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  • Writer's pictureApril Dacas, VP

What To Look For When Hiring A Responsible Contractor

One of the biggest challenges that a homeowner faces when dealing with a roof repair is hiring a professional. Nothing is quite so stressful as dealing with storm damage or a leaky roof and having to manage potential damages while negotiating for price and materials. Resist the urge to employ the first opportunist who comes knocking on your door and assess the whole picture. You’ll need someone reliable, trustworthy, and professional to get the job done right. How do you know who’s got the total package? Read on to see what qualities the right roofing contractor will have, and tell the rest to keep moving along:


The right contractor will have local referrals.

Someone who has built their reputation around quality service, installation, and repair will likely have local referrals and references he can give you to further ease your mind that you are making the right choice. Don’t hesitate to ask for these referrals when making your initial contact; if a contractor is hesitant to provide this information, then keep shopping.


Look for manufacturer designations.

A manufacturer designation is considered a badge of honor for a contractor; he and his staff have to pass a certain proficiency with several stages of the construction process to receive certification. This is proof that your contractor is investing in highly qualified staff, and that he cares about the reputation that he is building with every new project.


Check out the FRSA

The Florida Roofers and Sheet Metal Contractors Association was founded in 1922 to encourage a high standard of business ethics among its members and to inform the public of the importance of doing business with competent contractors. 


Ask about extended warranties.

A contractor who provides questionable work will hesitate to back up his craftsmanship with an extended warranty, for that could be more money out of his pocket. On the other hand, a reputable contractor will usually offer an extended warranty on materials and installation, as they are confident that his work will stand the test of time. Ask about an extended warranty, whether you choose to purchase one or not; the right contractor will not hesitate to work with you to develop a plan that works for you.


The right contractor will be safety-minded

A quality contractor will not only be concerned about the safety of his crew, but he will also give you tips for safety before, during, and after construction. He may even ask you to sign a liability contract before work starts to protect both of you against loss and harm while work is being performed. The right contractor will come to your job prepared with the proper equipment and tools to get the job done efficiently, and they will be mindful of safety protocols while demonstrating professionalism and expertise.


The right contractor has proper licensing and insurance.

A reputable contractor will have proper licensing and insurance to perform work in your area, and he will provide proof of this certification upon request. He will also be knowledgeable in all aspects of assessment, repair, replacement, and installation. He'll be able to provide you with options for materials, as well as lead you through the process of choosing the perfect product for your work that stays within your projected budget. Any contractor who is hesitant to provide these certificates, or one that does not have a basic knowledge of products and materials should be one you steer clear of.


Len’s Roofing: Your right choice for all of your roofing needs

A roofing job should not be a stressful experience, and with Len’s Roofing, you will know you’ve made the right choice. Attention to detail, highly trained and qualified professionals, and customer service passion make us one of the premier roofing contractors across Florida. No job is too big; no job is too small----we will get it done right. Call us today at 941-896-7897 or visit us at


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