Choosing a Contractor

No matter which roofing material you choose, you'll need a qualified contractor to install it. Follow these tips as you set out to choose a contractor:
  • Look for membership in professional affiliations, such as the National Roofing Contractors Association.
  • Ask the contractor to supply references from past projects, then take the time to visit the sites and talk to the homeowners.
  • Ask for proof that the contractor carries both workers' compensation and liability insurance.
  • Be sure the contractor can explain the system you've chosen. You'll also find local contractors to be good sources of information when considering the pros and cons of a particular material.
  • Find out how the contractor will handle the flashing details around, for example, chimneys, skylights, and where walls meet roofing materials.
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