10 Things to Ask a Roofing Contractor Before You Hire Them to Repair Your Roof
Do you need roof repair services? Before hiring a contractor, ask them 10 questions. These questions include:
1.Are You Licensed?
Always hire a roofing contractor who is licensed. If they aren’t licensed or their license is expired, then don’t hire them. Trust us, you’ll regret it if you do.
2.Do You Have Workman’s Comp?
Does the contractor carry workman’s comp? This is important to find out because most states require contractors to carry it. Repairing roofs is risky, even for the most experienced roofing contractors, therefore they should have workman’s comp. Imagine what kind of mess would be created if they hurt themselves on your property and they don’t carry workman’s comp?
3.Will You Remove My Old Roof?
What kind of work is involved with your roof? Is it a small repair that needs to be done or will your entire roof or parts of your roof need to be removed in order to get the job done? Make sure you know this because it can impact the price you’ll pay.
4.What Do They Do About Gutters?
Are your gutters in the way of the repair that needs to be done? If so, then what will the contractor do about it? Will they remove them and replace them or remove them and put them back up after the repair is done?
5.What Happens If The Weather Is Bad?
Ask the contractor what happens if it snows, rain or the weather is bad. Will they still work on your roof? Will you be charged extra?
6.Do You Have References?
Can the contractor provide you with references? You don’t need many, but they should give you a few. If not, then their website should have testimonials from real customers.
7.Materials You’ll Be Using?
You want to find out if the roofing contractor will use high-quality materials. While it’s true that materials affect the price, you want to make sure only quality materials are being used. If they don’t use good materials, then think twice about using them.
8.Will You Do The Work Or Outsource?
Will the roofing contractor and their employees do the repairs on your roof? Will some of the tasks be outsourced? Find this out before deciding to hire them.
9.How Many experiences Do You Have?
How many roof repair jobs have they completed in the last year? This will tell you a lot about the experience they possess. The more repair jobs they’ve completed, the more experience they will have, regardless of how many years in business they’ve been in.
10.How Much Will it Cost?
Finally, how much will you have to pay? A good roof repair contractor will give you a general idea, but the final price shouldn’t be too much higher than the quoted price. Regardless, always get an estimate before hiring a contractor.
Ask those questions before hiring a roof repair contractor to