4 things to ask a roofing company before hire


Whether you’re looking for a new roofing contractor, repairing an existing roof, or installing steel roofing, it’s important you use a company that’s reputable, licensed, and insured. But, how can you tell which company to use for your project with so many options and everyone claiming to be the best at what they do?

4 questions to ask a roofing company before you hire them

To start, it’s important you contact several companies (2-4) and schedule a consultation with one of their contractors. During this appointment, you need to look for signs that they fully understand what they are doing and ask them questions to ensure they are the best choice for the project.

If the contractor makes you feel uncomfortable, or you get bad vibes about their level of experience, move on to the next.

Question 1: How long has your company been in business & how long have you been performing these services?

This question is full of valuable information that will help you make the best decision for your home. If the business is new, you may not want to work with them. It’s hard for new contractors to be the ‘best’ until they get a few hundred projects under their belt.

Question 2: What is your license number?

It’s important you verify the credentials of your contractor before you hire them for the job. Most states require roofing contractors to be licensed with the state and if it’s a legitimate business, they’ll have a business license as well.

Question 3: Do you carry insurance?

Another question you need to ask is if they have insurance. The last thing you need is a worker to get hurt and you be liable for their medical bills. Instead, the roofing company should have workman’s comp, general liability, and business insurance. You can also request a copy of their insurance policy before you sign any work agreements.

Question 4: What type of warranty does your service cover?

When it comes to your roof, the last thing you want is to pay thousands of dollars on a service only to have your roof leak, suffer damage, or have the workers remove all your previous shingles and then leave the job site without finishing. Be sure you ask for warranty coverage, so you know what you’re getting before signing on the dotted line.

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