Saturday, June 21st, 2014 by Jerry Sprague
You have likely heard the horror stories from individuals who struggled and worked with a bad roofing professional to get their house repaired properly, but that doesn't need to be your story for your roof repair in Concord Ma.
If you ask your roofing contractor the following 5 questions and listen closely to their response you can detect the bad roofing contractors before you even offer them the job.
Keep in mind, your roofing contractor is working for you and you can ask for these details! Any roofer in Concord Ma not willing to address the concerns may have something to hide.1. How long have you been in business?
You will want to work with a roofer that has been in business for several years; preferably numerous decades. When it comes to roofing projects, this reveals that they have a lot experience and knowledge in the field and are skilled.
Obviously, the actual roofing contractors who will be working on your home aren't likely to have been with the company for its whole history. That is why it is very important to follow up with the following questions.
2. Are you licensed and insured?
Roofing contractors will be required to secure a license and carry insurance in case they make a mistake or create additional problems on a job. This insurance is for your protection as it will cover any costly expenses from mistakes the roofing contractor might make while fixing your house.
If a contractor can not show proof of license and proper insurance coverage do not use their services. GF Sprague carries a "DCAM" (Department of Capital Asset Management)license #08-0165.
3. How experienced are your technicians? Are they screened prior to hiring?
The technicians are the ones who will actually be coming to your home and performing the work, so their level of experience and background matters more than that of the company owners. You want to make sure the roofing contractor employs professionals with adequate experience in the types of services you are having completed. They should also have clear criminal background checks to ensure your safety.4. What roofing services in Concord do you offer? How long have you been offering them?
Don't assume that all roofers will have experience and knowledge in the areas that you want completed, especially if it is not one of the more basic roofing services. Some roofing contractors can do much more than simply work on roofs, such as dealing with doors, windows, and siding (like GF Sprague).You may be able to get a great rate if you contract for multiple types of services with the same roofer, so continually ask what services they can supply and how long they have been providing those services.
5. Do you provide financing and what are your payment terms?
If you desperately need roofing repairs or other types of home repair services but don't necessarily have the cash upfront to cover all the work, ask if the roofing contractor can assist with financing. They may have programs that will help you get the services done on terms that you can really afford. GF Sprague has a 0% finance option for 18 months.
You might also want to ask questions regarding the type of work that you want to have done. A good roofing specialist will be able to answer all your questions and it should be evident that they understand precisely what they are talking about.Here is a video testimonial from one of G.F. Sprague's roofing customers in Concord Ma.