Hiring a roofer can be stressful. Roof work is a big investment so you want to be sure you’re choosing a trustworthy company–but how to do that? Today, Residential Concerns shares five questions to ask your prospective roofer before hiring them.
1. Are you properly insured and licensed?
Make sure your roofing contractor has worker’s compensation, liability insurance and a company name, business address and the license to show for it. Insurance safeguards you from any litigations and issues.
2. Do you work locally?
Choosing a local contractor is a good idea because local companies have a reputation in the community to uphold. This means they’re more likely to serve you with integrity. Local companies also have a better grasp of local rules and code regulations, as well as the best area crews and suppliers near you.
3. Will there be measures put in place to protect my property?
Contractors without safety programs or proper training may damage your home. How will they get on and off your roof safely? Where will their equipment be stored? Do they have tools such as stabilizers to keep weight off your gutters? If your roofing company can’t assure protection of your property, reconsider working with them.
4. What is the overall plan?
A good roofing company will include you in their plans. From choosing materials to walking you through the project schedule, they should be open and honest with you throughout the process. Don’t be fooled by “storm chasers” as these could be potential scams. Instead, call a local roofer.
5. What kind of warranty do you offer?
Reviewing the warranty coverage can help you screen your roofer. Some may offer manufacturer warranties that also cover the contractor’s workmanship, and other good perks. Consider the fine details of the warranty when considering your options.
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