18 Feb 4 Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor
The roof is one of the most expensive parts of the home, so it makes sense to work only with the best contractor that you can find. As you’re choosing from a selection of roofers, you should know what questions to ask them.
In this post, Universal Roof and Contractor lists four questions you should ask your prospective roofing contractor.
1. Are You Licensed and Insured?
Always ask if the contractor you’re planning to work with is a licensed roofer. Proper licensing and insurance go hand in hand, and it does more than just protect their crews. Working with a licensed roofer with insurance means you won’t be liable for any injuries their crew might sustain on your property.
2. Can I Talk to Your Former Clients?
Word of mouth is valuable when it comes to choosing the right roofing contractor, and it’s also a good way to learn about the company with which you’re planning to work. Don’t be afraid to ask them for a client reference list. Talking to their previous clients will give you insight into the contractor’s practices and service.
3. How Long Have You Been In Business?
While many would say experience doesn’t really matter, it does when the roofing is involved. Working with a roofer with several years of experience under their belt means they’re prepared for almost any kind of roofing concern, from storm damage inspection to roof replacement. Think of it as a guarantee that they’ll be able to stand by the work they do.
4. What Is Your Payment Schedule?
Finally, ask your prospective roofer how they schedule their payments. While most do it through a pay-as-you-go basis, this isn’t a universally set procedure among roofers. Asking about the payment schedule also gives you an idea of the actual cost of the each milestone in construction, which is always a good thing to know.
As a licensed, insured and experienced roofing contractor, Universal Roof and Contracting is ready to help homeowners like you, from preliminary roof inspection to the finishing touches of your roofing project. Call us today at (407) 278-2686 in Orlando and (904) 416-1399 in Jacksonville to learn more about our services. We serve homeowners in Ocoee, FL, and nearby areas.