If you’re thinking about beginning your roofing project on your home, now is the perfect time! When you dive into replacing or repairing your roof, a lot of decisions comes along with it. If you’re unsure about any steps in the roofing process, ask your contractor. And, if you don’t know what to ask your roofing contractor, we have created a list of important questions to ask! Read more to learn about the top questions to ask your roofing contractor.
The first and most important question to ask a roofing contractor is if they’re licensed, bonded, and insured. For a contractor to be licensed, all they have to do is register with the state’s board of licensing contractors. Being bonded means that a bonding company knows that a contractor handles business ethically and correctly. A customer can always fall back on a contractors bond company if there’s a problem. Lastly, being insured is when all contractors are fully insured with general liability, workman’s comp, and a company vehicle insurance policy on all of the companies vehicles.
It is important for a roofing contractor to have all three of these things, you should be able to ask your contractor to see physical copies of each if needed. Some states have different requirements for each of these three items, do you research and make sure the contractor you hire for your project has all the appropriate paperwork and permits!
When you’re ready to begin a roofing project, it is important to pick a contractor that is local to your area. Always ask roofing contractors where their headquarters is located as well as making sure they have a local phone number. Hiring a local contractor will ensure that you’re receiving quality roofing under all the location installation codes that are required to follow. You wouldn’t want to hire a contractor that is not local to your area because they may not follow local codes or properly install your roof!
If you are having roofing services done on your home, make sure there is a roofing warranty in place to protect your roof investment! Always ask your contractor what kind of warranty they offer on their workmanship. Different contractors can offer you different warranties, be sure to know this before you choose your roofing contractor. Once you sign your contracts, make sure you receive your roofing warranty on paper! Your warranty will only be worth something if you have it written on paper.
Lastly, upon choosing your roofing contractor for your project, know if they are certified by shingle manufacturers! A contractor being certified tells a customer that a shingle manufacturer trusts that specific contractor! If a contractor is established in the community and is known for their quality work, manufacturers will reach out to them about certifying. You always want to be sure you’re hiring trusted contractors for your projects!
If you’re interested in learning more about our roofing contractors or are looking to begin your roofing project, our team at Oceanside Exteriors is ready to assist! You can contact our team today by calling us at (207) 310-7659 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing needs!