You should never DIY any roofing project, but you shouldn’t hire just anybody either. With so many contractors to choose from, the process of picking one must be meticulous. Otherwise, you risk working with a company that might rip you off one way or another.
To find the right one for your roofing job, CMS Roofing recommends hiring a contractor that meets the following criteria:
The Carolinas require roofers to obtain a license to ply their trade, especially when handling projects costing $30,000 or more. Licensure tells you which companies have the necessary competency to perform roofing work and play by the rules. Verify your prospective contractor’s credentials with the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors or the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Insurance separates reputable roofing companies from the less reliable ones. A fully insured roofer carries liability insurance coverage of up to $2 million along with workers’ compensation insurance. Both types will keep you from being left high and dry in case of property damage or worker injury.
Superior Contractor Certification
Hire a roofer certified by the brand of the product you intend to you buy. Manufacturer certification programs require contractors to have basic qualifications, such as licensure, insurance and BBB accreditation, and undergo ongoing technical training.
Moreover, manufacturer certifications are not created equal. Brands usually have different levels of certification to separate the good from the best. For instance, GAF bestows its prestigious Master Elite® designation only on the top 3% of all roofing contractors in America.
Comprehensive Warranty Coverage
Work with a roofer that guarantees maximum protection against all-too-common roofing problems. Stellar product and workmanship warranties add the most value for your money and give you absolute peace of mind. Generally, factory-certified contractors offer the strongest warranty coverage.
At CMS Roofing, we take pride in being fully licensed in the Carolinas, sufficiently insured and properly certified by GAF. To get a free estimate for your roof repair or replacement project, call us at (803) 732-5558 today. We serve Charlotte, NC, Charleston and Columbia, SC, and the surrounding communities.