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									Roof construction is an important part of the integrity and energy efficient of a home.
So when it comes time to repair or replace a roof it is best to select a contractor who
practices the right roofing techniques. When choosing your contractor
  Hiring a Roofing Contractor: 4 Secrets You Should Know
  It’s hard to know what to look for in a roofing contractor, so here are 4 things you
should know to help simplify the process of hiring the right one for you.
  #1: Roofing Contractors Must be Insured
  Any roofing contractors you hire, whether for new roofing, roofing repairs or roofing
restoration, must carry insurance. First and foremost is liability insurance, which
protects your property in the event it is damaged by the contractor or his employees.
Any roofing contractor you’re considering must also carry worker’s compensation
insurance. This insurance will protect you should one of the roofing contractor or one
of their workers gets injured on your property. If they don’t have it you may be liable.
Make sure you ask any roofing contractors for proof of insurance before signing a
contract or allowing work to begin. A good roofing contractor will expect to show
proof of insurance to potential clients.
  #2: Roofing Contractors Must be Licensed
  In order to protect yourself any roofing contractor you hire should be licensed.
Anyone can come in and claim to be an expert, but without a license you could
potentially expose yourself to financial harm. If an injury or property damage occurs
during work with an unlicensed roofing contractor, the Contractors Board cannot
assist you with resolution to a complaint against that contractor. Hiring a licensed
roofing contractor also ensures a degree of quality in that it gives you the assurance
that the contractor has met the qualifications required by your state. States usually
have high standards for professional roofing contractors, which contractors must meet
before being licensed.
  #3: Roofing Contractors Should Guarantee Their Work
  Most roof materials have a guarantee, but your roofing contractor should too. The
work done by a roofing contractor, including roofing repairs and roof restoration,
should be guaranteed for at least a year. Make sure the guarantee is in writing and that
it includes a guarantee against leaks, defective materials, and defective workmanship.
It should also detail what will be done to rectify any situation where the guarantee is
not met.
  #4: Roofing Contractors Should Sign a Contract for Their Work
  You should ask for a signed contract from even the most reliable roofing contractors.
In the contract they should specify everything from cost and payment to schedule and
completion date. Make sure the project cost, including a reasonable deposit request, is
in writing. And payment schedule and/or due date or timeline should also be in
writing. An important item to include in the contract is roof materials and what brand
specifically you have agreed upon that will be used. The contract from your roofing
contractor should also include details such as cleanup during and after the project and
what happens if anything unexpected occurs during the course of the project or how
any change requests are handled. Elite Roofing & Home Improvements, LLC
provides detailed information about shingles, cedar shingles, fiberglass shingles and
more. Elite Roofing & Home Improvements, LLC is affiliated with the National
Roofing Contractors Association

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