Things to Ask a Roofing Contractor Before You Hire Them

Things to Ask a Roofing Contractor Before You Hire Them

If you are looking to hire the services of one of the many roofing replacement companies there are operating nowadays, you may find the choice is overwhelming. It can be difficult choosing between various companies that are all offering very similar-sounding things. How do you tell each apart and figure out which roofing contractor is going to provide the service you need within your budget to the standard you expect?

You need to know the right questions to ask roofers when you are looking for quotes. In the following post, we will look at a few examples of these.

Are You Fully Licenced?

The first and most important question you need to ask before you ask anything else is whether the roofing firm is licenced or not. Most states stipulate that all roofing companies should be licenced before they can work. They also would need to be keenly aware that they were compliant with the different requirements and codes for that state.

Are You Covered by Workman’s Comp Insurance?

It is the law that all roofing companies offer their employees workman’s comp insurance. It shouldn’t matter whether they are a big company or a small one. Although some companies might try and get away with it not having it, if an injury occurs while the workers are on your property, you could end up being liable to play for the medical expenses. You don’t want that, do you?

Are You Covered With General Liability Insurance?

Although it’s important that the roofing contractor you hire has workman’s comp insurance and that this covers their employees when they are on your property doing work, that’s not all you need to worry about. You will likely be concerned about any damage caused to your home because of the work being carried out. You should therefore make sure you ask the company if you can see a copy of their insurance information to make sure they have general liability insurance coverage. That means if your property, the building or the roof is damaged while they work on your roof, you will be covered and won’t be required to pay the cost of the repairs caused by other people.

Does Your Company Have a Physical Address and Phone Number?

Always do business with a company that has a local physical address and a real phone number. If they tell you, no, they have a PO Box number, this should immediately raise a red flag in your mind. So always make sure they have a local address, because if anything goes wrong after the roof replacement or repairs has been installed, you will need to be able to contact them to discuss what they are going to do to help you.

What is the Length and Terms of the Warranty You Offer on the Roof?

You should always check how much of a warranty you are getting as this will dictate the kind of return on investment you are going to benefit from.