No matter what happened to your roof, you’re going to need a qualified residential roofing contractor near Sauk Rapids, MN. We’ve compiled some tips to help you determine who you should hire, and how to go about the process.
1. Local Is Gold
A local contractor is always your best bet. A national company with a local presence still employs local people, but profits leave the Sauk Rapids area and any issues you have may end up continuously getting moved up the chain of command to someone far removed from your situation.
A truly local roofing company is locally owned and operated, with profits staying in the community. And you know the buck stops right here, with the owner.
2. “Storm Chasers” Should Be Avoided
We’ve heard too many stories of people being burned by storm chasers who come and knock on their door, informing them of damage to their home which needs to be repaired quickly. They may attempt to get you to sign a letter of intent; you don’t have to sign anything you don’t want to, and in fact should contact your insurance company before speaking with any residential roofing contractor.
3. Communication Is Key
It’s important that your residential roofing contractor near Sauk Rapids, MN communicate with you as often as you need, and in a timely manner. If you notice something additional needs to be done, or something in the agreement hasn’t been taken care of, will you be able to get ahold of them and speak with the foreman or owner?
4. Find One Who Is Licensed, Insured & Bonded
The best way to tell if a residential roofing contractor near Sauk Rapids, MN is insured and bonded is to see if they’re listed on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website. Many businesses, like BD Exteriors, will actually put the BBB logo on their website (ours is at the bottom of every page).
For licensing, head to the state of Minnesota website and search for that business’ name or license number – e.g. BD Exteriors’ license number is BC326161, also located at the bottom of every page on our website. In the state of Minnesota, a residential roofing contractor can only receive a license if they are bonded and insured, and they must take continuing education courses as well as renew their license every two years.