When it comes to roof replacement and repair, it’s important to know just what kind of roofer you’re dealing with. Depending on the cost of your roof repair, you’re weighing your options on whether you should go for a more affordable roofer or for a quality one. You’re probably aware that some roofers may offer a better deal than others, but does it mean their quality of work is just as good? We’ve shared a few essential questions you need to ask when you’re hiring a roofer for your home.
1. How Long Have You Worked In the Business?
It’s important to know how much experience your potential contractor has in the industry. Depending on the condition of your roof, it may be a task that’s better left to more experienced hands. If possible, also ask them to show a portfolio of their previous work, including photos.
2. Do You Have Proof That You’re Licensed and Insured?
To know that a prospective contractor is legitimate, ask them if they can provide proof such as a business license, along with a company name and a business address. Remember that the licenses for roofing and insulation companies vary for each state, with different requirements for each license. Be sure that the licenses are also still valid. Don’t forget to ask if they are insured as well. It’s really important that they have at least the bare minimum, such as liability insurance, to protect your property in case of damages from the roofer.
3. Can I See Your Company’s Customer Feedback?
You can ask this directly to your prospective roofer, but it helps to research online as well. If your roofer is really from a legitimate company, the company should at least have their own webpage. This is where you can check for comments and feedback. You can also check if their company is listed in the Better Business Bureau’s webpage, particularly their top 10 most complained-about services. Your prospective roofer might have a better source for you to check for customer feedback, so don’t hesitate to ask them for it as well.
4. How Long Will This Project Take?
It’s important to know how long the repair or replacement process is going to take, so you’ll plan ahead better while it’s being done. For instance, if it’s just a simple repair job, then it shouldn’t take too long. Your repair project won’t get started immediately as well depending on the availability of your roofer, which means they’re busy fixing other roofs as well. Think about this when your roofer answers this question.
When you need a reliable contractor that offers excellent services such as checking on your roof’s condition for repairs or even other services like attic insulation and gutter replacement, hire us at Fortenberry Roofing to do the job. With over 20 years of industry expertise, we’re confident that you’ll be left satisfied with our job. Give us a call at (806) 385-6761 or (806) 429-0822 for more information. You can also fill up our convenient online form to schedule an appointment. We serve Levelland, Hereford, and surrounding TX areas.