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Checklist for Hiring 3rd Party Contractors

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As a building owner, your building is an investment that you work hard to protect. This means that when it comes to maintenance, you don’t want to just hire anybody. The roof is an important aspect of any building and poor quality roofing can cost you. You need to ensure that any roofing work done is of top quality and that the contractors providing the work are reliable and experienced. This checklist below can help you identify the best roofing contractors so you can hire one that you trust.

Checklist for Hiring 3rd Party Contractors

  • Go slow: Take time when searching and researching contractors and do not hire the one offering the best price or biggest promises. By taking your time to research roofers, ask for recommendations, and confirming they have the experience, you are likely to get a high-quality contractor. You want to hire slowly, but when it comes to firing, you need to move fast. You want to remove an unqualified person performing poor quality work before any real damage is done.
  • Conduct interviews: Part of taking the hiring process slow involves interviews. Despite the reputation, you still need to meet with a contractor face-to-face so you can with them first to form your own opinion and ask about your own specific project needs.
  • Avoid bidding mistakes: Large roofing projects will be costly so you have to make sure that your money is well-spent. Go through all bids carefully and check that all your specifications are met before deciding on a roofer.
  • Protect from any loss: Always get verification of licensing and a certificate of insurance before officially hiring a contractor. You also want to confirm that they carry worker’s compensation insurance. Full coverage protects all parties involved in the event any damage or injury occurs during the course of the project.
  • Get everything in writing: All job specifications, timelines, and pricing need to be fully documented in writing before you sign a contract. It is also advised to have all contacts looked over by legal counsel before signing.


Regardless of the size of your roofing project, be it small repairs or a full replacement, you want a trusted and experienced roofer doing the work. Be prepared and plan what you need and what you expect so you know exactly what you are looking for. Using this list can help you narrow down your search and find you a roofer you can trust.


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