There are many experienced and reliable contractors out there  – the most important thing is to know how to identify them.

The first rule is to take your time to evaluate potential candidates. You surely do not want to bring a stranger into your home without having a guarantee that you are dealing with a true professional. There are many kinds of contractors out there (general or specialty contractors), so start by identifying the type that you need.  A tested professional Lansing roofing company can be determined by their previous work done in your neighborhood or surrounding communities.

Ask for referrals from friends, colleagues, family members or building inspectors. Alternatively, you can also consult the National Association of the Remodeling Industry`s website – the association has members in most of the states.

Make a list with a few potential contractors and evaluate them, to avoid potential frauds. Check the online reviews; consult the information provided by the Better Business Bureau; ask every potential contractor for proof of license and insurance; check the contractor`s experience with projects similar with yours. Make sure the contractor is able to meet your requirements in terms of location, schedule etc.

Ask for written estimates. Before signing any contract, read it carefully and determine if it includes all the details that matter. Not least, hire a contractor that you are comfortable with and that is able to properly understand your needs.