Choosing a roofing contractor to upgrade or replace your home’s roof can be a big decision and a substantial investment. From beginning to end, the choices you make should be based on quantity – money to be spent, items to be purchased and installed, and more. At the same time, the decisions you make should also be driven by quality – the longevity, durability, and effectiveness of the roofing materials and the team that installs the roof.
One of the first things you must decide when replacing or repairing the roof on your property is the contractor responsible for the process. When choosing a roofing contractor, the right candidate should know the ins-and-outs of the entire process, including what best serves your unique space.
However, not every local roofing contractor is the same. Just as you wouldn’t install inexpensive or substandard roofing materials, make sure that your contractor is worth the money you invest in their services. The lowest price may also lead to low-quality results – and nightmares in the future.
When you begin looking for a roofing contractor, consider asking the following questions upfront to gauge their knowledge of the products and the process:
Are you insured for your work?
One of the first questions you should ask is whether or not a roofing contractor’s work is insured. Individual contractors or firms should have minimum general liability policies that protect property owners from bodily harm or property damage during the roof installation.
While the installation process should be relatively safe and efficient, you will want to legally cover your bases by making sure that your contractor is thinking ahead on insurance and liability issues.
Can you tell me about your experience in the roofing industry?
Depending on your roof’’s size, your roofing needs may vary in price and complexity. Don’t leave the final result up to chance. Before you sign a contract, ask any potential contractor about their previous installation experience. Some firms have limited knowledge or may have worked with commercial properties only, which you will want to avoid for your large-scale needs.
Can I take a look at your reviews and portfolio?
Another way to gauge a roofing contractor’s ability and quality is to ask to see their past reviews and portfolio. You should complete some research on your own, as many contractors won’t want to show you any negative reviews from their clients. Getting an eye on the other projects a contractor has completed with roofing can help you see what your final results will look like.
What is your typical process for roof installation?
You must know the process that your particular contractor will follow with you as a client. From start to finish, you will want to work with a roofing contractor who is experienced and transparent throughout the process. This will help you prepare ahead of time to know what you should expect at each state and any potential problems that could pop up.
Trust AmeriPro’s Professional Contractors With Your Next Roofing Project
If you are looking for a roofing contractor with years of experience and the skills to take on any roofing job, contact the team at AmeriPro. Our team of contractors can help take the headache out of home roof repairs and replacement and will walk you through the entire process to help you know what to expect with your project needs.
Contact AmeriPro today to learn more about our home roofing contractor services.