When choosing local Orange County NY roofing contractors for any renovation or even replacement project, we always recommend if possible that clients visit one of their current projects so they can see what a completed project looks like and how satisfied the customer is after receiving renovations based on client’s specifications.
We highly recommend this approach because nothing compares to real photos than promo materials produced by any local contractor out there. So, the first and most important step is to visit a current project, never rely on any photos only.
When you go to a construction site, the first place you will see will be some workers working on the roof. It is always a good idea to ask some questions and talk to them. You will be able to understand immediately how they renovate and how professional they are with the work they are doing.
You should also check how clean is the site. You would not want to hire a contractor who does not care about the work environment as that can mean they also do not care about their clients.
3 important questions to ask
1-) How long have you been doing roofing or home remodeling?
2-) Tell me about your warranty.
3-) Will you be around after the project is finished?
Those questions are very basic questions but very important. When you find a contractor who answers those basic questions honestly, then you know you have found the perfect contractor for your project.
Usually, local contractors will have an office where they can meet with you. Be sure to check the office as well. Visits around project area, you can meet workers and even check the quality of materials being used. It is always a good idea to ask how many people are working on the site. Small company should have around 4 to 5 employees. Larger company will have around 10 to 20 employees.
Large contractors use subcontractors for every work and that is why they are not able to control the quality of the work. But, one thing for sure, large contractors do a great business since they have lots of workers and they pay the subcontractors very well. Many small local contractors do not hire subcontractors. If they do though, these contractors should have direct contact with the subcontractors and will closely monitor the quality of their work.