Selecting a Construction Company
A guide to help you choose someone you're comfortable with and who can do your job right.

In these times where every dollar counts and quality contractors are hard to find, it is very important that you make the right decision. The lowest price is not always the best price. Remember - you get what you pay for!

Not all contractors are bidding the same way - "Apples to Apples." Be sure to choose a contractor who has a reputation for competence and reliability.

To help you in making your decision, ask the following questions:

  • How long has the contractor been in the residential roofing business? Look for well established companies with the staying power to be around year after year.
  • Has the contractor done work like this before? Even if your job seems routine, be sure that the contractor has a good reputation and is experienced in the type of work you need.
  • Does the contractor provide a warranty on his work? You'll want at least a two-year written full warranty on workmanship.
  • Does the contractor use products with warranties giving you at least one year of full coverage plus long term prorated coverage?
  • Can the contractor give you a schedule for starting and finishing the job? A good contractor will be busy but he should be able to complete your job in a reasonable time.
  • Does the contractor provide a clear written estimate? Don't accept an incomplete or casual representation of work to be done. Make sure all procedures and materials are spelled out in writing.
  • Can the contractor provide references from satisfied customers? Ask for names of people who've hired this contractor to do similar work on their homes.
  • Does the company meet all state and local licencing requirements for contractors?
  • Is the contractor insured?
  • Does the contractor allow you to decide without pressure?