Security and confidence in your roofing contractor are important considerations.
We’ve listed 5 important questions to ask roofing contractors before starting a home improvement project with them. This will make sure you’re dealing with the right crew.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
Properly licensed and insured contractors bring with them a certain assurance that they:
- are trained to install, repair, and perform maintenance procedures on roofs,
- have met government standards and manufacturer specifications,
- have sufficient funds for unexpected costs, such as accidents.
Can You Give Me a Written Estimate with Payment Options and a Contract?
A written estimate should contain:
- the terms of the project (what you’ve agreed on),
- the price you’re going to pay the roofing contractor for everything including labor,
- the required deposit, and
- the method of your payment.
Here are some things that may happen if your roofing contractor won’t give you a written estimate and a contract:
- the company leaves in the middle of the project;
- the final price you’re going to pay has skyrocketed to the moon
Who Will be Responsible for Cleaning and Acquiring the Necessary the Permits?
Responsible, licensed roofing companies in Columbus Ohio, like Muth and Company Roofing, will help you get the necessary permits for the project and clean up when the project is done.
Some roofing contractors may not handle the clean up after they’re done with your roof.
They should do these, as these are requirements for their license.
Do You Give Warranties for Your Services and Products?
Warranties protect you from unnecessary repair and replacement costs, especially when you receive a defective product.
When asking questions to roofing contractors about warranties, be sure to ask if labor is also covered.
Do You Have References We Can Call?
Feedback and recommendations from previous customers ensure that the contractors are reliable and provide quality services.
If the roofing company doesn’t have feedback published on their website, ask if you can speak to at least two or three of their previous clients about their past jobs.
Another subtle way of doing this is by asking which houses they’ve worked on in your neighborhood. You can then politely approach those owners and ask about their experience with the particular contractor.
At Muth & Company Roofing, you can be sure that you’ll be working with friendly, efficient, and reliable roofers. We offer free project estimate, different payment options, and a range of roofing services.
Contact us for more information about our services. 614-882-0900.