Interviewing Your Roof Cleaning Company
The first thing you do before you start searching for the right roof cleaning contractor is research. Find out as much as you can about the chemicals and various methods that are used to clean roof. Prepare a list of questions to ask each contractor such as what qualifies them to clean your roof. You will also want to ask what roofing materials they are most experienced at cleaning. Many roof cleaning contractors are trained in all roof materials that are used, however, they only have experienced n certain ones. One of the most important questions to ask any roofing contractor is if they are licensed to work in your particular area. Many roof cleaners are licensed in their state or county but many times are not licensed in the city where their business is located.
Many state require that contractors be licensed while other states accept memberships form trade organizations, education, and job experience in place of a license. If the roof cleaning contractor you are interested in is licensed, it’s easy to verify their credentials by call the state licensing commission. You can also visit the license commission online at their website. The requirement to be licenses vary according to each state.
Check out what your state requires roof cleaning contractors to have for insurance. Many states require that certain levels of insurance be maintained for in order for that contract to keep their license. You can verify that the contractor you want to hire has general liability coverage which is property and injury, automobile coverage, and workers compensation coverage. Once you hire a roof cleaning contractor they should be able to provide you with an insurance certificate that specifies their insurance coverages.
One of the more important questions to ask is what other homes in your area they have done work for. Any contractor should be able to provide you with references of other homes that you can verify. This is a great way to find out exactly how reliable the contractor is. When contacting the references ask about what procedures the contractor used to clean their roofs. Ask if they were courteous and prompt while working on the job. You will also want to check out the methods that were used to clean their roof.
Before choosing a roof cleaning contractor ask them how long they have been in business. The longer they are in business, the more experienced they are and the more knowledge they have in cleaning roofs made out of various roofing materials.
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