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Choosing a Roofing Contractor in the Upstate South Carolina and Northeast Georgia Areas

Things to Check Before Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Make sure that you are dealing with a reputable contractor before you sign any agreement to have work performed on your home. 
Has the contractor presented their license and bond?
In South Carolina, there have been several claims that contractors are improperly licensed. It is suggested that you physically see a copy of their South Carolina Specialty Contractors License, and make sure they are bonded as well. All roofing contractors in South Carolina must be registered to perform work that costs more than $200. Contractors who are bonded can do work that costs over $5,000 for an individual. You can check to see if a contractor’s license is valid by contacting the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation at 803-896-4701 or by clicking here Licensee Lookup.
Has the contractor presented their insurance certificate?
At any time, Total Home Exteriors, Inc. can provide a copy of our certificate of insurance. Be sure any certificate you are presented is signed and up to date. Upon request, we can also have our insurance agent mail or fax you a personal copy.
How long has the contractor been in business? 
Better Business Bureau's across the country received complaints from consumers who answered a knock from a door to door salesman or itinerant worker who eventually failed to deliver on promises to fix their roof or conduct other work to the home. Complaints to BBB about roofing companies increased by roughly 40 percent in 2010, according to tentative estimates, due in part to one company that solicited door to door, American Shingle, which received nearly 1,000 complaints nationwide after going bankrupt and not providing new roofs to angry customers. 
One way to prevent doing business with "storm chasers" is the check with the Better Business Bureau. You will learn if the contractor is a member in good standing, how long they have been in business, and other key facts about the contractor you are considering doing business with.