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Essential Things to Consider Before Signing a Roofing Contract

May 24, 2017

Before anyone can start working on your roof repair or replacement project, you need to sign a contract. Now, before you do that, there are some things that should be ironed out.

Roofing Contract

Here are some things to discuss with roofing companies before you finally sign that contract.

Payment Options

Depending on the kind of project, there are several payment options available to you. The Federal Trade Commission recommends paying through cheques or credit cards–never cash. This is especially if you have to pay before actual work is done. The payment preference of the contractor also helps you determine if they are a scam. It’s a red flag if they say your insurance company will be paying for the repair.

Written Contract

The contract is for your protection in case something goes wrong with the project. Before you sign the contract, read through it and check all the details. This should include the business name of the roofer, their address, contact number, and the price of completing the project. This should also discuss the payment option; for instance, you may pay in installments after a certain percentage of the project has been completed. Check that the contract includes the insurance provided by the contractor as well.

Building Permits, Licenses, and Warranties

It’s your contractor’s job to comply with the building permits in your state, no matter the size of the roofing project. They should also have the necessary licenses to operate in the first place. These are essentials you need to check even before you hire a contractor.

You should also discuss the warranties offered by the contractor for the kind of service they provide. Rogers Roofing, for instance, has a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty that is active as long as you own the house. Their products also carry manufacturer’s warranty. In certain products, such as CertainTeed Shingles, you may also expect an Enhanced Lifetime Limited Warranty.

It is never good to rush a roofing project or to settle for a contract without understanding all the details. Contact Rogers Roofing for any inquiries at (219) 933-9145 and (773) 768-3022. We’re ready to talk about the scope of your project in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, and Schererville, IN, before we start.