Three Things To Check When Hiring A Contractor in Columbus, Ohio
Roofing your home or
business is one of the most important decisions you will
ever make. Roofing is the first line of defense against
the elements. We at
Roofing know roofing is not a life-threatening
concern such as heart surgery, but the two can be
compared to show their affects on a family or business'
financial health and safety. When you choose a doctor,
you do not choose him or her based on price as you would
most roofing projects. And in all likelihood, many
factors are considered before you pay thousands to a
doctor for a procedure you have been advised you need.
The same should be true when choosing roofing
contractors in Ohio, and a top complaint status with the
Better Business Bureau is testament to this.
A common tactic to use when hiring roofing contractors
is to select three or more bids from different
companies. Price often drives the selection and is often
the major influence in roofing decisions. Roofing
contractors realize that price drives the market and
often they and property owners overlook more important
factors such as design, scope of work, and
craftsmanship. Other factors just as important to
consider include experience, knowledge, and insurance
coverage. For example, if you hire a contractor,
relative, or friend and they do not have adequate
insurance, both General Liability and Workers
Compensation, then you the owner are responsible for
medical costs, lost wages or damages to your property in
the event of an accident. Homeowners feel they are being
safe by selecting the middle bid and throwing out the
lower or higher bids. Quality is never cheap and
although the research seems like a headache, there are
many factors other than price that should be considered.
Bid-shopping works with decisions like automobile
purchases, but certainly not roofing projects. You can
ask three automobile dealerships to price a product with
specific make, model, and equipment and feel reasonably
sure you are comparing like-products, e.g. "apples to
apples." You are purchasing a product you can see and
test drive. When one purchases roofing, they are
purchasing a concept with which they often know little
about and can't see until well after the contract is
signed and the damages from poor craftsmanship, inferior
materials, and design threaten your investments and well
Make sure your
roofing contractor furnishes you a written contract
and specifications detailing all work required to
protect your property and the investments therein. All
materials and labor should be detailed and specific to
insure you a quality job at an honest price. Procedures
for changes in work and completion time should be
discussed and understood by both parties. A warranty
should be given to protect the property owner and their
investments. Roofing warranties should give you
protection guarantees for both labor and materials. Ask
further assurance like warranties that provide added
coverage and protection through Contractor
Certifications and third-party guarantees.
Remember, you should be cautious. Know your contractor.
Check them thoroughly. The average roofing contractor
stays in business less than two or three years!
And finally, if you like a contractor and feel confident
in his or her work, but they proposed a bid beyond your
budget, a quality roofing contractor should have the
knowledge, skills, and abilities to realign a proposal
to scale down the price without sacrificing quality
protection. We at
Roofing have these attributes combine with over
years and years of quality roofing application, which
makes us "second-to-none" in our field! Ask your
contractor if any part of the job can be scaled down to
meet your budget and most importantly whether something
omitted would sacrifice protection or warranty. It very
well may be as simple as substituting the materials or
scopes of work required to install a certain roof system
If you are looking for Columbus roof system services, please call us today at 614-263-8899 or complete our online request form.
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