The roofing contractor that you hire can make or break your roofing project, so you need to be very careful when selecting your roofer. Here are three important questions to ask contractors before making the final decision:
- Licenses, insurances and certificates – only roofers that carry a state-issued license and mandatory insurance policies can work legally, so asking to be provided copies of the documents is very important. You should also find out about any certificates obtained from roofing material manufacturers to prove training received in using specific materials;
- Experience – you need a roofer who specializes in the material and the type of roof that you need, so ask the roofer about their experience and expertise. You can ask the contractor to show you their portfolio and you can also ask for references that you can check;
- The roofing process – ask the roofer to walk you through the roofing process, to explain you every step involved. Find out about the size and the composition of the roofing team as well as about the services included in the price, such as the removal of the debris generated during the roofing process, the final cleaning of the area around the building and the disposal of any waste.