If you are a homeowner in Oregon and you want to have your roof replaced, here are some tips on what to ask roofing contractors when you are searching for a contractor to repair your roof.
A professional contractor should be willing to answer and help you with any questions about their business you may have.
- Are You Insured? As a homeowner, it’s important for you to protect you and your family from the threat of a lawsuit.Your roofing contractor should have both workers’ compensation and liability insurance. They should also be willing to provide you proof of each upon request.
- Do You Use Subcontractors?
Some roofing contractors use subcontractors instead of completing the work themselves.You need to know if your contractor will be using sub contractors or not. If they are, you need to be sure these individuals are insured. If a contractor is insured but uses subcontractors, that won’t help you if an issue arises.
- Does the Roofer Warranty on Your Work?
A good roofing contractor should stand behind their work and the products they use.
It’s important to learn about any warranty information before any contractor or subcontractor begins work on your property. If there is a warranty offered, you should ask for it in writing.Once you review it closely, ask any questions you have about it, including how long it lasts and if there are any deductibles or other costs associated with the warranty.
- How old is the business?
Find out how long your roofing contractor has been in business in your area. A new roof is an expensive investment and you want to have peace of mind that you are choosing a company who is experienced and qualified. Take some time to learn more about the businesses history.
- Do You Have Any References?
Your roofing contractor should be able to give you professional references. This shouldn’t be just a list of people who are friends with your contractor. It should be a group of individuals or businesses that have had roofing work completed by this contractor in the recent past. Ask your contractor if they have some pictures of work they completed as well. You might even be able to obtain the reference’s address. This gives you the opportunity to drive by that home or office to see the contractor’s work for yourself.
We welcome you to ask us all the questions that you might have and we suggest you ask a potential roofer these questions and anything else that you think is important to ask.