Don’t hire a roofing contractor until you have evidence (in writing)
of the following:
15 Critical Things To Check Out BEFORE You Sign
- Current Business License (NJ now allows contractors to register for your protection.)
- Bank Letter Of Financial Stability
- Supplier Letter Of Financial Stability (It’s safer to hire a contractor who pays his/her bills on time!)
- General Liability Insurance (Remember: “Self-Insured” = Uninsured; ask to see the certificate and you may want to call the carrier; if the contractor’s not insured, you’re liable.)
- Comprehensive Workers’ Compensation Insurance (Again, you may become liable if there’s an accident.)
- Code of Ethics and Competency Standards for All Employees (Read ours in the ‘About Us’ section.)
- Written Bid With L-2 Or L-3 Specifications
- Written Manufacturer’s Material and Workmanship Warranties of 10 years-plus
- Certification by at least Three Major Manufacturers (We’re certified by GAF, CertainTeed, and Owens Corning.)
- Written Quality Checklist (Just ask us.)
- At Least 10 Local References (Need we say, check references!)
- Written Clean Up Procedures — Daily and Post-Job
- “No-Delay” Cellular Communications Network
- Written Subcontractor Compliance Agreement
- Works With A Permit Only (Reputable contractors will only work this way. It’s for your protection. The contractor should handle this for you.)
Also Consider …
THE THREE BIGGEST PROBLEMS you’ll have with most contractors
and how Job Construction overcomes them all.
What you don’t know CAN hurt you! Here’s how to protect yourself.
About 50-60% of the complaints to Better Business Bureaus are for these 3 problem areas:
- Poor Quality Installation Sets The Stage For Mold & Leaks, & Warranties Are Voided We design, train and install based on standards set by the manufacturers so warranties are never voided.
- Lesser Quality Materials Are Used Than Quoted Our supplier delivers the materials in original packaging and you sign off before we begin. This is important because material quality affects your warranty.
- The Invoice And Quote Don’t Agree We spell everything out in detail & in writing, including how we’ll handle things no one can determine before work begins.
To protect yourself from faulty workmanship & contractor fraud: Make sure your contractor complies with “The Contractors’ Code of Ethics & Competency Standards”and the 14 other criteria you’ll find on the above checklist of 15 critical items to demand in writing before you accept a bid. Don’t accept a bid without this step! It’s just not worth the risk.