Top Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor

If you’re considering a new roof, you need to ask the right questions to know if your contractor is the right fit for the job. Ask these questions to ensure you’re hiring a professional who can get the job done safely and efficiently.

Are you fully licensed and insured?

An unlicensed or uninsured contractor can leave you at risk for damages and more. All contractors should be fully insured with general liability and workman’s compensation insurance. Accidents happen, and an insured contractor is prepared for the unexpected!

Is your business local?

Hiring a contractor with a local, physical office will ensure they will be available if a problem comes up. It will also protect you from out-of-town companies looking to undercut prices, especially following a big storm.

How long have you been in business?

Make sure to choose a contractor that has a strong history in your area. The longer a roofing company has been established, the more likely they will be around to take care of your roof investment if there is a problem in the future.

What certifications do you hold?

Choosing a certified contractor means the company is trained in the latest technologies and practices. It allows your contractor to offer enhanced warranties and the best materials from the manufacturer.

Do you offer a manufacturer backed workmanship warranty?

In addition to a warranty on the roofing materials, your contractor should also offer a long-term workmanship warranty to protect your investment from improper installation and other common problems such as leaks.

Do you offer financing?

Whether your project is planned or unexpected, payment options give you more flexibility and peace of mind. Also, if a contractor does not offer financing, you could be settling for lower-grade products instead of the best solution for your home.

Do you have any testimonials?

A reputable roofing contractor will be more than happy to provide you with recent reviews so you can make a well-informed decision. Check out Google Reviews to learn about past customer experiences and the contractor’s quality of work.

Why risk working with a contractor who can’t answer these questions? As a GAF Master Elite Contractor with over 40 years of experience, Seashore is ready to take on your roofing project. Contact our team today for an estimate.