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2 Questions to Ask Your Contractor

By February 23, 2015May 25th, 2015No Comments

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There are generally two types of home improvement: the simple ones you can do on your own, such as wall repainting; and the more complex ones that need training or specialized skills, such as roof repair or installation. For the former, proper preparation as well as enough DIY skill set is enough. For the latter, hiring the most suitable roofing contractor in Lewes DE is your best shot for a successful project.

Here are two of the most important questions to ask your prospective contractors before hiring them for your roofing project:

How long have you been in the business?

Roofing jobs can be a complex project that is why it is important to hire seasoned professionals. The length of time a team of contractors has served in the industry often suggests that the team:

  • Meets industry standards –The longer a contractor stays in business shows that they deliver what is expected of them, sometimes even more. Or else they would not stay long in the industry. Of course, a contractor’s years in the industry shouldn’t be your only basis for hiring a company.
  • Provides quality customer service – Working in the industry for a long time means the contractors have sufficient experience in dealing with different types of customers and addressing various concerns.
  • Good credentials – Many contractors who have been in the industry for decades have achieved good credentials through trainings, certifications, and accreditations. These are things that no professional can acquire overnight. With good credentials, you can be sure that your contractors have sufficient knowledge and skills to meet your needs.

Have you worked with projects similar to this?

The second question zones in on the expertise of the contractor. Many contractors have the required knowledge and skills but not all may be efficient in the skill needed for your project. Hire one who has already worked on projects similar to the one you want done.

If you want to replace your wood shakes with asphalt shingles, hire a contractor with a certification for this roofing material. Spicer Bros. Construction, for instance, is a GAF Master Elite® roofer. Choosing a certified contractor makes you confident that you will receive exceptional results.

Before you choose a contractor for your residential roofing in Lewes de, make sure to ask them these important questions. You’ll be able to narrow down your choices and pick the right contractor for your home.

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