Earlier this year, we mentioned some important questions you should ask any roofer before hiring them, and we wanted to share some more tips on how you can narrow down your search to find the right contractor. When you’re not sure of what questions to ask, finding the right roofing contractors can take months, or even years! But not everyone has years to wait if there are problems with their roof.
Whether you are looking into Vancouver roofing contractors, like IBEX, or shopping for roofers elsewhere, here are some tips on how you can find the right contractor for your home.
Ask for Referrals
Reputation is everything, and when your roof and home is at stake, you definitely want to make sure you hire the right people. Ask local friends or family for referrals, especially if you know they’re the type of people to do their research. When asking for referrals, make sure to ask your friends what job was done and whether or not they were happy with the results. Would they work with the previous contractors again? Why or why not? You can also go ahead and take a look at their roof to see if it looks good.
Roofers love referrals because it is a sign of past jobs well done. If you don’t personally know of anyone who can suggest possible roofing contractors for you, then hit the web. You should be able to find reviews through Yelp, Google, Facebook, Angie’s List, Houzz, etc.
Set Up A Consultation
Once you’ve narrowed down some reputable roofing contractors on your list, it’s time to meet with them face to face. Set up an appointment and let the contractor’s know what you need. Some things you might want to go over are what roofing materials will be used, the time frame of your project, and how much man power will be provided. Take note of the potential roofing contractor’s enthusiasm, professionalism, and listening skills. After all, communication is key when hiring any type of contractor!
Always Ask For Paperwork
We’ve mentioned it before, and we’re saying it again: ALWAYS ask for proof of a roofer’s state business license, bond, liability insurance, and worker’s compensation for every employee. IBEX services both the Vancouver and Portland regions, so we have business licences for each state.
When it comes to insurance and liability, don’t let anyone dance around the subject, otherwise you might end up being financially responsible for anything serious that happens at the jobsite. Never work with any roofing contractors who fail to show proof of insurance for their employees.
Another important piece of paperwork you’ll need is a signed contract before your chosen roofing contractors starts the job. An appropriate contract will cover all aspects of the job, including safety procedures, liability, clean-up methods, and payment amounts.
Having the right business licenses is not the only reason why you should hire a local contractor. Local roofing contractors should be familiar with your region so you can feel confident that your needs are properly serviced. For example, as Vancouver roofing contractors, IBEX understands the climate of the region; we make sure our customer’s roofs and gutters in tip-top shape because the areas we service get a lot more rain than other parts of the country. Algae and moss is also a common issue we deal with, as the coastal climate of the Pacific Northwest is prime for such growth. Local roofing contractors will have the knowledge and experience to provide the best service for your needs because they’ve seen
IBEX Roofing services the Vancouver and Portland area and can help maintain, repair, or fix your roof. We appreciate all our customers and referrals, and we want all of our client’s to feel like their roof is our number one priority because, well, it is! Check us out at Facebook, Yelp, and Instagram, or give us a call today to see how we can service your roof.