What Questions should you ask a roofer before hiring them?

What Questions should you ask a roofer before hiring them?

Q1. Will Your Old Roof Be Removed by the Roofer?
Ans. By physically analysing the existing roof before covering it with shingles, dishonest roofers can quickly save money. But they won’t know whether there are soft spots hidden beneath the old shingles if they don’t pull them up. If issues aren’t identified and fixed right away, future repairs could be quite expensive. Always have an excellent, seasoned roofer remove your old roof before installing a new one.

Q2. What is the complete name of your business and its location?
Ans. Ask for the physical address if the roofing firm utilises a Post Office box. Moving on from a roofing company that doesn’t have a real address is a good idea. Take those names and address details and enter them as an extra step into internet databases like the Better Business Bureau, social networking sites, and other online directories. Any potential warning signs will probably be discovered via these web searches.

Q3. What about your insurance, please?
Ans. In order to safeguard the homeowner in the event of an accident, Tacoma roofing contractors should be covered by workers compensation and liability insurance. If a contractor is hurt while working on your house, workers’ compensation will cover it, and liability insurance will cover any damage the roofers cause while doing repair or replacement work.

The homeowner can be liable for the injury-related expenses, including medical bills, if there is no workers’ compensation coverage. Additionally, these kinds of accidents could not be covered by your homeowner’s insurance.

Q4. Do you have the necessary licences to carry out the work?
Ans. Because local licensing laws differ, ask the roofing contractor for their licence information for your state, city, and country. Here, request some specifics such as the licence holder’s name. Then, confirm with your local licencing agency that the roofer’s licence is current and clear of any pending offences. 

A roofing contractor’s licence is distinct from a business license. A business license identifies the corporation and is used for tax purposes. It doesn’t imply that the individual has passed a test or meets the requirements to work as a roofer.

Q5. Does your roofing work come with a warranty?
Ans. The normal length of a roof warranty is one year, but some roofers offer longer warranties. The roofer typically pays for the work, while the manufacturer typically pays for the materials. Ask the roofer about the scope and duration of each warranty, as there are two of them. Be advised that an extended warranty can increase the final cost of your estimate.

Q6. Do you use your subcontractors for roofing?
Ans. Ask the roofing firm if they subcontract out some of the work to a group of people that work for them. If so, confirm that these subcontractors have the necessary permits and insurance to do the job. Additionally, you should request the subcontractors’ names and physical addresses. You should then check these details on social media and with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any warning signs. The specific responsibilities that a reputable business will assign to a subcontractor and their justifications should be disclosed to you.

Q7. How long has your company been operating?
Ans. It’s not the only way to determine if a roofing firm does quality work at a fair price, but asking about their past surely helps paint a picture. If your contractor has experience, they will probably be able to provide you with a number of customer references and a variety of examples of their work to look over.

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Q8. How do you make sure the project is completed on schedule?
Ans. There could be roadblocks that delay the project’s completion. Any potential challenges that could cause the roofing project to take longer should be addressed in the roofing contractors’ contingency plans. Do they have sufficient personnel to pick up the slack in an emergency? Do they have extra supplies, equipment, and materials? What are they going to do in the event of bad weather? Even worse, some contracts could have a “no later than” condition that makes them void if the task takes too long to finish.

Q9. What are your options for waste material?
Ans. After repairing your roof, the last thing you want to deal with is a yard overrun with trash and construction-related detritus. In order to make sure that debris from the Roof Tacoma is disposed of appropriately, ask your roofer what they do with it.         

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