5 Steps for Choosing a Residential Roofing Contractor

Whether you need a brand new roof or want to have part of your roof repaired, you want to go with a residential roofing contractor that you can trust to get the job done right on time and within the budget that you’ve established.

Prudent homeowners know that it’s important to do research first to find the best possible local contractor. Here are five tips to help you make your selection.

1. Do Your Research

Your roof is an important part of your home and you deserve to use only the most qualified and skilled residential roofing contractor to get the job done.

Thoroughly research local contractors. You’ll want to find out how long they have been in business and you’ll need to obtain their tax ID number and business license details. Check with local authorities as well as the Better Business Bureau before going into business with a contractor.

2. Get References

An experienced residential roofing contractor will be happy to provide you with multiple references from customers with a similar job profile. Don’t just ask for references but make a point of contacting each person on the list, and ask them if they would use this contractor again.

3. Get a Written Proposal

You need to see a detailed description of the work to be performed. A serious residential roofing contractor will not make you rely on your memory and notes and will readily offer you a written proposal for you to consider before making your hiring decision.

Your written proposal should include:

  • Summary of work to be completed
  • Length of project
  • Daily start and end times
  • Safety procedures
  • Payment schedule as well as the total cost of the project

4. Understand the Contract and Warranty

When your residential roofing contractor provides you a contract, make sure you understand it, and verify that you will get the protection you need for your particular circumstances. Double-check that you understand the terms of the warranty on the roofing materials to be installed as well.

5. Make Sure a Supervisor Will Be On Site

Ask your residential roofing contractor to explain what quality control methods they use. Get the name of the supervisor who will be on site. Fly-by-night operators and contractors with limited experience may send unskilled workers to your home without competent supervision.

As a premiere commercial and residential contractor providing roofing solutions to homeowners in New Jersey as well as to property owners and property managers in the greater tri-state area, we are standing by to assist you with all your roofing needs. To schedule an appointment or to get more information, please contact us today.

CRS provides full-service roofing including residential roof repair and replacement services, siding installation and replacement, regular roof maintenance, solar shingle installation, and more to homeowners in northern New Jersey from Bergen County to Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. We are local, experienced, and factory-certified by trusted industry names like GAF and Owens Corning. The experienced team at CRS would welcome the opportunity to serve you with the same level of customer service we’ve provided to thousands of other New Jersey homeowners since 1977. We also offer commercial roofing services to the tri-state area and have been trusted by local business owners to keep their employees and businesses safe through all seasons. 



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