Odds are, you want a professional roofing service to help repair your roof. However, hiring a roofing contractor requires a big commitment that involves lots of time, money, and other resources. And moving forward, you want to make sure you are content with the contractor you’ve selected.
Before you choose a contractor, you might want to ask each contractor a set of questions to help you with your decision, but what do you ask? You probably need time to think of good questions for Elk Grove roofing contractors that can reveal more about their quality, body of work, and other vital information that might affect your choice of contractor to help you with your roof. Here are some questions that you should consider asking each roofer that you’re in contact with at the moment.
- Where Is Your Location?
You should hire a roofing contractor that has a facility or office, as it’s a place you can go where you need urgent assistance with your roof if there is a problem. Some contractors, however, don’t have a commercial location, but rather a truck they consider to be their location. Some do this because they don’t want to use a home address as a location. This isn’t ideal, as there’s no good way for you to track them down if there’s something wrong with your roof job. You’d like a roofing contractor that has a place you can visit or call at any time. There’s nothing really wrong with a company that uses a home address, so long as it’s a place where the contractor does business.
- What Are Your Credentials?
There is always a chance for accidents and other problems to occur as work is getting done on your roof. With this in mind, you will want a company that is licensed, insured, and certified. A license is proof that the company has the knowledge and skills to do a good job. Insurance means that if something goes wrong with the repair, it will be financially covered at no cost to you. However, when you ask about their license and insurance, you should expect detailed answers regarding both, so a simple “Yes” answer won’t cut it.
- Are There Any Warranties Involved?
Like accidents, there’s a probability for problems or errors to occur during the roofing repair that nobody notices right away sometimes. The roof will look fine, but if there’s a slight miscalculation or wrong choice of material, something can go wrong well after the repair that would make the contractor fully responsible. In this instance, you’d like to know if the repair comes with a warranty, so that the contractor can go back to fix the problem free of charge. Since roofing repairs are large investments, it only feels right for the warranty to be of length, such as 10 or more years after the repair is completed. Generally, you would want a warranty even if it means the repair would cost you more. If there are no warranties, ask them why. Without a warranty, the contractor is not obligated to fix any problem with the roof unless you pay for their services a second time.
Repairing or replacing your roof is a huge undertaking, so before you choose a roofing contractor, ask them three important questions before you choose one. You’d like to know if the contractors have a physical location and not just a truck. You also want a contractor that has insurance, a license, and certification. A good contractor also works warranties into their projects in the event that the repair causes the roof more harm than good.