How to Prepare for a Roofing Job in your Condo
Roofing companies specialize in installing different types of roofs. Consequently, you should hire one that has years of experience installing the kind of roof you need. Calling around your local area and doing additional research via the Internet will facilitate your efforts in finding out which contractors perform the work you need is an easy way to narrow the field of candidates.
Check Licensing and Insurance
Most states have a contractors state licensing board that can be a valuable resource while you research your options. After you have selected a group of candidates that can perform the work you need, contact your state’s contractors licensing board to ensure that the companies are licensed and insured.
Ask for Customer References
Use a Roofing Consultant if Necessary
If the roofing job will involve measures that are not common to most roofing jobs (e.g., the company must perform repairs in addition to roof installation), you may considering asking a roofing consultant to detail all the work that needs to be performed. Otherwise, contractors may have incomplete information, and subsequently bid on a job that is different than the one that must be performed.
Receive at Least Three Bids
Contact Contractors Now
Unless it is fixed quickly, roof damage can lead to other types of building damage, such as water damage to ceilings and floors, mold infestations, and infestations of animals and insects, to name a few. If your community has buildings whose roofs must be repaired or replaced, the time for the neighborhood and its condo association management company to act is now.