Hiring a roofing company is an important decision that many homeowners in Orlando make every year. Unfortunately since many people don’t hire these contractors often, they don’t know what to look for to make sure they are getting the best service and the best quality. Here are four tips to help you hire the best Orlando roofing contractor next time you need roof repair or replacement.
Find a Licensed & Insured Contractor
Licensing through the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board is required in Orlando, and hiring only a licensed contractor helps ensure a few different things:
- The contractor has the required knowledge to perform satisfactory work, since he or she had to sit for both business and finance and trade tests prior to obtaining the license
- The contractor is operating within Florida law (and thus is more likely to be honest than someone trying to work without a license)
- The contractor has a minimum of four years of documented experience and a clean credit history
- The contractor carries the minimum general liability insurance of $100,000 for bodily injury and $25,000 for property damage.
If you fail to check for a license, you run the risk that your contractor has only some—or worse, none—of these requirements.
Look for Experience, Style, and Fair Pricing
When homeowners get new roofing they often look for the lowest price, and while fair pricing is important, it’s also a good idea to check and make sure your contractor has experience with the type of Orlando roofing material you plan to have installed, and that you like the style and appearance of the finished product.
Talk to Previous Customers
Referrals are one of the best ways to make sure you find a contractor that is trustworthy and provides quality work. Ask for referrals and read online reviews about whether a contractor did a good job, completed the job on time, and honored warranties or other guarantees in cases where something went wrong.
Work With Someone You Trust
Finally, make sure you are working with a contractor that you trust. You should never hire an Orlando roofing company without first interviewing them in person, asking a lot of questions, and checking referrals. These things can help you find a quality contractor for any job.