Replacing or repairing the roof of your house is a significant investment. Your roof protects the inside of your home from bad weather, so you want to ensure it gets done right. Choosing the right roofer will help make your renovation stress free.
Most roofers will provide estimates at no cost. Gather as many estimates as possible, and choose your top 3 roofers. Interviewing your roofers will allow you to make an informed decision. Here are some questions that you should ask:
1. Do you have a current license to do roofing work in my area?
A licensed roofer is knowledgeable about the requirements to do their job correctly.
Along with a license, you should check if they are legitimate businesses by verifying their tax identification number, business address, email address, and phone number.
2. What types of insurance do you have?
Your roofer must have worker’s compensation as well as liability insurance. Workman’s compensation provides coverage if any employees get injured on the job, and liability insurance covers any damage the roofer might do to your house.
3. Can you give me three references to check?
Any reputable contractor should provide proof of work they have completed and reviews from former clients.
4. Does a manufacturer warranty cover your work?
You must find out if the work and the roof materials are under warranty. This information will be helpful in the future if you run into any problems.
5. Do you provide a written contract?
A contract is a must. The roofer must provide a written contract that specifies what work he will do and the cost. It should also include the payment schedule and the start and end date, and it should list what roofing materials will be used. The contract should also detail the cleanup process.