Questions to Ask a Prospective Roofer
A poor roofing job can be a disaster in terms of costly future repairs and leaks, so spend time and energy finding the right one for your project. In so doing, interview each prospect you have, making sure to six five crucial questions.
a. What is your complete business name and do you have a physical office?
First things first, ask for the roofer’s full company name and address. If you get a Post Office box number, make sure they tell you their physical location. A roofer without a physical office is suspicious, and you shouldn’t waste time dealing with them.
b. Do you have workers’ compensation and liability insurance?
Roofing contractors need to have workmans’ compensation and liability insurance to protect their clients against accidental injuries or damages. Workers’ compensation gives protection to the homeowner in case a contractor’s worker gets hurt, and liability insurance frees you from financial liability for damages the roofers may cause as they work.
If your contractor has no workman’s compensation insurance, you may end up being responsible for medical bills and other expenses arising from the injury.
c. Do you have subcontractors in your team?
If they do use subcontractors, make sure you know these people as much as you know the roofer, most especially on whether or not they have insurance.
d. Are you licensed as a roofing contractor?
Know whether your prospective contractor has a city or state license. Different states have different licensing requirements. Cities and counties may also require a roofer to be licensed. See if a license will be required in your area, and if so, ask local licensing offices if the roofer’s license is update and has no outstanding violations. A business license is separate from a roofer’s license. A business … Read More..Read More →