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8 Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor

Whether you are constructing a new home or upgrading your existing one, finding the right roofing contractor is essential. There are several things to consider when hiring a roofing contractor. Let’s take a look at some common questions to ask your potential candidates before you hire someone.


8 Question to Ask Your Roofing Contractor


Here are some of the most important questions to ask if you want to hire the best roofing contractor for your project.


1.   Can You Verify Your Roofing Contractor License?


Nearly every state requires roofing contractors to be professionally licensed to work in the roofing industry. Ask your potential contractor to show proof of licensing. Any reliable roofer will be happy to verify.


2.   Do You Have Proof of Insurance?


You should also ask for proof of insurance. If your roofing company doesn’t have insurance, any workman’s injury can be claimed against your homeowner’s insurance. Roofing contractors should not only have workman’s compensation insurance but should also have general liability insurance. This holds your roofing company liable if there’s any damage to your home. Again, a reliable roofer will be happy to show you proof of their insurance.


3.   Do You Do the Work Yourself?


Many roofing companies hire subcontractors to do the actual work. Ask potential candidates if they do the work themselves or if they hire subcontractors. Make sure you hire a company that does the job themselves to avoid any issues now or in the future with your roofing project.


4.   Will You Remove Old Roofing Materials?


If you are repairing or replacing your current roof, you need to be sure that any company you hire will remove old materials. Make sure any costs associated with removing old roofing materials are included in your roofing estimate. Reliable roofers will disclose these costs upfront, so there are no surprises.


5.   Can You Provide an Estimate in Writing?


Make sure you work with a company that can provide an estimate in writing. You should always ask for a written price quote and make sure you have a copy of any contract you sign. This will ensure that all aspects of your project that you agreed upon are included in your final project.


6.   How Long Will the Work Take?


As with any project, you need to know what to expect when it comes to your project. Ask your potential roofing contractor how long they anticipate your project to take. This will help you compare your estimates appropriately.


7.   Will My New Roof Come with a Warranty?


Not all roofing materials and workmanship comes with warranties, but they should. A new installation should come with at least a material warranty. Ask about any warranties included with your work. If a company isn’t willing to offer a guarantee, this is a clear red flag that you should look elsewhere for your work.


8.   Who Will Be My On-Site Contact Person?


Communication is key to the success of your project. Ensure you have an on-site contact person to monitor progress and keep you informed about any changes to your project timeline.


Contact Espinoza Roofing for Your Claremont Roofing Needs


If you need a commercial or residential roofer in Claremont, Espinoza Roofing is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.



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