Unscrupulous contractors might take advantage of people in this situation, by price gouging or raising prices to unreasonable amounts. 

The key to getting the best job done for the money is to do a little research before selecting a roofing contractor.

A roofing contractor should have a permanent base of operation. Reputable roofing contractors will not run a business out of a truck. Check the local Better Business Bureau to determine if there are complaints against the contractor. Make sure the contractor has a telephone number, business license, and the appropriate tax identification number.

Roofing contractors should have liability insurance, and workman’s compensation coverage. When a roofing contractor has no insurance, and is injured on the job, he or she may decide to seek damages from the customer.

Some states require roofing contractors to be bonded. Prior to hiring a roofing contractor, a consumer should ask the contractor to show proof of insurance and bonding.

Client references should be a prerequisite for offering a roofing contractor a job. Professionals should have no trouble producing enough satisfied people who can vouch for their work.

It is a good idea to ask the contractor for proof of membership in professional group, such a home builder’s, or home remodeling association.

It is important that the homeowner to ask the contractor about the people who will actually install the roof. It is appropriate to ask questions about workers’ skills, background, and work habits. This is important, since these individuals will work on a home while the owner is away.

The roofing contractor should have the expertise to install whatever roofing system a homeowner chooses. Homeowners should read contracts and warranties carefully to make sure they get the service expected during the installation, and after if needed.

National Star Roofing Inc is a full-service roofing contractor in Calgary, AB that provides a wide range of roofing services to both homeowners and businesses. They have a team of experienced and qualified professionals who are dedicated to providing quality workmanship and customer service.