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Choosing Your Miami Roofing Contractor

If you have made the decision to replace the roof on your home, then there are several important questions that you need to ask your roofing contractor.

Which materials will be you be using to solve my home’s issues?

Miami, FL Roofing ContractorWhile there are many components used in the construction of a house, the outer envelope including the roof is extremely important. If an error is made in the selection of roofing materials or inferior materials are substituted, it could lead to severe damage before the problems are even noticed. It is vitally important that your roofing contractor clearly explains which materials will be used on your roof and how they will solve your problems.

What guarantee do I get with my new roof?

It is extremely important that homeowners read and clearly understand the warranty being issued by the roofing contractor. Many warranties are prorated and have exclusions for conditions beyond the homeowners control. In fact, if the roof is not installed according to the manufacturer’s guidelines, the warranty can become null and void. You’ll want to make sure that your Miami roofer follows local building code as well as the manufacturer’s and the National Roofing Contractors Association guidelines. Additionally, you’ll want to be leery of contractors who issue warranties for longer than they have been in business.

How long have you been in business and do you have a permanent location?

One of the biggest indicators of how long you can expect a roofing contractor to be in business is by looking at how long they have been a business. In Miami, companies come and go and you’ll want to make sure that the companies you are considering are established. Additionally, always verify that your roofing contractor has a permanent place of business and is not working out of their pick up truck.

Are you properly licensed and insured?

Always verify that your contractor is a Florida State licensed roofing contractor. Homeowners have been surprised to learn that often times the company that they are dealing with is not truly licensed. Many so-called roofing contractors actually rent a license from another roofing company. You’ll also want to make sure that your roofing contractor has adequate liability and worker’s compensation insurance. Ask to see a copy of their policy.

Can you provide references for roofs of similar size and scope?

It’s always a good idea to ask your roofing contractor for local references. As a homeowner, you’ll want to make sure that the roofing contractors you are considering have installed roofs similar to the one you are planning on replacing. There’s no need to have a contractor experiment on you and your home. Make sure they are experienced.

What is your history for complaint resolution?

Installing roofs can be a difficult process. Many factors and complications can factor into the installation of a roof. At some point in time, all contractors will have a challenge on a project. It’s not weather a roofing contractor makes a mistake, it’s how that mistake is handled and resolved. Ask your roofer how they have handled mistakes and disagreements in the past. Make sure your contractor is level headed and reasonable.

Using these questions when interviewing your potential roofing contractor may assist in making the right choice and ensuring a successful outcome.

If you are looking for a professional roofing contractor in Miami, FL, please call us today at 305-652-0300 or complete our online request form.

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