23 Aug Top 3 Qualification Questions To Ask Your New Roofing Contractor
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the roofing workforce across the nation came to a total of 161,600 individuals as of 2019, meaning the market itself is replete with roofing contractors ready and eager to help you solve your roofing problems.
The one problem that is left? Deciding which one to go with.
Thus, we’re here to help you narrow down your prospects by providing you with some key questions worth asking:
Calling On Credentials
First and foremost, you should find out if the roofing contractor you are looking to hire is licensed. This is because licensing is crucial in terms of credibility and depth of knowledge, as well as for the protection of their entire crew.
Also, be sure to ask them if they have experience handling permits with regard to either your commercial or residential zoning requirements.
Oftentimes, permits are required for roofing installations. And if your contractor does not know how to handle the documentation and approval process efficiently, the timeline of your overall project may be unexpectedly extended.
Finally, be sure to ask them if they are insured and what that entails.
Examining Their Experience
Even if your prospective roofing contractor meets all of the above requirements, do not assume that their experience is all-encompassing. After all, have they ever worked on a roof like yours before?
We recommend asking some of the following:
- How long has your company been in business?
- Who on your team will be working on my roof, and what is their experience like?
- Are you familiar with the roofing materials being used for my roof?
- Are you familiar with the particular pitch/slope type of my roof?
- What will you do in the event of inclement weather?
- And more
At the end of the day, even if the roof contracting business itself has an extensive history, that doesn’t mean the individual staff members coming on-site to your home will have the same reputable history as the company.
Thus, it is better to ask a bevy of questions as opposed to asking too few.
Following It Up With Referrals
According to an article published by Roofing Contractor, when it came to bolstering the likelihood of finding new roofing clients, “the vast majority of survey respondents said they rely on referrals from other current or former employees (73%), followed by referrals from family members (66%).”
Why do we mention this? Because it is perfectly acceptable to ask a roofing contractor if they have referrals or other points of feedback available so that you may verify to what degree others were left satisfied with their work.
Thankfully, we do have one last recommendation if you’d like to expedite the process of finding an expert: Contact Universal Roof & Contractors!
Not only do we have over 28 years of experience completing roofing projects for home and business owners across both Jacksonville and Central Florida, but we also offer the industry’s leading warranty to ensure you have long term peace of mind.
Are you ready to learn more about our team and schedule your free ROOFING inspection? Then call us today at 855-ROOF-HELP!