Ace Comments on the Professional Roofing Contractor
Why a Professional roofing contractor? A Professional is generally recognized as a person who has a specialized body of knowledge, and has received extensive training in a particular field. Interestingly enough another common way of determining a professional is by contrasting them with armatures and that is what we would like to talk to you about.
Roofing technology has changed markedly in the last 10 years. New roof coverings, insulation materials and innovative application techniques demand the education and expertise of a professional.
You should know that roofing is a relatively “easy entry” business. Frankly, not all roofing contractors are professionals, and too many home and building owners have paid dearly for using armatures. You don’t have to do anything more than glance at the yellow pages to see there are many people calling themselves roofing contractors. A year to year comparison of the yellow pages will show you that many contractors don’t stay in business very long.
But when you are considering a roof for your own home or building, you don’t want to hire someone who has hung out a shingle but has no expertise in the field. You want to work with a pro someone who will deliver an effective, long lasting roof and stand behind the job.
Roofing is a complicated and demanding trade. A professional roofing contractor must have knowledge of materials and building technology, and a trained and skilled workforce to give the best possible service to his customers.
Because an informed an informed costumer is a good customer find out as much as you can about the contractor you are considering. To get the job done right the first time and to avoid costly repairs later, insist on a professional.
Professional Roofing Contractors Share The Following Traits
A professional roofing contractor will have permanent place of business, a telephone number, a tax identification number and where appropriate a business license.
Experienced And Knowledgeable
The contractor should be an experienced problem solver with an understanding of his industry. Roofing skills cannot be learned overnight. There are accepted methods of roofing around pipes, vents, chimneys and other rooftop equipment. Often roof materials are incompatible and can cause problems if installed by an amateur.
Insured And Committed To Safety
Roofing is a dangerous business. A sloppy operation can endanger the workers and bystanders and cause property damage. Don’t be shy about asking the contractor for proof of the insurance he carries. Beware the lower bidder who’s cheap because he doesn’t have complete insurance including worker compensation coverage. Too many unsuspecting home and building owners have been dragged into litigation involving uninsured contractors.
Willing To Stand Behind Their Work
A roof is a big investment and for optimum performance it should be regularly inspected and maintained.
A professional roofing contractor is interested in more than simply getting the job done and moving on. He will offer service after the sale and application. Ask for a fair guarantee, written in language you can understand.