Roofs last for many years. And when it’s time to install a new one, you should carefully select a contractor to do the job. Fortunately, by asking the right questions, you can find out more about a prospective roofer and feel more at ease knowing that you’ve found a trustworthy professional.
In this post, Kroll Construction lists key questions you should ask roofers before hiring them.
“What Type of Warranties Do You Offer?”
A new roof is a large investment. You want your investment to be backed by at least one warranty. Warranties can cover the cost of workmanship, materials or both. Find out if the contractor offers a workmanship warranty and if there is a manufacturer warranty for the roofing materials. Ask how long these warranties provide coverage. For new shingles, you can expect their manufacturer warranty to last for at least 25 years.
“How Long Have You Been in Business?”
Businesses that don’t provide quality service don’t last in the industry. Meanwhile, companies that have been operating for years usually have a track record of excellent services and a long list of satisfied customers. Ask the company how long they’ve been in business to have an idea about their competence and reliability.
“What Materials Are Best Suited for my Home or Business?”
Different climates call for different roofing materials. A roofing contractor should know exactly what materials are best for the area where you live. They should also be able to give you a side-by-side comparison of different materials to determine the most suitable option for your needs and budget.
“How Long Will the Project Take?”
Roofing projects need to be completed in a timely manner. If they aren’t, certain roofing components could be damaged in the process. Depending on the size of the roof, the installation should take anywhere from one to three days. For larger buildings, more time is generally required.
“Will I Be Updated Throughout the Project?”
Receiving updates during the process can help you feel more involved in the project. It also means the roofing company sees your business as a valuable partnership. Even though a roofing project is short-term, knowing the stages of the roofing installation is important for effective communication.
At Kroll Construction, we are composed of seasoned roofing professionals who are always ready to assist with various roofing needs. We go to great lengths to provide superior workmanship and exceptional customer service. To get started, call us at (888) 338-6340 or complete our contact form.