Important Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor
Choosing a residential roofing contractor for your new roof is a big investment and decision to make. We have all heard the horror stories of properties left a mess, shingles askew, fees on top of fees from a reasonable bid and extended completion schedules.
Here are a key issues to address before hiring your residential roofing contractor to help you make the right decision for you and your home to insure the best workmanship and roofing service available in the Bothell & Woodinville, WA area.
Verify Local & State Roofing Contractors Licenses
State governments require roofing contractors to be licensed properly and some local governments have varying regulations for them to abide by. Your roofing contractor should be able to provide you with their license number. If not, then it is not a legitimate business.
Insured & Bonded
Not all states require that the roofing contractor needs to have insurance, but this is something you want to make sure that they have that the insurance covers them for the entire roofing job. This will protect yourself from any lawsuits that can arise if the roofing contractor is hurt while on working on your property. Without it, you could be held liable for medical expenses and lost wages.
References, Reviews & Past Clients
Any professional roofing contractor will be more than happy to provide references of previous work completed by past clients. It is also important to search through review sites such as Google & Yelp to verify that they are as skilled and professional as the select references provided confirm. If problems or discrepancies arise, how did your roofing contractor resolve them?
On-Site Inspection & Quote
Only a physical review of your roof can determine the condition of the roof and work needed on your roof, while sticking to the original quote.
Is debris removal included in the quoted roofing cost? This is important to know so you do not get stuck with a enormous mess and hefty bill at the end of the roofing project. It is professional courtesy and their responsibility to clean up the project site and haul away the old materials.
Getting a written contract from your roofing contractor no matter how big or small the roofing project is will insure that both you and the roofing contractor have ironed out all the details and are in agreement with the price, work, timeline, clean-up and work and product warranties provided by the roofing contractor.