Homeowners should always vet roofing contractors before hiring them to minimize the risk of costly installation errors. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, you should ask them these questions:
1. What Level of Insurance Do They Have?
Licensing requirements for contractors vary from state to state, but generally, most states require contractors to have adequate insurance. Make sure to ask for the contractors’ license numbers, and cross-check their insurance info with your state’s requirements.
2. How Many Years Have They Been Working in the Industry?
The number of years roofers have been working in the industry can give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
3. How Do They Plan on Fixing Your Roof?
Another way to gauge a contractor’s level of expertise is to ask for recommendations. Ask prospective roofers to explain to you in simple terms how the person plans to address your roofing problem.
4. How Long Will the Roof Repairs or Replacement Take?
Aside from recommendations, a professional contractor should also be able to give a rough timeline for your roof replacement or the roof repairs.
5. What Are Their Contingency Plans in Case the Weather Doesn’t Cooperate?
Even with meticulous planning, no one can rule out the risk of disruptions. That’s why it’s important for you to ask your roofer about contingency plans in case of unforeseen events, such as extreme weather.
6. Who’s Overseeing Your Roofing Project?
Make sure to get the contact details of the contractor overseeing your project. That way, if you have any concerns, you can quickly get in touch with the contractor and clarify your concerns. It would also be a good idea to talk to your contractor in person before the start of your project. Remember: a home improvement project is essentially a collaboration between you and your roofers. As such, it’s important that the both of you are on the same page from the start.
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Punum Roofing of Houston Inc., a company with over 20 years of experience, offers professional roofing services. To get a free estimate, call us at (713) 466-4447, or fill out the form here.