Questions to Ask Before Hiring Roofers
Putting off replacing or repairing your roof? We’ll, you don’t want to wait too long. Winter is just around the corner, bringing the rain, snow, hail, and another seasonal smack down on your roof. But before you shell out your hard-earned money, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting quality, experienced roofers to get ‘er done right. Here are five questions to ask before you hire a roofing company.
Do you have insurance?
It’s always a good idea to ask a roofer if they have insurance. Otherwise, you could be held liable for medical bills and other costs associated with an on-site injury. Keep in mind, it’s not enough for roofers to simply tell you they are insured. You’ll need get a copy of the insurance policy to make sure everything looks legit before you sign anything.
How long will the roofing project take?
Roof repair or replacement can be a major project—and a major inconvenience if you haven’t properly planned for it. While it’s perfectly acceptable for a project to take a few days, you’ll want to get a clear estimate on the time frame. Ask when the work is to be started and expected to be finished.
Can you provide references?
One of the best ways to find out if roofers are reliable is to ask for references. Are there local sites you can visit? Are there homeowners willing to share their roofing job experiences. Taking the time to check out previous roofing work now can save you a ton of headaches and money later.
What are your payment terms?
To help you budget for roof installation or roofing repairs, you’ll want to ask about any deposits that might be necessary. Some roofers will take payment in full when the job is done, while others will normally expect a deposit of no more than 10% of the total estimate before the project begins.
Do you provide a warranty for your roofing work?
Ask for how long the roofer guarantees their work. On average, a roof warranty lasts for one to two years. But in some cases, you might be able to find a contractor that covers their work for longer. Remember, roofers cover the work and the manufacturers cover the materials.
Will you clean up after the job?
Roofing jobs can get messy. But you don’t want to come home to stripped shingles, wood pieces, and other roofing materials scattered around your property. Before you hire a contractor, make sure they agree to remove all roofing debris at the end of each day.
A roofing job is an important investment that should never be taken lightly. Asking the right questions up front will help ensure a successful project and give you peace of mind. Learn more about our services: