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What to look for in a Roofing Contractor

In order to keep your flat roof well maintained, it is crucial to have a relationship with a trusted contractor that will provide the necessary services through a maintenance program or plan. Certainly, a contractor will need to be cognizant of your needs – budget constraints, scheduling, and long-lasting work are part of the necessities that need to be considered when hiring a professional contractor.

When you are short-listing a contractor there are some factors to take into consideration before you sign any maintenance contracts with a roofing company.

  • Communication is everything when you deal with anybody. Keeping the lines of communication open is part of what a successful contractor does – sometimes it may feel unnecessary, but you never know when you are going need your contractor in a pinch.
  • Services can vary between different maintenance contracts – make sure that the services are spelled out before you sign. You want to ensure that you are getting everything you need and nothing will be left out.
  • Your contractor should be completely fluent with your warranty – if they don’t understand the responsibilities of the warranty, they can’t provide effective solutions that adhere to the details of the warranty.
  • References are important and there are many sources to review. Consult Yelp, Google or the Better Business Bureau, as places that will hold the information you need to make the right decision for your business. And, of course, request to speak with two or three recent and comparable customers.

Contractors are not one-size-fits-all. Make sure when you are hiring a roofing contractor – a partner, really – that you understand your needs and that you are confident with the maintenance program put in place. Take care of your flat roof!