5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Roofing Contractor

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring A Roofing Contractor

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You want to hire the right company when you’re in the market for a new roof.

A leaky roof can lead to all sorts of problems. Dampness and mold resulting from a leak will threaten your physical health as well as your home’s structure. Water leaks may cause power outages if they get into your electrical system. You can avoid potential problems before they become serious by having your roof inspected by a professional. Here are 5 questions to ask before hiring a roofing contractor.

1. What sort of workmanship warranty do you provide?

Most roofing material manufacturers will usually include a product warranty but that doesn’t cover the installation. Make sure you hire a roofing contractor that offers a guarantee on the project because unexpected installation problems may arise. You want to have a written guarantee from the roofing contractor that he will be there to take care of the problem.
2. Can I visit a project currently being installed by the team that will be doing my roof?

A roofing company is only as good as the workers they employ. What kind of training or skill levels do they demand of workers? Do they provide safety training programs? Workers that follow safety training procedures have been proven to have less accidents on the job.
3. Will your insurance carrier provide a personal letter confirming your workman’s compensation and liability coverages?

In most states it is illegal for a roofing contractor to work without a license. Make sure the roofing company is licensed and insured. Have a document from their insurance provider addressed to you because it’s not enough for the roofer to just tell you that he is insured. A roofer without insurance coverage can leave you open to all sorts of risk, from damage to your property to liability for personal injury.
4. What exactly will you be replacing?

The contract should specify what material the roofer is going to use. Unless the flashing has a lot of life left, now is the time to replace it. Your roofing contractor should install a ridge vent at the roof peak to help prevent ice dams from forming. They should also install a rubber membrane called Ice & Water Shield along the eaves to prevent any future ice dams from leaks.
5. How will you leave the job site at the end of each work day?

Some contractors will clean up the site as they go. Others may wait until the end of the job which can leave your property looking unkempt and can also create a hazard. Does the roofing company clean up the job site? Building codes require that you tear off all existing layers of roofing before installing a new roof. If they need to remove old roofing materials is the clean up included in the cost? Your contractor should tarp any open roof and clean up stripped shingles before leaving the job site at the end of the day. You might even write these procedures into the contract.
There are different occasions when it is recommended to have your roof inspected.
One occasion is following a major storm to verify whether there has been damage to your roof. This allows you to make an insurance claim, if applicable, within the deadline. Another occasion is when you are planning to sell your home or are interested in purchasing a new property. Of course, it’s important to have your roof inspected as part of routine household preventative maintenance.
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