What to Look for in a Roofing Contractor

example of what to look for in a roofing contractor
March 3, 2023

When it comes to roofing, you want to make sure you are getting the best quality work at an affordable price. You also want someone to do the job who is reliable, competent, and trustworthy. So, do you know what to look for in a roofing contractor?

When choosing a Roofing Contractor, consider this:

There are a few key elements to look for that will help you make the best decision. It is important to consider the contractor’s 

  • Experience: How long have they been in business?
  • Licensing: Are they properly trained to do the job?
  • Reputation: Do they have any references you can check? Do they have any reviews or feedback from previous customers? 
  • Insurance: Just in case!
  • and Customer Service: This means they should be willing to answer your project-related questions and available to help. The contractor should be willing to work with you to create a roofing plan that best suits your needs and budget. A friendly, polite, and professional attitude towards you as a (potential) customer should round off the whole experience.
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What to look for in a Roofing Contractor – and how to find out

When it comes to finding a roofing contractor, it’s important to look for a few key qualities. First, you’ll want to ensure the contractor is experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of roofing, from installation to repairs. You’ll also want to make sure they have a good reputation in the industry, as this will give you an indication of the quality of work they do. Additionally, you’ll want to check their licensing, insurance, and certifications to make sure they are properly trained and certified to do the required work. Next, you’ll want good customer service. That means they should be willing to answer any questions you have and should be available to help you if you have any problems. They should also be willing to provide warranties or guarantees on their work. 


An experienced roofing contractor is likely to point out that fact on their website and/or social media. If, for whatever reason, you cannot find this information, simply ask them! Speaking of which: We at Bay to Bay Roofing have been in business for 25 years!

Licensed, Bonded, Insured:

Let’s face it: Many people are interested in DIY projects, have been tinkering with their own projects, and consider themselves to be quite handy in that respect. However, that does not mean they can simply go into business for themselves and offer such services on a professional basis! After all, especially in the area of general contracting, there is a wide array of health and safety issues that can come up.

If a contractor is bonded and insured, it provides additional protection for the customer, e.g., if they fail to finish the project, make mistakes, cause damage, or, even worse, any form of injury!

Professional Roofing Companies are required to comply with various regulations and need to apply for a business license with the business administration of their respective state. They will usually display the respective license number (i.e., their license “ID”) on their website.

If you do not find such a license number with your potential roofing contractor, simply ask them about it! (By the way, ours is “CCC1330112”).


In the age of the internet, researching a business’ reputation is easier than ever! Check the roofing contractor’s customer reviews on such websites as Yelp.com, their Google Business Profile, or simply put their name into the search engine of your choice.

Customer Service:

When it comes to finding a reliable roofing contractor, customer service is an important factor to consider. You’ll want to make sure the contractor is willing to answer any project-related questions and is available to help you if you have any problems. Additionally, make sure the contractor offers any warranties or guarantees on their work. This will help ensure you get the best quality work and that any problems that arise will be taken care of.

The Roofing Contract

When it comes to signing a contract with a roofing contractor, you’ll want to make sure the contract is clear and comprehensive. Make sure the contract outlines the scope of work, the materials to be used, the timeline, and any warranties or guarantees offered. Additionally, make sure the contract includes a payment schedule and any other pertinent information.

Now you know what to look for in a Roofing Contractor… 

…and you have found us! What’s the next step? 

Put us to the test! Feel free to browse our website, check our services, fill out the form for a quick quote, or simply get in touch with us regarding any potential questions and for further information!

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