One of the most important tasks you will have to take care of as a homeowner is hiring a roofing contractor. The roof is the most important feature of your home because it helps protect the entire rest of your home from the elements.
Fail to hire the best candidate for the job and you could end up doing more harm than good. Take the time required to find the right professional, in order to take the best possible care of your roof.
What You Need to Know About Potential Candidates
While there are plenty of questions you should be asking, the four most important ones are:
Are you licensed and insured?
The obvious answer must be yes. Anyone lacking these basic minimum requirements should not even be considered. There is nothing wrong with asking to see proof of current licensing and insurance.
Will you be removing the old roof?
The answer should be yes, unless your roof is not that old and you are shingling over it. Usually though, when you are ready to hire someone to replace it, just new shingles is not enough to get the job done. Know exactly what you are getting and get that in writing.
Who will be on the job site?
What you want to hear is that the owner or a project manager will be supervising the project. What you don’t want to hear is that the roofers are experienced and do not require oversight. There should always be an industry expert in charge of the project, and not just popping in from time to time.
Do you need to come inside the home for my roofing estimate?
Any so-called pro who claims that they do not need to come in and inspect your attic is someone you should avoid letting work on your roof. A true professional needs to assess the current condition of your attic to look for the presence of moisture, moss, lichen, mildew, etc.
Getting the Best Results
Make sure you feel comfortable with the answers you get from the roofing contractors you screen. Make it a point to also ask people you know and trust for referrals.
In most cases, that leads people to us, the expert team at RAM Exteriors. We take this line of work seriously and that is evident from the impeccable reputation that we have built for ourselves.