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How Can You Tell That Your Roofing Contractor is Legit?​

These days, it can be hard to know who to trust with your roof. Oftentimes, people will offer services without proper training and licensing. To ensure that you are receiving roofing services from a professional roofer in South Bend, make sure you’ve completed these tasks:

  • Check for roofing-related business licenses.
  • Make sure they are bonded and insured.
  • Ask questions about your roof and take notes.
  • Review the roofing contract before signing or beginning work.


Clayton Hoover and Sons is dedicated to protecting you and your roof. The South Bend community relies on local businesses for support. We want to make sure that your home is in good hands. To prevent risks when hiring a contractor, do your research! Still not sure about the person you’re about to hire? The topics below can reveal the truth behind who you are working with.

Ask About Your Roofer's Insurance

When a roofer has insurance, that’s a good indicator that you’re dealing with a reputable contractor. Do not let anyone work on your property without being insured. Not only is this extremely risky, but you could also potentially take the fall for them. There’s a pretty good chance that the roofer is legit if they are insured.

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Roofing Payment in Full Upfront

Some contractors may ask for partial down payment as a guarantee that you will pay once the work is done. This is a common practice in service industries. If a contractor presses you to pay in full before beginning work, run! 

Signing a Roofing Contract

No contract, no hire. Any roofing contractor who asks you to sign an incomplete contract or no contract at all is up to no good. When you receive your contract, ensure that it details costs, labor, and agreements. You do not want to sign an incomplete contract, with the promise that the rest of the information will be filled in properly. This is more than likely a scam.

When you ask the right questions, you can find the right roofing contractor.

We hate to see anyone be taken advantage of by untrustworthy contractors. You should always do your research, check reviews, and ask your friends and family for recommendations. If you have any questions or are ready to hire Michiana’s best roofers, contact us at We use top-of-the-line products and have over 75 years of expert experience in roofing. Thanks for reading!

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