Finding a qualified and efficient roofing contractor is difficult nowadays. The selection just goes on and on, and increases every year. Elite Roofing is one of the authority sites on this topic. Good thing there’s the internet, we can easily search for possible contractor online and even read reviews about them. You can also ask friends, relatives or acquaintances who have had previous experience with a roofing contractor. However, if merely asking or reading people’s opinion is not enough for you, you may select a number of contractors and conduct a one on one interview with them. This can also allow you to know the company more and of course the session can help you significantly.
Here are some questions that you can ask them:
First off, what is the company’s full name and address? It is expected from an established company that they have an officially permitted business name and a permanent address most especially companies who have been in the industry for some time.
Next, does your roofing company carry insurance? If yes, can I have a copy of your insurance certificate? Ask for a proof of the insurance, this is one of the most important documents as the liability coverage protects both sides. For the client’s part, personal properties are protected in the event of an accident or damage. For the contractor’s part, the company is protected if a client or worker ever claims personal injury or property damage during the project.
Third question, is the company licensed or credentialed contractor? Ask potential contractors if they are licensed or credentialed as a lot of states or countries require a company license before allowing them to work on a roofing project. If they are licensed, ask for appropriate details relating to their licenses.
How many months or years has the roofing company been in business? Their longevity will stand as a testimony that they are indeed an experienced roofing contractor. The longer they have been partnering with people the better. This could also mean that they have done a lot of roofing projects that you can actually check to see the quality of their work.
Can the company provide you referrals or references? Referrals can be the best way to start when you are looking for a contractor. Ask the company you are interviewing for this. If they are beyond doubt proud of their past works they will give you the names or job-site locations of previous clients at once. Ideally, you may ask for at least eight to ten references.
Finally, what is the company’s workmanship warranty? A roofing workmanship warranty is an assurance on the time frame a contractor can accomplish their job. The contractor must have a firm answer on this question as this can ensure you that they can accomplish the job within the deadline.