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Projects around your home may seem never ending, but when it comes to your roof, it should take priority. Your roof is the number one defense against tough weather and other elements. However, fixing your roof by yourself can be a tedious job and may require tools you do not own. That is why it’s wise to have a qualified roofing team to help you with roof repairs. But how do you know who the right roofer is? Below is a list of tips to assist you in choosing the right roofing contractor for your project.

Before work begins on your home, you want to make sure the roofing company has the proper insurance – worker’s compensation and liability insurance. If the company doesn’t carry liability insurance, you could be responsible for covering any damage that has been done to your property. Also, if they do not have workman’s comp, you could be liable if someone gets injured on your property. Ask to see their insurance certificate.

It’s important to remember that price isn’t everything when it comes to your roofing project. Do not choose a company based on the price. After all, the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Customers that choose a company that works for very cheap may find themselves working with a company that is inexperienced or working without insurance. This could end up costing homeowners more money in repairs.

Get Details In Writing
To stay on top of the job, make sure you get all the details in writing. This includes how long the job will take, the size of the crew, completion day, and a clear explanation of the cost. If they run into issues and find other things that need to be repaired on your roof, will that add to the quote, or is it included?

Do Your Research
Check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or other sites for ratings on roofing companies and make sure they have a good score. Stay away from contractors who do not exist on BBB or on other web reviews.

Does the company offer a warranty? Not all contractors offer workmanship warranties. It may take months or years for damage to show up from incorrectly installed roofs. Will the company fix their mistakes?

Contact Us
When it comes to your roof, make sure you do your research. Don’t choose Joe Schmoe off the street to handle one of the most important aspects of your house unless you know for sure they are insured and have the proper experience. At Dreamworx Exteriors, we have over 30 years of experience under our belts. Our roofing contractors can handle all kinds of repairs and replacement to keep your house protected. Contact us today for more information.

Charlie Anderson
"Living comfortably at home means living in a safe, cozy house that protects you from outside elements." -Dreamworx Co-Owner, Charlie Anderson

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