Many roofing contractors claim to be the best, but can they really back up those claims? You can gauge a contractor’s credibility by asking them key questions.
Here are the important questions you need to ask your prospective roofing contractor:
Are You Licensed and Insured?
A roof replacement is a complicated task that should only be entrusted to experienced, reliable professionals. Working with amateur roofers will do you more harm than good. Many states require contractors to be properly licensed and insured–credentials that amateurs typically lack. Why is this necessary? This is to protect people from fly-by-night contractors that may take advantage of you.
What Services Do You Offer?
It’s best to work with a contractor that specializes in the exact roofing project you require, especially when you are planning to replace your current roof. Their experience in the field can help guarantee the success of the project.
You should also ask your prospective roofer if their service includes tearing off old shingles before installing the new ones. Some roofers cut corners by installing new shingles on top of the old ones, but this leads to problems down the road that will shorten the lifespan of your new roof.
Do You Provide Warranties?
Warranties serve as your fallback plan when you have received defective roofing materials or when your roofer commits an installation mistake. Before sealing the deal with your prospective roofer, ask them about the coverage of their warranties.
Do You Have Any References?
Your contractor should be happy to provide you with several references. Contact these people and ask them to describe their experience with the roofer. They should be able to give you an idea about the contractor’s performance and work ethic.
Count on Edmunds General Contracting, LLC for your roofing project this summer. Call us today at (877) 618-5955 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Andover and Lawrence.