You would never trust bringing in an unverified contractor to handle your roofing projects. You have a building to protect and you need to ensure that any roofing work done is of top quality and that the contractors providing the work are reliable and experienced. The checklist below can help you identify these contractors to make sure you hire the right one.

Checklist for Hiring 3rd Party Contractors

Hire slow

Take your time when searching and researching contractors. Don’t just hire the one offering the best price or biggest promises. When you take your time you can verify references, and ensure they have all the required documentation and licensing. If you notice that you have hired the wrong contractor, be sure to fire fast. You want to remove an unqualified person from the job before too much work is done. The work may be poor quality so you want the work to stop right away.

Conduct interviews

Part of taking the hiring process slow involves interviews. Even if a contractor comes recommended, you still need to meet with them first to form your own opinion. You will also have your own requirements and questions to ask. You can also learn a lot about a contractor if they show up on time or late for the interview.

Watch out for bidding mistakes

Large roofing projects will be costly and you need to make sure that your money is well-spent. Be sure to go over all bids carefully and check that all your specifications are met.

Protect from any loss

Always ask for and verify a certificate of insurance before officially hiring a contractor. You also want to confirm that they carry worker’s compensation insurance. Full coverage protects them and protects you in the event any damage or injury occurs during the course of the project.

Get everything in writing

Any contract needs to be reviewed by legal counsel before signing. All job specifications, timelines, pricing, and any other pertinent details need to be fully documented in writing before you sign a contract or hire a roofer.


Roofing projects can vary from small repairs to expensive replacements. Regardless of the size, you want to have a trusted and experienced roofer doing the work, so you cannot just hire anyone. Make sure you know exactly what you are looking for, exactly what the project entails, and then follow this list to find the right roofer for the job.

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