Like many Seattle homeowners, you began learning about the roof installation process only after you decided to replace your roof. Don’t assume this puts you at a disadvantage, however. If you know what to look for when choosing a roofing contractor, you’ll be able to make a sound home improvement decision, rewarding yourself with a solid roof that delivers reliable weather protection as well as enhanced curb appeal.
Make Sure the Company Carries Insurance
Any reputable Washington contractor should carry comprehensive liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance to protect you in the event of an accident. Before you hire any contractor, ask for proof of general liability and workers’ compensation coverage for roofing projects. Be aware that without such coverage, you, the homeowner, may be held liable for the medical costs of any roofer injured on your property. In short, avoid uninsured contractors.
Focus on Experience
The more roofing experience the contractor has, the better. Sure, a new company may have a measure of expertise to offer, but they are generally lower on the learning curve than more experienced contractors. As a rule of thumb, focus on contractors with at least 10 years of roofing experience.
Look for Warranty Coverage
Typically, workmanship warranties offered by roofing contractors are for a year or more. Longer warranties aren’t necessarily better. What’s more important is the ability of the contractor to stand behind its workmanship. To verify that it can, check out its customer ratings. Dissatisfied customers aren’t usually shy to express their displeasure, and no company that fails to back its work would be rated highly either by customers or any legitimate organization.
For a Seattle, Washington, roofing contractor you can trust for your roof replacement project, contact Harley Exteriors. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, we rely on extensively trained technicians who are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and we back our roof installations with a lifetime workmanship warranty for ultimate confidence in your investment.