The right choice of roofing contractors is the key to successful roofing projects, which is why finding the ones with the right credentials is important. If you’re on the lookout for such a contractor, make sure they have the following qualities:
Proper License and Insurance
Your first criteria should always be license and insurance: you can pare down a long list of potential contractors using this criteria alone. You should have no problems obtaining contractor license information from a reputable contractor. You also shouldn’t encounter problems verifying this information.
The same roofing and gutter companies should also be able to provide a copy of their insurance certificates. We recommend calling the insurance provider to confirm the validity and coverage as stated in the document, the latter of which should include general liability and workers’ compensation. Having both is your assurance that your own insurance coverage won’t take a hit in case of accidental property damage or workplace injuries. At Sentry Exteriors, we’re happy to provide all this information upon request.
Free and No-Pressure Estimates
Reputable roofing contractors like ourselves can provide free estimates, scheduled at your convenience. During consultations, your roofing preferences will be discussed, including color, style and materials. Your roof will also be measured and inspected in case it will require repairs before installation. At the end of the day, you should receive a written quotation – a physical copy of which typically arrives in the mail a few days later – indicating the scope of work, list of materials and payment terms. Avoid contractors who pressure you into signing the contract immediately, as well as those who would only provide a verbal cost estimate.
Proven Track Record
In addition to local reputation and online reviews, ask the contractor for at least three references and be sure to make the time to call each one. After all, the best way of knowing a particular contractor’s quality of work is through its customers. There’s a good chance that a local contractor has already worked for a friend or neighbor, giving you the unique opportunity to inspect their handiwork firsthand.
To learn more about our products and services, including roofing and gutter guards, call Sentry Exteriors today at (434) 333-7753. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We are located in Lynchburg, VA and serve nearby areas.