What You Need To Know About Roofing Contractors?

With a job as big as re-roofing, you need to make sure that you hire the right team.

Before you decide on a company, make sure you’ve done your research and that you know a bit more about hiring contractors. It isn’t all that different from using any other services, but you need to feel comfortable with who you’re using. You’ll want to know that they’re going to complete high-quality work.

Keep reading to find out what you need to know about hiring roofing contractors.

Word Of Mouth

Now that you’re looking for a new roof, you’ll probably notice the homes in your area that have had similar work done.

Maybe the company that completed the work even has a sign outside of the property. It can be useful to ask them personally if they think the work was of a high standard. If it was, get the details of the contractor.

Otherwise, keep asking around. Many homeowners will have had their roof repaired over the last few years, and if they’re still happy with the condition, this can be a good sign.

Do Your Research

The internet is a powerful tool and can be used to your advantage here.

Finding companies in your area is the first step; researching whether they are reputable or not is the next. Look for reviews in search engines to see what people have to say about them. Remember that even very respectable companies can have a negative review or two.

This is also where you can find out how legitimate their claims are. Don’t be afraid to ask about their license to make sure they are a legitimate company.

Meet With Them

To make sure you feel comfortable hiring a specific company, meet with them first. We certainly welcome this at C&D Staten Island Roofing.

This will help you to see if they’re a good fit for you and will give you a sense of how well you’ll be able to communicate with them. Once you’ve discussed the work with a contractor and plan to go ahead, you should receive a proposal.


After you’ve selected your contractor of choice, you’ll receive a proposal.

This will include details of liabilities and explain what is covered by their insurance. Make sure they have insurance as, without it, you could be liable for injuries on your property.

Waste Removal

Yes, roofing is a labor-intensive job and can be messy.

Because of this, you’ll want to discuss how the company intends to clean up. They might do a small amount of tidying as they go along and a bigger clean up once the work is complete. They may require to hire a dumpster from dumpster.co in order to do big removals.

It is good for you to establish what you can expect as it will prevent any unwanted surprises.

As with any major job on your home, you need to feel comfortable with who you hire to complete the work. Now that you know a bit more about what you should expect, it should be easier to find the right contractor for you.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.