If you want to replace your roof or your existing roof needs a serious repair, you are probably aware of the fact that this job should be left to true professionals. The good news is that there are many roofing contractors providing their services on the market. However, this doesn’t mean that all of them are equal. It is very important to choose a reliable, professional and affordable roofing contractor. This may sound difficult, but with the right questions you can definitely select the right one. If you are looking for a roofing contractor for the first time in your life, it would be better to prepare some questions that you will ask them during the interview. We will now highlight some of the most important questions.
First of all, you will need to ask them about their experience. If they have been in this business for at least 3-4 years, they should easily spot all the roof problems and come up with the best design for your new roof. A true professional will not force you to replace the roof in case you can extend its life with roof repairs. In other words, a contractor that will explain what is wrong and how they can help you in details is a professional contactor.
Another important thing is to ask them about the insurance and license. A good contractor will be glad to show you their license and/or credentials. This is something that you can check on your own by contacting local authorities. While you are asking them about the license, check their insurance too. A professional roofing contractor takes care of their team in the right way – they have good liability insurance and compensation. Ask them whether they will repair the problem in case it reoccurs after a few months. Don’t forget to ask for a written warranty.
We should not forget that there are different types of roofing, so be sure to ask them about their experience with the specific type you need. It would best if you can get photos of some of their previous work with that specific type of roofing.
When will you finish the work is the next question you should ask. As previously mentioned, this is a very important part of every building, so it is crucial to set a timeframe before the process starts. There are cases when roofing contractors provide discount in case they don’t finish the work before the deadline.
If we are talking about your own house, it is a good idea to ask them about their working time. You certainly don’t want to be awakened one or two hours before you actually need to get up of bed.
Finally, ask them about the cost. Keep in mind that in most cases they won’t be able to tell you the exact price (because there are some factors that affect the final price and they cannot be predicted), but you should get an approximate cost that won’t be much different in the end.
As you can see, interviewing a roofing contractor is not difficult and if you do it in the right way, you will save a lot of time and money.