The success of your roof-replacement project is in the hands of the roofing contractor, so finding the right one is a critical step. If you’re already planning for a new roof, you may have come across several candidates. But how do you know which is right? Simple—make sure they have the following qualities:
Properly Licensed – One of the most important qualities of a good roofer is a proper licenses; they should have a state- or county-issued license and it should be a roofing contractor’s license, separate from a business license. Legitimate roofing companies have no problems providing their license information, and it’s easy enough to verify this by calling the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board. A properly licensed contractor will ensure that your roofing project will comply with all applicable building codes.
Insurance Coverage – Hiring contractors without insurance coverage is a huge risk, and if they do provide insurance coverage, make sure they have liability insurance (for accidental property damage) and workers’ compensation (also known as workers’ comp, which covers worksite injuries). Do this the easy way by finding a roofing company with certification from major manufacturers because license and insurance, among others, are required to qualify for such a designation.
Locally Based – There are many benefits to hiring a local roofer. In addition to lending your support to locally owned businesses, nearby contractors are beneficial if you need emergency roof repairs or a last-minute roof replacement. Plus, it’s easier to check their past work; there’s a good chance they have worked for someone you know and you can personally inspect their handiwork.
Written Quotes – At the end of a roofing consultation, a roofing contractor should be able to provide a written quote for your roofing project. Beware of contractors who will provide price quotes verbally or on scraps of paper; there is no guarantee that the price (and other terms) will be honored at the time of installation. Reputable contractors can and will provide a written quote at the end of every consultation, and we encourage our customers to take their time to read, understand and ask questions before they sign.
To learn more about what makes us the ideal roofing contractor, call All American Roofing today at (888) 786-0400 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve many areas in and near Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Broken Arrow, OK.