logging in or signing up Tips to Choose a Roofing Contractor trafficmonsters Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 30 Category: Others/ Misc License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: July 18, 2012 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description A homeowner who doesn’t have an emergency roofing problem can take their time and look for the best possible roofer that they can afford. A malfunctioning roof is a misery and a contractor who not only doesn’t fix the problem but makes the problem worse is maddening. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Tips to Choose a Roofing Contractor: Tips to Choose a Roofing ContractorPowerPoint Presentation: A homeowner who doesn’t have an emergency roofing problem can take their time and look for the best possible roofer that they can afford. A malfunctioning roof is a misery and a contractor who not only doesn’t fix the problem but makes the problem worse is maddening.PowerPoint Presentation: One tip a homeowner can use is to connect with people in their neighborhood who’ve recently had their roofs repaired or installed. They can also check the roofers' status in the Better Business Bureau and again, avoid those who have major complaints against them. The homeowner can go on-line, consult the Yellow pages and also check any roofer’s or contractor’s association in their area.PowerPoint Presentation: Another tip is to pick about three roofing contractors and interview them. The homeowner should learn how long the roofing contractor has been in business. Generally, the longer they’ve been in business the better, though new contractors can also be excellent at their work.PowerPoint Presentation: They should ask if the roofers are licensed, insured and bonded and if they’re not they should be crossed off the list immediately. The least insurance a roofing contractor must have is Workmen’s Compensation Insurance.PowerPoint Presentation: They should ask if the roofers are licensed, insured and bonded and if they’re not they should be crossed off the list immediately. The least insurance a roofing contractor must have is Workmen’s Compensation Insurance.PowerPoint Presentation: The homeowner should also ask who the contractor's financial backer is and then contact that backer to find out the roofer’s financial situation. The idea of any contractor going bankrupt and abandoning a job in the middle is disconcerting, but the prospect of a roofing contractor who leaves a roof half-done and exposed to the elements is particularly horrifying.PowerPoint Presentation: A contractor who hesitates to answer any question put by the homeowner, including the contact number and address of the business, shouldn’t be employed. The bids submitted by the roofing contractors should be competitive. A bid that’s too high should be viewed with suspicion, as should a bid that’s too low. The homeowner should give the contractors about three weeks to put their bids together and submit them.PowerPoint Presentation: The contractor should be able to guarantee parts and labor. If they can’t or won’t, the homeowner should look elsewhere. The homeowner should also look elsewhere if the roofing contractor hesitates to ask customers who’ve used them in the past if they could give the homeowner references.PowerPoint Presentation: When the contract is drawn up, it should have as much detail in it as possible. All warranties, insurances, contact numbers, permits and licenses should be part of the contract. The contract should also have a start and end date for the work, a detailed description of the work and clauses for arbitration and cost overruns.PowerPoint Presentation: The roofing contractor should also list all the subcontractors that are going to be working under them and how those subcontractors are going to be paid. Ideally, the roofing contractor should pay them to save the homeowner from having to keep track of who they paid and when.PowerPoint Presentation: The contract should also have a release of liens clause which indemnifies the homeowner against liens or charges that might be filed against the contractor. The contract should outline a payment schedule. The homeowner should never pay everything up front. Read more about Boyster Roofing and Roofing contractors for St Louis here: http://www.betterroofingstlouis.com You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.