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Hiring a roofing contractor is the first and the most important step homeowners need to take when they need a roof repair or replacement. In order to be sure homeowners are hiring the right contractor for them, someone who is qualified and experienced, they should consider the following factors.

All Charlotte roofing contractors should have insurance and workers compensation coverage. This protects the contractor and the homeowner in the event that the home is damaged or someone is hurt on the worksite. Contractors are required to carry proof of insurance, known as an insurance certificate, with them at all times. The homeowner has the right to request to see them in order to verify coverage. Some experts also suggest calling the insurance company to ensure the coverage is current and appropriate for the work that needs to be done.

Homeowners should also request a few references from their potential roofing contractor. Many contractors will have a ready-prepared list to give to their prospective clients. Talking to references is helpful in making sure that the contractor is reputable and does quality work that will last.

The homeowner should talk to their roofing contractor about any warranties or guarantees on their work. Many material manufacturers will provide some type of warranty on their roofing materials; however, there are certain actions and inactions that can void that warranty, such as poor installation or putting a sealant on the materials.

The roofing contractors from Southern Home Services of Charlotte would be happy to answer questions about windows or roof repairs.

These issues will need to be addressed. Reputable roofing companies should also provide some type of guarantee on their workmanship. All these points should be discussed prior to the homeowner signing a contract.

Roofing contractors should follow local regulations when it comes to being licensed. Homeowners can check with their state and local government to verify what type of licensing or other requirements should be meant by this type of contractor.

Before roofing work can begin, a local roofing permit will need to be pulled from the local municipality. See if the contractor will take this action and pay for it or if you will need to do so yourself. Many reputable contractors will do this for the homeowner since they already know the process well.

It is important that homeowners remember that the lowest quote may not be the best quote. Homeowners should take into account the communication of the contractor, their knowledge, how long it will take the contractor to have the work done and any gut feelings they have about the contractor.

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