What You Should Know Before Hiring a Contractor

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For homeowners, hiring a contractor is key for home improvement and maintenance. From heating and plumbing to roofing and electrical work, knowing what to look for when hiring a contractor can mean the difference between a job well done, and a mistake that may cost you more in the long run. And before jumping aboard the renovation bandwagon, the experts at High Point Roofing suggest holding off on hiring a contractor until you can be sure of the following things.


When hiring a contractor, you should look into the company’s credentials. Don’t be afraid to ask the important questions:

  • Are they licensed?
  • Are they insured?
  • Are they pulling a permit?
  • How long have they been in business?
  • Do they have references?


The answers to these questions should be key in your search for hiring a contractor in any field.


Another important thing to know before hiring a contractor is knowing what certifications they hold, like GAF Certified Master Elite. Certain certifications can mean only good for the project at hand, and ensure the contractor understands installation practices and address critical design. There’s a lot of on-going training and technology standards that go into the achievement of certifications.



Sometimes all the credentials and certifications do little to sway the skeptical if a contractor is new or lacks experience on paper. Don’t be afraid to do your research when hiring a contractor or ask about their experience. A more experienced contractor may deliver more quality than a contractor with less experience—and you can rest easy knowing the job is getting done right the first time. A proven track record can go a long way when hiring a contractor.


High Point Roofing is located at 1194 US Highway 40 in Pilesgrove, NJ, and offers services in roofing, windows, siding, and gutter maintenance. With their flexible financing options, there are many ways to save on your next improvement project for your home or business. Call 856.347.4700 to schedule your free on-site estimate.