When you need Oak Park roof repair, you may feel you know exactly what to look for—good references, comes highly recommended by friends and family, offers a good rate for the work—but you may not know what to look out for.
Out of State References
One thing to look for when you are hiring an Oak Park roof repair company is their references.
Make sure that you are able to easily go and see the work that was done, meaning if all of their references they provide are out of state, this should be a clear red flag.
The company should have some local references with whom you can speak to vouch for their services.
Does Not Have Insurance or Licensure
Second, make sure any contractor you work with is fully licensed and insured.
If the company has allowed their insurance or licensure to lapse, this is not a good sign and you should run the other way.
A company that does not have the appropriate insurance may hold you liable for any damage or injury to their employees.
An “Out of Thin Air” Contractor
Another thing to note is how established the company is.
Beware of any contractors who seem to just appear out of thin air. Make sure that the company you are working with is established, has a good reputation in the area, and comes recommended.
Wants Money Before Work Is Done
One of the things that you should always make sure of is that you work with a contractor who will let you inspect the work after it is completed before they are paid.
Offers To Work For Free or Super Cheap
Finally, Oak Park roof repair contractors who come to your door offering free services or super cheap services are dangerous.
If the deal seems too good to be true, note that it probably is. There may be a reason this contractor has not been able to find work the traditional way and has resorted to going door to door seeking it out.
Any contractor you work with should be one you contacted and not the other way around.