When it’s time to hire a roofing contractor to make roofing repairs, or replace your roof entirely, it’s important that you find someone who is experienced and reliable, and gives you transparent pricing. But when it comes time to get a roofing quote, many homeowners aren’t sure what questions they should be asking when it comes time to call. Here are the top five questions we are always happy to answer for our potential customers.
Will I Get a Written Estimate?
No one wants costly surprises when it’s time to pay a bill. Any quality roofing contractor should be ready to provide you with a written estimate – after they’ve inspected your roof. They should also give you an estimate for additional costs that may come up, like the cost per sheet of plywood if they find any that needs to be replaced once your existing roof is removed.
What Do You Do With the Old Roofing Materials?
The last thing any homeowner should have to deal with after a roof replacement is having to dispose of the old roofing materials. Make sure the company you’re considering includes the cost of removal, and save yourself from having a yard full of debris to deal with.
Does my New Roof Come With a Warranty?
After having a new roof installed, you’re probably not too concerned with the idea of future repairs for a long while. But the fact is that sometimes defects in materials can go unnoticed, or an installer may make a minor error. Make sure that your new roof comes with a warranty that covers the work the installer did, and that your choice of roof material has an appropriate warranty as well.
Do You Have the Right License?
Licensing requirements vary by state, and even by city. Ask all roofing companies about the licenses they hold to ensure they’re following all of the rules and regulations.
What Kind of Insurance Do You Have?
Roofing contractors should have both workers’ compensation and liability insurance to protect homeowners in the event of an accident. Workers’ compensation covers you if any workers sustain an injury while on your property, and liability protects you from any damage caused by a worker during a roofing repair or roof replacement. If a company doesn’t have these policies, that means you could be left footing the bill for injuries or damages to your home.
In Need of a Roof Repair or Roof Replacement? Contact Avondale Roofing
At Avondale Roofing, we know how important it is for your peace of mind to be able to trust your roofing contractor. With over 30 years of experience in handling roof repairs, roof replacements, and gutter installation, we can answer any question you may have about your roof. Our highly experienced roofing experts can help you assess your roof’s condition, and make appropriate recommendations to ensure your home remains protected from the elements. Contact us today to set up your Free Estimate. We proudly serve the Madison, WI area, Chicago, IL area, and beyond.