As a homeowner, you probably don’t need anyone to tell you that your home is the biggest investment that you will ever make in your life. However, if maintained and cared for this is an investment that will last nearly a lifetime or longer. Maintaining the home might mean anytime from mowing the lawn to resealing the roof. Whether it is roof repairs, maintenance, or a new installation that you are looking for, there is certainly going to be no shortage of contractors to choose from in the Toronto area. Of course, this doesn’t make choosing one any easier. If anything it makes the process harder, but as long as you follow this guide, you shouldn’t have a problem choosing a reliable contractor to get the job done right the first time around.

Must Be Licensed And Insured

In Toronto and the surrounding areas, it is illegal to do work on someone’s home without pulling permits. In order to pull permits, a company must be licensed and insured. A permit will not only protect the contractor, but it will protect you as the homeowner as well. First, when the contractor pulls a permit it lets you know that you are in fact dealing with someone that is licensed and insured. License and insurance are extremely important when it comes to choosing a roofing contractor because it will let you know that the company is legit and willing to stand behind their work.

A Written Assurance

Speaking of standing behind their work, you always want to go with a company that is willing to guarantee their work. This not only tells you that the company cares about their work, but it gives you that peace of mind in the event that something does go wrong. And, when it comes to roofing any expert from Universal Roofs Inc will tell you that things can go wrong at the drop of a hat. This written guarantee will be the assurance that you need to know that you and your home are going to be covered no matter what.

Always Get Previous References

Wouldn’t you like to know what kind of job a company does before you hire them? Well, who says you can’t? This is why you ask for references before hiring a company. Either ask them for pictures of some of their previous jobs or ask them for contact information for their previous customers. This will give you a chance to speak first hand with previous customers and see what they have to say about the services the company provided.

You Want A Warranty

You wouldn’t run out and purchase the latest iPhone without getting a warranty, would you? No, because it is an electronic device that can fail at any time. Well, your roof is a mechanical device that can also fail and experience problems. A warranty will ensure that you are covered if and when these problems occur. You want to make the entire situation as hassle-free as possible, and that is exactly what an extended warranty can do for you.