Hiring a Roofing Contractor Part 2
Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Hiring A Roofing Contractor
A critical part of selecting a roofing contractor is due diligence. You have to put in the time necessary during the bid process to determine if the person you are trusting to construct your roof is qualified to have that responsibility. It’s critical to see examples of their work, talk to people the contractor has worked with, and research complaints that have be lodged in the past.
While those questions can ensure that you receive a quality product, there are another set of questions that must be asked for legal protection. Whether the roofer uses fall protection equipment or not or if they are licensed are equally important to address.
In part one of our series on items you need know before hiring a roofing contractor, we address several high end questions that must be answered before moving forward. Here are a few more questions that need to asked as well.
Does The Roofing Contractor Have Proper Safety Measures in Place?
This is an important question for the safety of the contractor and others on the project. What type of roof safety equipment does the contractor use? Ladder stabilizers and harnesses would be the correct answers among others.
Does The Roofing Contractor Work with Subcontractors?
You need to know who’s working on your construction site at all times. Not knowing if your roofing contractor is working with subcontractors opens you up to potential liability if the subcontractor is injured on the job. Also, if the subcontractor is not being paid by the contractor, they may consider pursuing a lien on your property. You need to know if the potential for a lien is out there in order to protect yourself.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.