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Tips for Hiring a Contractor

Baker Roofing has the experience and knowledge to provide you with the highest caliber of service in Stockton, Lodi, Galt, Sacramento, Tracy, Manteca, Modesto, Merced, Fresno, Valley Springs, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, and more throughout Central and Northern California. We understand the stress and confusion that can come with finding a contractor, so we are providing you with guidelines to help in your search for a proper Contractor. Feel free to contact us about our qualifications and services.

What To Look For:

  • A well-established roofing contractor with a permanent place of business and a telephone number
  • Tax ID Number
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • General Liability Insurance
  • A local Business License
  • Experience and knowledge, familiar with all types of roofs and different products
  • Commitment to quality and safety
  • Ask for and get a written proposal; it should list specifically the work to be performed and list the materials included.
  • Permit included; red flag a contractor that requires the property owner to pull the permit.
  • Check with Better Business Bureau and the State Contractors Licensing Board
  • Ask for three Client References
  • Ask for their Supplier Credit Reference
  • Ask if they have operated under an different Name or License number
  • Never pay more than 10% of total contract price in advance!
  • Don’t pay in cash!
  • If the lowest bid is significantly lower than other bids, question the contractor on how he can be so low. “Is he cutting corners? Is he working the underground economy? Did he miss something?”

A low bid may not be the bargain it seems to be!

Why Do I Need A Licensed Contractor?

  • It’s the law! California Contractor law states that anybody performing work above $500 is required to have a valid Contractor’s License.
  • Hiring an Unlicensed Contractor can spell trouble. Where will the contractor be if your roof develops problems?
  • Are they credit worthy? Your property is at risk to Liens and Foreclosure if your contractor fails to pay his Suppliers and Subcontractor.
  • You can be held liable if the employee of the unlicensed contractor is injured while on your property or if your neighbors property is damaged, not to mention damage to your own property caused by an unlicensed or uninsured contractor.
  • Will an unlicensed contractor have the experience and training necessary to do the job correctly?
  • A licensed contractor will know of current permit and code requirements.
  • Remember, a guarantee is only as good as the contractor who writes it.

NEWS link: State agency arrests 79 in contractor sting

Contractors State License Board(800) 321-2752web site:
Better Business Bureau, Stockton(209) 948-4880web site:

We Hope These Tips Will Help You!

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If you have any questions or would like to inquire on the services we provide, please contact our team or call us directly at 209.462.8179.

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3400 Petersen Road
Stockton, CA 95215

Phone: 209.462.8179

“Went over and above the line of duty to make sure everything was done right and on time.”

-Norman & Sandra L. (Residential)

“I was delighted with the entire negotiations!! Your workmen were wonderful. They were sooo proud of the quality of those shingles!”

-Yvonne J. (Residential)

“Your work crew did a great job in replacing my dining room roof. They were neat, clean, orderly, respectful, and extremely courteous. Best of all, their quality of work was first class!”

-Vincent W. (Residential)

“You are all great to work with. Thank you for a job well done.”

-Charlie S. (Commercial)

“Contractors would be fortunate to have them on their projects. They are a dedicated contractor and it is reflected in their field and office work.”

-Huff Construction

“They have been professional, dependable, stable sub-contractor whether the job is a custom home, commercial shopping center, or fast food restaurant. They’re a top notch organization with outstanding management, office, and job-site staff.”

-American Building Concepts, Inc.

“Thank you for an outstanding job on our roof. Your staff was courteous and professional. We will recommend Baker Roofing to our neighbors and friends.”

-Brian & Marcella A. (Residential)