- What’s the address of your company? After a big storm passes through, contractors will come crawling in looking for work. Unfortunately, most of these contractors won’t be around if something goes wrong after they’ve “finished” the job. That’s why you want a company with a local address who will be ready to help with any future problems.
- Do you carry insurance? A quality roofing company will carry both worker’s compensation and liability insurance in case something were to go wrong. Worker’s comp protects you if someone were to get injured on the job, while the liability insurance means you don’t have to pay if your home is damaged during the repair.
- Are you licensed? Most cities and states require contractors to carry a license. This ensures they have met any local standards to operate. Ask the company if they have a current license. If you’re concerned, check with your local licensing agency that it’s up to date and doesn’t have any outstanding violations.
- Do you offer a warranty? Before you sign anything, ask for how long the company will guarantee their work. Most warranties will last for at least one year, but some companies offer extended warranties. Either way, the warranty should cover the materials and the work for at least a year.
- Do you provide a written estimate? Never agree to a contract without having received a detailed written estimate first. The contractor should provide you with a list of all the services that will be completed, and how much it will cost. This should also include the cost of removing the old roof, installing the new roof and anything else that could come up.
- Will you use any subcontractors? Some roofing contractors will sell themselves as the person who will complete the job just to turn it over to a subcontractor. Ask if any tasks will be delegated to a subcontractor. If that’s the case, the subcontractor will also need to answer these same questions.
- Who will communicate with me? Ideally, someone from the company should always be available to guide you through each step of the project. They should be available to communicate with you about the status of the project and listen to any concerns you might have.
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