When it comes to major roof repair or replacement, you want a professional roofer to work on your home. To make that happen, you need to do your research. One of the most important parts of your research should be asking a roofer a few questions so you can find out whether the company is the one you’re looking for or if you should move on to the next candidate on your list.
Here are a few relevant questions to help with your research:
How Will You Come Up With an Estimate?
An estimate is not supposed to be accurate to the last cent, but it should be as close as possible to the actual price at the end of the project. This is why if a roofer gives you an estimate without ever visiting your home, you should at least take that with a grain of salt. Reputable roofers will tell you they need to visit your home and, more specifically, which parts of your home they’ll be inspecting.
Can You Break Down the Expenses?
When you need a roof repair, the roofer’s estimate should detail the expenses so you know exactly for what you’re paying. Dishonest roofers don’t give detailed estimates because, if they do, the estimate would include things your roof doesn’t need to get repaired. A good roofer would give you a detailed quote and explanation of each charge.
Do You Give Workmanship Warranties?
Many reputable roofers back their residential roofing work with a warranty separate from the material warranty. These are the best roofers to hire. However, even if roofers don’t guarantee their work, that doesn’t mean they’re not good. It’s still up to you to decide whether you’ll hire them, but set your expectations as far as their limitations are concerned.
What Are Your Contact Details and Qualifications?
Legitimate businesses have a physical address and phone numbers. You can even visit them. As a matter of fact, if you have doubts, it’s a good idea to drive to their business addresses just to make sure they’re not just working out of a van.
Ask for their qualifications, such as a record of their work experience, their license and, perhaps, some certifications from their product manufacturers.
There are many other questions you should ask potential roofers, such as whether they use subcontractors, what those subcontractors’ experiences are and how you can contact them, etc. In the end, what matters is you feel comfortable with your choice.
Get in touch with TopTier Roofing for your roofing needs. Call us today at (315) 877-3760.