There are questions that should be asked before you hire anybody to do anything. You have to make sure that the person in question is not running a con-job. You have to make sure that they are experienced and know what they’re doing. You also have to be sure that they are licensed professionals who can give you a little background on not only the job in question, but a little background on themselves as well. When hiring a roofer, it is extremely important to know that that person knows the ins-and-outs of roofing. Your roof is an important part of your home and you don’t want just anybody touching it. That’s why you reached out to hire a professional. You also want to know the process of what they’re going to be doing, step-by-step.
One of the first questions you should ask when hiring a roofer to work for you should be if he or she has a license in your state and if they live locally, if they have references nearby that you can contact. The chances are that if they live nearby, that they also have done work for people in your circle that you are familiar with. Ask for his or her contact information as well and the name and contact information of the company that they are hired under. The chances are that if you can confirm they are the employee of a solid company nearby, they are legitimate roofing contractors. If you call that company and they tell you that they’ve never heard of the person in question, then you know that something is wrong and you can discontinue contact with that person.
Once you have confirmed that the person in question is a legitimate roofing contractor, the next thing to ask them about would be what they plan on doing to solve the problem with your roof. Whether it be a simple hole that needs patched or the boards need reinforcing, they should be able to explain to you in detail what their plan is to go about fixing the problem. Ask them questions about what they plan to do with materials they need to dispose and what their plan is for helping protect the landscape around your house while they work. Lastly, you can ask them about their price and for an estimate of what the entire job is going to cost. The company they work for may also offer discounts for repeat customers or a discount for new customers in general. Be sure and mention this as money you might save while dealing with problems with your roof is a win-win. Other questions to ask your roofing contractor may include the following:
Do you have any type of insurance?
Are there any warranties available?
Will there be subcontractors present