5 Questions You Should Ask a Roofing Contractor
Are You Licensed and Insured?
It is not unheard of for roofing companies to claim that they are licensed and insured when they aren’t. Don’t blindly take their word for it, ask to see the documentation that proves that the company is licensed and insured. When you do your due diligence, you protect yourself from financial harm down the line.
What Is Your Address, Phone Number, and Legal Business Name?
You can search for roofing companies in state directories to make sure that they are legitimate. Unfortunately, there are many incompetent “roofing contractors” who do not know what they are doing. There are also many roofing scams where the thieves plan to take your money and run.
How Long Is the Roof Covered Under the Warranty and What Exactly is Included?
Ask the roofing contractor how long both the warranty from the contractor and the warranty from the roofer are valid. Find out exactly what is included under each of those warranties.
What Steps Are You Taking to Protect the Rest of My Property?
A roof installation or repair job can get pretty messy. The roof materials and equipment can be quite heavy. During any construction project, there is always a risk of accidental damage to your property. Any roofing company knows that this is understandably a major concern for homeowners and should be taking steps to minimize this risk. Ask the roofing contractor if they are going to use stabilizers to protect your gutters. Ask what they are going to be doing to protect your landscaping? When the job is complete, how are they going to dispose of the trash? These are questions that you should ask up front.
Who Will Be My Point of Contact?
It is important to ask who will be on site during the roofing project. You need to know who will be the one explaining things and answering any questions or concerns that may arise. Is there a project manager who is managing the job or will you be communicating with the owner of the company?