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4 Tips for Hiring the Right Contractor

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

You’ve made the decision to renovate or repair your home, but you don’t know which contractor to choose. This can seem overwhelming with so many choices. However, with these four tips, you can make a good selection based on the information that you find.

Ask around

Go to your friends or family and ask them who they chose for their contract work. The more referrals you can gather, the better. Pay attention to patterns. If more than one person recommends a business, they are probably a good choice.

Research your referrals

After you gather a list of contractors, find out as much information as you can. Go to the Better Business Bureau website to read any complaints or testimonials that the company may have had. You can also check there to make sure they are accredited. Contractors that have been in business over five years tend to be more reliable.

If they have a website, review their past projects. Do they work with all roofing or only some? See if they are specialized in certain areas and if those are relevant to your plan.

Make sure they are insured. You can request a Certificate of Insurance (COI), which should tell you everything you need to know. You can then verify by calling the insurance company listed to make sure that their policy is still in effect.

Get multiple quotes

A lower bid isn’t always the best choice! Make sure each contractor that you request a quote from understands the work needed. If one is significantly lower, they may be cutting corners. Be sure to watch out for any outliers in your research.

Secure a contract in writing

Before any work starts, you should have a contract to review and sign. It needs to include a detailed description of the work that will be done as well as itemized pricing. There should also be a payment schedule available. Be wary of contractors that want a large sum of money to start the project. It will be something closer to a percentage of the overall estimate. Contracts may also contain guarantees that the business offers and a time frame for larger jobs.

Price Roofing is a licensed contractor in the Amarillo area

It’s important to choose a contractor that is local and licensed. Check to make sure they have a physical address. Contractors that come into a city after a hail storm may try to offer you a great deal, but it will come at a price in the future.

Price Roofing has been serving the Amarillo area for 45 years. In that time, we have received the 2020 BBB Torch Award for Ethics. Our company may be small, but our dedication to the job is big. We want to give you the best result each and every time. Take a look at our Portfolio to see some of our previous work and view Our Team to see who you would be working with. If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us via email or give us a call at (806) 353-3389 for a free estimate.


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