A roofing system is a complex combination of elements, the success of which depends on the quality of materials and workmanship. In your search for a roofing contractor in Denver, Colorado, there are several important points to consider. This list of how to choose a roofing contractor is not listed in importance because many of the points are equally important.
Before allowing anyone to climb on your roof, have them present you with a copy of their Worker’s Compensation and General Liability Insurance certifications. A professional contractor will be happy to provide any information you may request. This protects you from any lawsuits resulting from injuries on your property before or after work begins.
Years In Business
The training and experience of a roofing contractor, as well as the age of the company, helps you determine their ability to successfully complete your roofing project. The longer the company has been in business the less risk there is. The average new business lasts only 4 years. By the way, Rock’s Roofing, Inc. has been in business for 48 years!
Permanent Company Address
A reputable roofing contractor provides the company’s permanent business address and telephone number. Choose a company that is local. A local company will be around to honor the warranty on the roof. Plus, a local roofing contractor is more informed on products and materials that are best for the front range climate.
Check the Better Business Bureau for the contractor’s rating and how long they have been a member. Company longevity and BBB membership are important factors in deciding on a contractor.
City and County licensing authorities and your insurance companies are excellent sources of information. A Colorado roofing contractor should be licensed in the city or county where they are working. There are tests and fees associated with a license. A professional roofing company will take the tests and purchase the fees.
Sooner Or Later You Pay For That Lowest Bid
Going with the lowest bid will usually mean more costs down the road. Inferior products are used to keep the cost down in addition to shortcuts in the workmanship to save labor costs. When getting bids, don’t decide on the bottom line only. Look closely at materials used and the longevity of the company. The company with longer roofing experience will see hidden work costs that an inexperienced roofer might miss. A good roof always starts with a good deck. If an inexperienced contractor did not take poor wood condition into consideration, your new roof will immediately have quality issues.
Ask the roofing contractor what vendors they use in the Denver Metro area. If a contractor does not have a good relationship with a professional roofing supplier, factor that in your decision.
City Or County Permits
A workmanship guarantee along with a city or company inspection insures a properly installed roof. For a complete re-roof, roofing contractors should pull a city or county permit.
Informational sheets and websites about products and services help to make decisions easier and less complicated. The roofing contractor should provide you with manufacturer product sheets so that you understand the materials and the warranties that come with them. Since you only purchase a roof maybe two or three times in your lifetime, roofing systems are not something that most people know inside and out.
Roofing Contractor – Denver Colorado
We here at Rock’s Roofing Inc. hope that the information we have furnished will help you choose a roofing contractor in Denver and surrounding cities. Our website shows which manufacturers we work with and the services that we provide. Please contact us with any questions you might have about your roof, roofing materials or our company, 303-425-1083.