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Advice On Hiring Atlanta Residential Roof Replacement Services

Written By MasHand on Rabu, 02 April 2014 | 01.53

By Andrew B. Spates

Finding someone with the right skills and experience to replace or carry out some repairs to a house roof can be a daunting task. Unless you are used to hiring skilled trades people you may have no idea where to start. Hopefully following some general and common sense advice will ensure you hire the right company.

Hiring a roofing service requires you to follow the same simple process you would apply to hiring any other type of service. Ask around friends and family that have recently used this type of service. Ask for their honest opinion about the standard and quality of the work. Check the Atlanta residential roof replacement roof was finished within the agreed timescale.

Check with your insurance provider to find out if your buildings insurance will pay towards costs for a replacement roof. It is best to talk to your insurer before you approach roofers for a quote. It may be a condition of your insurance policy that you use one of several recommended service suppliers for the work. If your insurance does not cover all the costs, you need to know how much money you need to find.

Your insurer may also be able to provide you with a list of roofing contractors in your local area that they recommend using. Contact a minimum of three contractors. Before you ask them to come and inspect your roof and provide a quote for the job check that they provide a free quote, most professional companies will.

You might expect that three quotes for the same work and to the same specification would be similar in cost. Any that are a lot cheaper may not provide you with a full breakdown of their costs, or there may be costs missing which come to light once the work starts. At the other end of the costs scale any quote that is a lot more than the others, could be because of inflated costs for materials and or labor.

Once you decide to go ahead and hire a company, you will likely to asked to pay a deposit. Your written terms and conditions and contract should include the percentage of the deposit to be paid up front and the schedule of payments. The job should be fully completed and signed off by the building inspector, before the final payment is made.

The contract and written statement of your terms and conditions of service should all the information you require about the work to be done. It should also contain information relating the roofing companies liability insurance and what it covers, including their employees. Particular attention should be given to understanding all the information in the small print sections of the contract.

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