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3 Essential Keys to Finding the Best Roofing Contractor

Getting a good roofing contractor is a critical part of ensuring that your roofing work is done properly. Unfortunately, not all Maryland roofing contractors are created equal— but here are a few keys to look for when you are searching for a contractor that can help you make sure to get the best possible help on your next job.

1. Company Background Information

Not many people understand the importance of finding out some basic information about a company before you hire them to do any roofing in Maryland. Some key questions to ask are how long the company has been in business, and whether they are a local company. If a company has been in business a long time, you can usually trust that they are reliable and have good customer service. Sometimes roofers will advertise in an area, but if they don’t have a local office in Howard county, and in those cases, it may be difficult to get them to come back for warranty issues or other repairs if needed later.

2. Licensing and insurance

To operate legally in the state of Maryland, roofing contractors in Maryland should have a license from the Maryland Home Improvement Commission. All salesperson and contractors are required to be licensed with the State of Maryland. Home improvement law requires that a person who negotiates or sells a home improvement in the state must hold an active MHIC salesperson license and a contractor license. Compliance is required. In addition, the contractor should also have adequate general liability and worker’s compensation insurance. These policies protect you and the contractor from any damage that could happen on the job—both damage to your home or property, or potential injuries to the workers who are on the job.

3. Warranty & Customer Service

When you have any work done on your home, it’s best to hire Alpha Design Services professionals who offer a good warranty on their work, and provide you with top-notch customer service. Take some time to discuss the warranty in advance, and find out what you need to do as a homeowner to ensure that it is valid if you need to redeem it. During your interview process, ask a lot of questions, and make sure the contractor is friendly and accommodating when addressing your inquiries. Checking for these things you with the service and quality you deserve.

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  • National Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042
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