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Tips for Hiring Roofing Contractors

Posted on: April 27, 2015


When it comes to home repairs, finding a contractor you can trust is crucial. There are some great articles from the Better Business Bureau and Washington Labor and Industries that outline tips for hiring your next contractor and we’ve outlined a few for you below.


Research Is Key When Hiring Roofing Contractors


If you’re looking to replace or clean a roof in the next few months, then you’ll want to make sure to do your due diligence with research first. Emergency repairs don’t always offer homeowners the luxury of in-depth research, but some amount of research should still be done. Here are a few questions that need to be answered:


-Are they a registered contractor?


The Labor and Industries’ website allows you to verify if a contractor is registered or not. It should look like the picture below with information about their licensing, bonding and insurance.

Chinook L&I Info


-Are they accredited by the Better Business Bureau?


Through the Better Business Bureau website, you will be able to find out about any complaints, their rating overall as well as general business information, like how long the company has been in business.

Chinook BBB Info


-Do they have references and are they willing to provide contact information for them?


Be wary of contractors that refuse to let you speak to a reference. If a contractor doesn’t have a single reference, or if the contact information for the references is incorrect, that’s a big red flag.


Even if an emergency situation arises, these 3 questions can easily be answered and will save homeowners the heartache of working with an untrustworthy contractor. At Chinook, we’re always happy to help answer questions about our work and bids, so contact us today for a free estimate.




Chinook Roofing & Gutters is a full service roofing company with expert cross-trained installers for both commercial-industrial and residential roofing projects. We provide Tacoma roof repair and installation as well as Tacoma gutter installation with a service area that extends throughout the Puget Sound region, including our home base of Fife, as well as Gig Harbor, Puyallup, Milton and more.


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