The first thing a homeowner or business owner should do before contracting with any roofing or construction company is verify their business is licensed through the state. Also, ask the contractor if they are part of your local Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of Better Business Bureau. Insure that the Contractor gives back to your community. Ask what they do in the community. Do they give back to where you live? Most importantly, make sure the contractor is licensed and carries liability and workers compensation insurance and request proof. If the contractor is not insured, you may be liable for accidents that occur on your property. These 6 criteria will ensure the company you have contracted with is a reputable contractor and your property is protected through the repair process as well as they are not a storm chaser.