Those looking for roofing installation, replacement, or repairs should ask some essential questions to determine whether they are qualified and reliable. The first question is: How do you protect my property? Make sure there’s no fine print in the contract that excludes for damage they cause.
Next: Can you give me references locally? Using a locally-based company is important, and this makes it easy to verify the work they’ve done for other customers for at least the last six months. Another key question: If problems arise, can someone in charge be reached quickly?
Also ask: Are you certified by any manufacturers? Only a few roofing contractors in each region are granted certification, and they only do so for reputable contractors who’ve been in business and proven themselves in the industry. Another question: How long have you been in business and what length of warranty is granted for workmanship? Businesses should ideally have been in business for five years or longer and warranties should be 10 years to life on their work.
A key question of importance: Are you licensed, bonded, and insured? Many states require a roofing contractor to be licensed to protect consumers. A contractor’s bond provides a financial guarantee that a contract’s terms will be fulfilled as agreed to. Being insured means that a contractor has an insurance policy that protects against the risks that come with construction work.