3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Roof Repair Company After a Storm

Nobody wants to suffer roofing damage during a storm in Fayetteville, AR but the truth is that with all the storms that come through on a yearly basis it’s likely to happen to just about every business owner at some point or another. While you can’t control the weather, you can control who you hire to come and repair your Fayetteville roofing, and make sure you get a trustworthy contractor who will do great work. Make sure you ask these three questions before you hire someone for storm repair in Fayetteville.

1: Can I see your license and proof of insurance?

Every contractor should have a license that certifies they can perform the work that you are hiring them to do for your commercial roofing. Proof of insurance is also critical, and at a minimum they should have a general liability policy as well as worker’s compensation insurance to protect you as the business or building owner against liability for any potential problems while the work is performed. If you’re not sure about whether either of these things are valid, you can always call the state licensing office or the insurance provider to verify them.

2: Can I talk to some of your previous clients?

After a storm it is important that you get repairs done quickly, but don’t be so quick to hire a Fayetteville roofing contractor that you forget to do your due diligence. Ask for references from past clients and make sure you call the people to find out if the contractor did a good job, performed the work on time, and offered fair pricing and good customer service. If they can’t provide you with local references, move on to another contractor.

3: What is your physical address? Are you local?

After a storm there are sometimes roofing contractors that swoop in from other states to try and take advantage of your misfortune. They go offer quick and cheap roofing repair with high-pressure sales tactics. Unfortunately once the work is done, the contractor will probably disappear and you will have a hard time finding them if you ever need repairs, if the work was shoddy, or you need to redeem a warranty. That’s why it’s always better to work with a local Fayetteville roofer—one that has a physical office and location right here in your community. They will be around long after the storm to help with any future roofing needs.

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