How to Hire a Contractor

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The most important decision you will make when it comes to protecting your investment…..

What you should know before you hire a contractor

Does the contractor have a permanent place of business?

If the contractor is not permanently established how can you be confident that they will complete the work or will be in business tomorrow should there be any problems.

Does the company carry insurance and is the coverage adequate?

Make sure the contractor carries worker’s compensation insurance and general liability insurance in case of accidents on the job. Ask to have copies of these policies for your job file. Urbach Roofing, Inc. includes copies with every roof contract.

Is the company a registered contractor, and a member in good standing of a trade association?

Urbach Roofing, Inc. is a registered contractor, license # 602378. We have been long time members in good standing with multiple trade associations. The founder of Urbach Roofing, Inc., Roger Urbach serviced as director, president, and past president from 1989 to 1997 for the San Diego Roofing Contactors Association. Urbach Roofing is still actively involved in the SDRCA

How long has the company been in business?

Considering the length of time a contractor has been in business is a good indicator of their ability. However, there are many contractors who claim years of experience. Protect yourself by asking for proof of business length.

What is the contractor’s record for complaint resolution?

Get references and review past work. Urbach Roofing, Inc. has references for all types of roofing systems available upon request.

Does the company provide sufficient details for the project being preformed?

Make sure everything is in writing. The contract is one of the best ways to prevent problems before you begin. The contract protects you and the contractor by including everything you have both agreed upon. Get all promises in writing and spell out exactly what the contractor will do and not do. When receiving the contract make sure all responsible parties such as a spouse, are involved to avoid an miscommunication. Do not accept vague proposals or prices written down on the back of a business card.

Whether you are in need of a new roof, repairs, maintenance, gutters, or skylights and solar tubes Urbach Roofing, Inc. is the best choice for your project.

Urbach Roofing, Inc. has been a roofing leader in San Diego since 1979 and we would be proud to serve you. You may check our license at the state contractors board.