Once you notice that your roof is leaking or the shingles about to fall off, now’s the time to replace your roof. However, you cannot just hire anyone to do the job, that is if you want the job to get done right! Hiring a quality roofing contractor isn’t hard to find when you know where to look and what questions to ask.
Here are 5 questions to ask your potential roofing contractor.
Do you have a license?
Most states require that roof professionals have a license to work legally. Without it, you can’t be ensured that the job will be completed to the best of quality. You must check their license and see if it is valid. You can also look online to see their credentials. Otherwise, you can ask for a copy of their license to verify its authority.
Does your company come with insurance?
The roofing contractor will need to show two forms of insurances. One type of insurance includes the workman’s compensation insurance, while the other insurance is the general liability. This is protection when the worker gets injured during a job on your property. Without it, you might have to end up contributing to the medical bill. The general liability insurance will cover your property. In any case, where there is any damage to your home, this insurance will cover you at the client.
Does your company provide a warranty for roofing services?
Without a warranty, the homeowner will be forced to deal with the damage if anything was to go wrong. Most roofing contractors provide at least ten years of workmanship warranties. Others will even provide manufacturer’s material warranty to be included in the fee.
Can you provide some references to contact?
Ask your contractor for a list of references they can talk to before you hire them. Call people who are included in the list of references and find out about their services and the experience they have with the roofing contractor. Be sure to ask previous clients whether the work was satisfactory or not. You can also discuss any concerns or if they experienced any problems with the contractor.
Can I have the estimate in writing?
The contractor should be able to provide a written estimate on the roof and what was agreed upon. You must ensure that you have all the details included such as the starting date, end date, and procedure of payment. You can ask for a list of the items that need to be used and what services need to be done. This should include the number of materials, quantity, cost of materials etc. This will help guide you in understanding the total cost of the task for your roof services and prepare your budget ahead of time.
So, the next time you need to hire a roofing contractor for your home service needs, make sure to ask these 5 questions. They should be able to answer all your questions with ease. If not, then it is time to look elsewhere.