It can be overwhelming to plan a full roof replacement. From the planning stages up to completion, everything must be carefully considered to get the most out of your roofing budget. Of course, even if you choose quality materials for your new roof, it will be pointless if they are not installed correctly. This is why one of the first things you need to do is look for the right contractor for the job.
When approaching prospective contractors for roofing estimates, you’ll need to ask the important questions. To help you out, our roof maintenance experts at Vista Roofing Inc. share some of the most common questions to ask.
“Do You Have License and Insurance?”
This should be one of the first questions to ask when meeting with a prospective roofing contractor for the first time. Make sure they provide proof of their licenses as well as a legitimate business address. This will vary for each state, but most states require the contractor to be certified and licensed in the area to operate legally.
Roofing contractors must also have at least two types of insurance when doing business in the state. They should have liability insurance and workers’ compensation to protect you from shouldering the costs in case a worker is injured or when your property is accidentally damaged during installation.
“How Long Will the Roofing Project Take?”
It helps to know the estimated duration of your residential roofing installation project for several reasons. Knowing the time line mainly helps you plan other tasks while working around your project, but it also gives you an idea of how much you’ll likely spend on labor costs. If it’s just a repair job, then it shouldn’t take as long as a full replacement project. Keep in mind that a full roof installation can take a few days, depending on the size of your roof as well as the local weather conditions.
“Do You Have Any References?”
You can always check the contractor’s business website in advance to learn about their previous projects. A quick online search can help you obtain reviews or testimonials from previous customers, so you might want to check those too and see how well the contractor handles feedback. Asking for references, however, can help you get an idea of what to expect with the prospective roofer. Once you obtain a reference list, get in touch with each one and ask about their experience working with the contractor.
When you’re looking for a top-notch roof inspection and maintenance expert this spring, Vista Roofing Inc. is your best choice for the job. Your roof is one of your most important assets, and we know how to treat it with care and expertise. Call us today at (803) 391-4604 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.