A home improvement project is essentially a collaboration between you and your contractor. That’s why clear and constant communication is vital to its success. But, what if you end up hiring a contractor who isn’t that easy to work or communicate with?
What are the warning signs you need to fire them?
Lack of Basic Qualifications
A roofing contractor needs years of professional training and on-the-job experience to acquire the skill set needed to correctly install or repair a roofing system. If a contractor lacks basic requirements such as a license or workers’ insurance (to protect you from liabilities from workplace accidents or injuries), you need to find another more qualified contractor.
Roofing projects are methodical jobs, which means the correct sequence of steps needs to be followed. If a contractor was methodical in their approach, roofing panels and tools shouldn’t be left lying on the ground, where they can be easily damaged.
Difficulty Contacting the Contractor
As mentioned earlier, communication is vital to your roof repair or replacement project’s success. If you’re always having trouble contacting your contractor, it would be a good idea to start looking for another one.
Important note: If you’re considering hiring a new contractor, keep in mind that the termination of the contractor needs to be in writing. Remember: always put everything in writing.
Firing a contractor isn’t as straightforward as it seems—there’s a process that needs to be followed. To avoid having to deal with situations like these, you need to make sure the contractor you hire has been vetted and is qualified for the job.
Here are some quick vetting tips:
- Ask how long they’ve been in business – The number of years a contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
- Find out where their office is located – Local contractors are familiar with the local climate and building codes, so they can make better recommendations.
The team at Patriot Roofing LLC has over 30 years of combined experience in the roofing industry. We offer a wide range of professional roofing and gutter installation services. To get a free estimate, call us at (405) 217-0473 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Moore as well as the surrounding OK communities.