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Roof Repair or Replacement: Here are tips for hiring a contractor

Updated: 6:22 p.m. EDT, April 28, 2023

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YOU HIRE THE RIGHT PERSON. REPAIRS OR GETTING A NEW ROOF CAN BE AN EXPENSIVE INVESTMENT. SO YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT PERSON, THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB. THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU HAS SOME TIPS TO HELP. FIRST, MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE PROJECT. THIS INCLUDES UNDERSTANDING THE PROS AND CONS AND HAVING EVERYTHING BE DETAILED IN YOUR CONTRACT. SECOND, ASK ABOUT CLEANING AND WASTE DISPOSAL. THAT’S BIG FOR A ROOFING CONTRACTOR. ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR CONTRACTOR WILL DISPOSAL AND PROPERLY CLEAN UP OLD MATERIALS AFTER THE JOB IS DONE. THIRD, CONSIDER YOUR GUTTER AND LANDSCAPING. A ROOFING JOB USES LADDERS WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE IF THEY ARE LEANING AGAINST YOUR GUTTERING OR STUCK INTO YOUR LANDSCAPE. HOW DOES YOUR ROOFER PROTECT AGAINST DAMAGE OR REPAIR AFTER USE? FOURTH BAD WEATHER PLAN WHILE YOUR PROJECT IS OCCURRING, ASK YOUR ROOF HOUSES TO PROTECT YOUR HOME. PENCIL HAS A CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION SYSTEM MAINTAINED BY THE DA’S OFFICE AND BY LAW MOST CONTRACTORS MUST REGISTER AND THEN PROVIDE THEIR CRIME LAW ANY CIVIL JUDGMENTS AGAINST THEM. BANKRUPTCY AND PREVIOUS BUSINESS NAMES. YOU CAN ACCESS THIS REGISTER BY GOING TO ATTORNEY GENERAL.GOV AND LOOKING UNDER THE RESOURCES PAGE. I AM

Roof Repair or Replacement: Here are tips for hiring a contractor

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Updated: 6:22 p.m. EDT, April 28, 2023

At this time of year, many people want to repair or replace their roof. This can be an expensive investment, so make sure you hire the best person for the job. The Better Business Bureau has some tips: Make sure you understand the project. This includes understanding the pros and cons and making sure everything is spelled out in your contract. Ask about cleaning and waste disposal. Confirm that your contractor will take away old materials and clean up properly after the job is complete. Consider your gutters and landscaping. A roofing job uses ladders that can cause damage if leaned against your gutters or tucked into your landscaping. After work, how does your roofer protect himself from damage or fix things? Plan for inclement weather while your project is in progress. Ask what your roofer will do to protect your home. Pennsylvania has a contractor registration system administered by the State Attorney’s Office. By law, most contractors must register and provide their criminal history, any civil convictions against them, bankruptcies, and previous business names. You can access the registration here.

At this time of year, many people want to repair or replace their roof.

It can be a costly investment, so make sure you’re hiring the best person for the job.

The Better Business Bureau has some tips:

  • Make sure you understand the project. This includes understanding the pros and cons and making sure everything is spelled out in your contract.
  • Ask about cleaning and waste disposal. Confirm that your contractor will take away old materials and clean up properly after work is complete.
  • Consider your gutters and landscaping. A roofing job uses ladders that can cause damage if leaned against your gutters or tucked into your landscaping. After work, how will your roofer protect against damage or fix things?
  • Plan for inclement weather while your project is in progress. Ask what your roofer will do to protect your home.

Pennsylvania has a contractor registration system administered by the State Attorney’s Office. By law, most contractors must register and provide their criminal history, any civil convictions against them, bankruptcies, and previous business names. You can access the registration here.

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