When you are considering a new roof, either for new construction or to replace an aging one, there are certain questions that you will have for your roofer. Don’t worry because they’ve likely heard them all before, and if they have integrity and experience, they won’t mind in the least. In fact, many of the frequent questions a roofer hears are ones they actually want you to ask.
1. Are you licensed and insured? The only roofer who won’t welcome this question is one who isn’t licensed or insured. The others are hopeful you will ask this question because they want your business and don’t want to see you ripped off by an inexperienced, unlicensed roofer. They are more than happy to provide you with a certificate of insurance and show you a copy of their license, both of which you should require before a roofer does work on your property.
2. What is your current workload? You want to know if the roofer will be able to get to your job right away and commit the necessary manpower and equipment to get the job done on schedule. If they are overtaxed, your job will take longer, and the workers may be overworked and exhausted. They might also hire in day labor, which may be fine for tear off or debris removal, but you don’t want unskilled people doing the other tasks. On the other hand, if they have a completely open calendar, it may be a red flag that they aren’t in demand due to past performance complaints getting around. A little research will tell you if this is the case.
3. What exactly am I getting? You should receive a comprehensive quote that outlines the full scope of the job, including the precise materials to be used, cost, and the details of the warranty, both on materials and labor.
If you have these questions or any others, we welcome them at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. We have over 20 years of experience as a Polk County roofer. Our owners are active in the day-to-day operations of our business to provide you with all the answers you need, including before, during and after your roofing installation or repair.