When it comes to roof installation, repairs or maintenance, making the effort to find a qualified contractor can save you from a lot of future trouble. So when you’re shortlisting roofing contractors, make sure you ask them the following questions:
Do You Have a Roofing Contractor License?
A roofing contractor license is as basic as roofer qualifications go. Professionals have no problems providing their license information to potential clients. Roofing by Curry has even made it more convenient for you by publishing our license information on our website. Verifying a potential contractor’s license information is as simple as calling or emailing Sarasota County. Note that a contractor license is different from a business license, and one must not be mistaken for the other.
Do You Have Insurance?
Insurance is your assurance that you won’t be held liable in case things go awry while the contractor is working on your roof. Make sure the contractor has general liability insurance coverage as well as workers’ compensation. As with the contractor license, trustworthy roof companies should have no problems providing a copy of their coverage certificate. Applying for a roofing contractor license and manufacturer certifications require proof of insurance, so you could be hitting two birds with one stone if a contractor has a valid license.
Where Is Your Place of Business?
A contractor with a brick-and-mortar location inspires confidence, and it is your assurance that they will not run out on you for any reason. When visiting a contractor’s place of business, take it as an opportunity to ask questions and personally inspect samples of their work. Local, family-owned businesses tend to have an established reputation, are active contributors to the local community and can be relied on in any roofing situation.
Do You Have References?
The best way to know the quality of a roofer’s work and customer service is through their past clients. Ask the contractor for at least three recent references, and make it a point to call each one of them. Chances are one of these references may be a neighbor or a family member, in which case you should take the opportunity to inspect their handiwork firsthand.
Roofing by Curry provides exceptional roof repair, maintenance and installation services. Call us today at (941) 270-4770, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We serve many areas in and near Sarasota, FL.