Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if a contractor asks for payment up front?
Never hire a contractor that wants any form of payment up front before they can begin work “regardless of how much you trust them”. This is a sign of a company that is not financially sound and could go out of business quickly.
Should I avoid hiring contractors who only want to deal with my insurance company?
Yes, the only reason for this is because they want to collect as much as they can by seeing what your insurance company paid you for the new roof.
What is a good tip to remember when hiring a roofing contractor?
Never hire a roofing contractor that won’t give you a price up front.
What is a contingency contract?
Contingency contracts give parties the right to back out of the contract under certain circumstances that must be negotiated between the buyer and seller.
Is there anything I should double check with the insurance company on?
Make sure to call their insurance company to make sure they carry liability insurance. Don’t just except a copy of their insurance certificate. More than 60% of roofing contractors say they carry insurance and don’t, and will provide you a fraudulent insurance certificate.
How do I check on a contractor’s reputation?
Always check with the BBB to make sure they are A rated or better and call multiple references.