In Texas, many home improvement contractors don’t need to be licensed to ply their trade. The state’s relatively lax regulation of the remodeling industry makes it more challenging to hire the right company for the job.
To avoid getting ripped off, Fortenberry Roofing Co. recommends asking your candidates these important questions:
What Are Your Standard Services?
Be it for your roof replacement or gutter installation project, don’t make assumptions regarding your contractor’s responsibilities. Find out what the estimate specifically includes to anticipate additional charges you might pay later.
Bids usually spell out the list of costs and contractor’s responsibilities, but they come in different formats. If your estimate doesn’t have the information you need, be inquisitive and don’t wait for the contract to get more detail.
What Bothers You About the Project?
Preparing for the mental and financial aspect of the project is smart practice. Although it’s impossible to accurately tell the existence of hidden structural problems, you can rely on the intuition of experienced roofing, insulation and siding companies. Listening to the gut feeling of a seasoned contractor can help you minimize allowances in the bid and create a good contingency budget.
What Is Your BBB Rating?
The Better Business Bureau is a powerful ally when vetting your prospective home improvement companies. It rates contractors based on 13 factors, including complaint resolution practices and government actions. An A plus rating is earned with hard work and years of experience.
What Guarantees Do You Provide?
Determine the kinds of protection your contractor has to offer to get more value for your money. Scrutinizing warranties is a clever way to size up roofing, siding and insulation companies. Analyzing product and workmanship guarantees can tell you how far contractors go to protect your pocket from manufacturing, material and installation-related defects.
At Fortenberry Roofing Co., we take pride in having impressive qualifications to offer a variety of home exterior projects. We carry trusted products, stand behind our work and have long-standing affiliations with reputable organizations.
To ask all of your questions and get a no-pressure estimate, call us at (806) 429-0822. We serve property owners in Levelland, Hereford, TX, and other nearby communities.