Here are 8 important questions to ask before selecting a roofing contractor. State Roofing is a Licensed & Certified Roofing Contractor based in Houston, Texas.
- Does your contractor have a place of business?
- Does your contractor have credit with material suppliers?
- Does your contractor ask for money upfront to purchase materials?
- Is your contractor a member of the Better Business Bureau?
- Is your roofing contractor licensed with the State Association?
- Does your contractor give you a choice of shingle brand?
- Does your contractor have general liability and workers compensation insurance?
- Does your contractor have a roofing crew leader and superintendent to oversee your roofing installation?
Make sure he/she does not work out of their car/garage/apartment/house. Here Today. Gone Tomorrow.
Contractors that don’t have credit with material suppliers tend to move from storm to storm rather than establishing a business in one location. These contractors are less likely to offer you a workmanship warranty on your roof and if they do, they might not be around within a few years if a warranty problem comes up.
You should NEVER pay money up front to a contractor before any work has been performed. You are not protected in any way from the contractor taking your money and moving on to the next town.
Reputable contractors will be long standing members of the BBB. Check our BBB Rating.
The State Association for the state of Texas is the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT). State Roofing Company is a long-standing member of RCAT and John Giffin, Director of State Roofing Company, is a Past President and is on the Board of Directors. State Roofing Company is licensed through the RCAT Licensing Program for both Residential and Commercial Roofing. Our license number is #03-0169.
A contractor should inform you of the various brands available in your area and give their recommendations for your home. State Roofing Company is a GAF Master Elite Contractor and an Owens Corning “Top of the House” Certified Contractor. See our awards and certificates page for all of State Roofing Company’s Certifications.
Always make sure that your contractor has current general liability and workers compensation insurance in case of an accident occurring at your home. You can request a copy of the insurance certificate to make sure it is in good standing.
State Roofing Company has a crew leader on all jobs that inspects the work as it is being performed. Each job is also checked by a superintendent or inspector multiple times a day.
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