7 questions to ask a roofing contractor

Your roof is an important part of your home because it provides protection for your family.

It’s important when hiring a roofing contractor to do roof repairs or replacement, that they have the skills and knowledge to do it properly and safely. A poor job can mean costly roof repairs and leaks in the future. Which could mean more time and money spent.  Here is a list questions to ask when hiring a local roofing contractor.

Ask the following questions before hiring a roofing contractor

1) Do you offer a warranty for your roofing work?

Ask how long the roof repair company guarantees its work. The manufacturer usually covers the materials, and the roofer covers the work. These are two separate warranties, so ask the roofer what is covered under each warranty and the length of each.

2) Do you have homeowner references?

Ask for local residential job sites you can visit and check previous roofing work.

3) Do you have a roofing contractor license?

Ask the roofing contractor if he or she is licensed by your city or state. Licensing requirements vary by state. Some cities and counties also require a licensed contractor.

4) Do you use roofing subcontractors?

If so, make sure you ask these same questions of the roofing subcontractor — especially if they are insured.

5) Do you have insurance?

Roofing contractors should have workers compensation and liability insurance to protect the homeowner in the event of an accident. Without workers compensation insurance, the homeowner may be responsible for medical bills and other costs associated with the injury. Your homeowners’ insurance may not cover these types of accidents.

6) What is your full company name and physical address?

If they use a Post Office box, ask for the physical location. Hiring a roofing contractor that doesn’t have a physical location is a cause for concern.

7) Are there payment options?

Can you make payments on the roof?  Will the roofing contractor work with your insurance company? Some roofing contractors, like Muth Roofing, offer financing programs through a third-party vendor.

Go with a local roofing contractor

When looking for professional help for your roofing repairs, choose one that’s close to your home and your community. A roofing contractor’s reputation is mostly spread through word of mouth. The more a contractor is known in your community, the more reputable the company is.

Muth & Company Roofing has been helping homeowners in different areas in Columbus since 1992. We prioritize our relationship with our customers, and we give back to the community by participating in various Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio projects.

You can trust us for your Columbus roofing needs. Call us today at 614-682-3060 for a free estimate.

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