The best way to ensure that your roofer is prepared to handle your project is to hire a roofing contractor with excellent references.
Ask for references from previous customers and then call those customers to learn of their experiences first hand. Ask how long it took for the job to be completed, whether there were any serious problems, and if the written estimate reflected the actual cost of the project.
One of the best questions to ask is if the roofing company or roofer could be described as trustworthy.
By taking the time to contact the references, you can make certain that you are contracting with a professional roofer that is prepared and performs quality work.
Carefully review the written estimate and ask any questions that you may have before you sign a contract. Ask for verification of needed building permits, insurance, workers’ compensation insurance for any subcontractors or employees. Be sure to hire a roofer that is bonded and adequately insured so that if an accident occurs on the job, you will not be held liable.