5 Must-Ask Questions for Your Roofing Contractor

With home remodeling contractors, specifically roofing, you should make sure that you do your homework. Before going ahead and picking someone, try and ask them these questions.

Do You Have Experience?

Okay, let’s start out with the essential question. Do you know what the heck you’re doing? You want to be guaranteed that the person working on your roof has knowledge, expertise, and certifications. A roofing contractor needs to be diverse in their skills, able to replace, repair, and maintain things. If the contractor is not experienced in what they do, then you simply need to look elsewhere.

Are You Local?

It can’t be emphasized enough how important it is to find someone who is a local contractor. They know your area, they know the weather, and they have a solid track record. Finding a local isn’t that hard. You can ask around and see who everyone else trusts their roof to, and you can also check through the Better Business Bureau. When you find a roofing contractor that is established in your area, then you can be guaranteed that they’re going to provide the highest quality work.

Do You Have a Presence Online?

These days, it’s essential that your roofing contractor have a website. Why is that? You want to be able to read reviews. By asking the contractor if they have a social media stamp, or even just reviews on home advisor sites or consumer review sites, you’re taking matters into your own hands and learning the truth. Be weary of contractors that have absolutely no online presence.

Are You Certified?

It’s a simple question, but you’d be surprised how many contractors are actually not certified. Be sure to find a roofing contractor who has the necessary credentials to get the job done, and that they’re able to handle the size and scope of your project. Find out what licenses they have, insurance, permits, etc. Also check for GAF Master Elite certification and Green Roofer certification.

How Long is My Roof Warranty?

This is one of the most important questions that you can ask your contractor. There are usually two kinds of coverage on your roof. One part covers errors in workmanship and the other covers materials. Know the length of these warranties, and the extent.