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What to look for in a Roofing Contractor

Selecting the right Roofing Contractor is important since it protects one of your largest assets. A dependable roof protects your family and belongings from the outside elements – a decision that lasts for years. Here’s what to look for when choosing a Roofing Contractor.


Improve your opportunity for success by researching reliable contractors. Often times, neighbors, reviews or testimonials can give you and idea of the track record of contractors. Consider more than one contractor and ask them about other completed projects, in your area, to help give you an idea of their workmanship.

Look into whether the contractors you are considering are licensed and insured. Make sure they have a business license and when necessary a contractor’s license. Keep in mind, contractor’s licensing isn’t always a requirement (to find out if your area requires a contractor’s license, contact the Department of Professional Regulation).

Keep in mind to look for more than simply the lowest price. Beware of contractors who promise to get your deductable waived by your insurance company (this isn’t their call to make and an unfair business practice). Look for contractors using quality materials, skilled laborers and a long list of completed project expertise.


It almost goes without saying, but it’s important to verify that the details prospective contractors provide are accurate. Verify legitimacy of Tax ID numbers, business/web/email addresses, and verify a list of references. Ask for proof of their insurance, worker’s compensation and coverage. For further verification, contact the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also contact the manufacturer of the products they’ll be installing since some contractors are listed/approved by the manufacturer, and trained in installing particular types of roofs.

Find out what type of labor or material warranty your contractor provides.

Local Accountability

When storms hit, you often see a surge of roofing salesmen canvassing neighborhoods and advertising. Some Roofing Contractors simply chase storms, utilizing subcontracted labor, accessible materials, and empty promises with no real commitment to the local community. It’s always best to support the local business owners who remain year after year. If and when there is an issue with your roof, it will be the local Roofing Contractor who will be there to stand by their roof.


The prospective contractor should be able to tell you how long a project will take, where they will be putting the materials, and how they plan to keep the work area clean during, and after the process is complete.

Ensuring a quality roof, and a better construction process, begins with selecting the right Roofing Contractor. The ramifications of this decision will last for years, so it’s important to take the time and do it right.

For years, Roof Smart Pro has served the areas of Dayton, Cincinnati, and Lexington with reliable roofing construction services for residential and commercial customers. They offer quality materials and experienced labor with local offices, testimonials, and references, insurance, and warranty. Give Roof Smart Pro a call today.

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