Roofing renovations can be an expensive and stressful process, but it is vital for keeping your house secure and comfortable. The best way to keep down stress levels and avoid too many hidden costs is to hire a good contractor. Sometimes homeowners get lucky and hire someone who works hard and won’t try to rip anyone off. This is not always the case; don’t rely on luck to choose your roofing contractor.

There are a few common mistakes homeowners make when hiring a roofing contractor that can result in headaches and big problems in the future. These are:
Failing to get a written estimate or contract before starting the project. Tempting as it might be to hire the contractor who offers a discount if you pay in cash and will not accept a written contract. This is not a good long-term plan! If the contractor does not seem totally kosher then don’t risk it.
Not phoning the insurance agency your roofing contractor uses to make sure that they are fully insured. Being a roofing contractor is considered a high-risk occupation and as such the insurance premiums tend to be quite high. This results in some contractors trying to skate by without having the proper coverage.
It is also vital to check out the references that the roofing contractor provides you. Make sure to properly question the reference and ask if there was anything they disliked about the roofing contractor.
Look up your roofer online and check the Consumer Beware List for unresolved complaints that could cause trouble.

If you want to make sure that your roof is completed as close to the deadline as possible, make sure to get a written detailed construction schedule. This schedule will also help you keep track of a marginalized payment plan. Paying the whole lot of money up front is risky as it means you have no leverage to use in the future.
Choosing a contractor can be tough however there are a few simple tips you can use to try and ensure that you get a good contractor that will provide you with quality work at a decent price and speed.