Planning on having your roof replaced? If this is your first time doing it, you should take the time to choose which contractor to hire.
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Your roof, after all, is a significant investment. You’re likely to replace your roof only once in a lifetime, so the last thing you need is subpar roofing work. Don’t be swayed by just the price: look for these qualities when shortlisting roofing contractors in St. Petersburg, FL:
Today’s roofing manufacturers have very stringent requirements that contractors must comply with before they can be certified: insurance coverage, workers with a certain skill level, years of experience, high customer feedback, and good community standing are just some of these requirements. A manufacturer certification practically guarantees a high quality installation. We at Arry’s Roofing are proud to be certified by not just one, but several roofing manufacturers.
Make sure that your contractor has liability insurance and worker’s compensation. A reliable contractor should have no problem providing a copy of their insurance certificates. Call the insurance carrier to confirm that the certificates are valid. Liability insurance is important in case of a workplace mishap.
3. State License
A valid state license is another way to screen potential roofers in St Petersburg. A state license may not be required in many states, but it is certainly required in Florida. As with insurance, you should have no problem obtaining a contractor’s license certificate and verifying it with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
4. Go Local
There are so many advantages of hiring a local roofing contractor, but the best reason is that they are not likely to disappear on you if you need help with your roof (warranty or no warranty). Chances are, local roofers have worked with someone you know — you can get honest feedback and the unique opportunity to inspect a contractor’s work firsthand.
5. Written Quotation
Make sure your contractor has all the project’s estimates on paper. The last thing you want is to go over budget due to surprise expenses not mentioned in the quotation, or worse, having to stop work on your new roofing in Largo, FL, because the project is more expensive than expected.
Arry’s Roofing is an open book for any and all questions you might have for your roofing project. Call us today at (727) 938-9565 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free roof inspection and estimate.