Frequently Asked Questions About Roofing
Several important aspects to keep in mind when hiring a roofing company are their reputation, experience and knowledge along with making sure they are licensed and insured.
Don’t Pay Money Upfront
Always avoid door-to-door roofers looking for roof repairs and who request advance payments. They may offer a cheap price and expect the money upfront only to never be seen or heard from again.
Hiring the right roofing contractor for commercial roof repairs and replacements can prove to be a difficult task. A mistake in hiring the wrong roofer can prove to have serious consequences, whether it’s a waste of your time and money or an inferior result. In the least it may fail to live up to your expectations or worse jeopardize your business. With so many roofers in the market, be diligent in choosing one who has broad roofing experience, relevant roofing knowledge, and is properly insured and licensed.
First off, it is important to be cautious about roofers that go door-to-door looking for roof repairs or are taking advantage of emergency roof repairs due to storm damage. Many of these companies are just scammers. They may offer a cheap price on a roof and expect the money upfront only to never be seen or heard from again. Always avoid roofers who demand advance payments before the roofing is accomplished or even started.
It’s always wise to request several accurate and reliable estimates from different contractors for the roofing services you need before you begin any roofing project. This will allow you to make a comparison between the various contractors and evaluate the price estimates provided by them to determine the most suitable one for you. Interview them thoroughly to know the quality of the products they would use.
Before hiring a residential or commercial roofing contractor, you may want to ask them about their financing options. Remember from our first tip in hiring a roofer, roofing contractors having the reputation of providing efficient and reliable services would never ask for advance payments. If they do, it would be advisable not to hire them for your roofing project.
All roofing materials you have installed or used in a roof repair should come with a warranty. This will ensure you are protected from substandard materials and material flaws. Different roofing materials or styles may have different warranty lengths, and you should know all of this information upfront to help make the best decision.
You have to be very careful before entering into an agreement with a contractor. A professional roofing contractor will give you a written contract before any work is done. Moreover, do not enter into a contract with roofing contractors who only accept cash, demand an advance of the cost, offer a discount on hiring them immediately or pressurize you to sign the agreement.