about his or her company's licensing or certification so that you can verify everything.

Are you bonded and/or insured? Not all states require that a legitimate roofing contractor is supposed to get insurance. However, this is extremely important. Without the contractor having insurance, you and your homeowner's insurance may be responsible for the medical bills of any of the employees that might get injured on the job. Roofing contractors that are bonded, in addition to being insured, will be able to cover the repairs that might be necessary if something should get damaged during the installation process. For instance, if one of them were to accidentally take out one of your windows with a ladder, the contractor not being bonded could mean that you'd have to file a claim on your homeowner's insurance policy for the repair.

Do you have a written warranty available to read? You should never hire any roofing contractors that don't have a written warranty policy somewhere. All good roofers should be more than willing to give you a copy of their warranty information before expecting you to sign any contracts with them. You should always make sure that the warranty is good for at least six to twelve months. This way, you'll be able to know that your new roof will be able to stand up to rain and snow.

Contact a company like Mid-Miami Roofing, Inc. for more information and assistance. 

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