A roofing job will most likely be one of the biggest investments in your home, regardless of what material you opt to go with. It’s a big decision that you and your family will live with for years to come, and if the investment is good enough, hopefully it’s something you will only need to do once in your lifetime.
So the pressure is on to do your research in order to make the best decision for you and your home. No doubt your roofing service provider will be a vital cog in this process.
Below we share 3 important questions to ask your potential roofing service provider:
1. Are you licensed?
Before you enter into any further discussion with your potential roofing company, request to see proof of their license. The requirements for this are likely to vary from state to state. Things to look out for when receiving the proof of license include its validity period (and whether it in fact is within that period), then to verify with your local licensing office to be doubly sure.
2. What measures are taken for on-site risks?
Roofing can be a dangerous activity if the right safety measures are not in place. As the homeowner and potential client you need to make sure that your roofing service provider has adequate liability insurance in place. The work (and risks involved) with be taking place on your property after all, so to safeguard yourself from liability, it’s important to confirm that your roofer has this sorted when the job commences.
3. How long have you been in business?
Experience plays a big role in the roofing industry as there is so much little nitty gritty details that one can only get a handle of through real-world work done over the years. You want to ask your roofing service provider about their experience. Sometimes it may be that the company itself is fairly new, but the staff themselves have the necessary experience – or not. So best to have an open discussion about this upfront. This is no small job and you need to be able to place full trust in the person or company installing your roof.