As a homeowner, do you feel a bit overwhelmed about planning your roof replacement? It can also be tiresome, but if it means making the most out of your investment, then it’s worth considering every aspect of the roofing project. But aside from choosing the right roofing materials, you should also find the right contractor qualified to install them. To help you out, we’ve shared a few key questions you need to ask when approaching prospective roofers:
“Do You Have a Portfolio?”
Although roofing contractors have their previous projects posted on their business page, asking them about their portfolio in person can also provide you with additional insight. You can still check their website in advance for their customer reviews and see how they handle their feedback. They can also show you their portfolio personally while they explain some of the previous projects they previously worked on that are similar to your roofing system.
“Do You Have License and Insurance?”
This will often be one of the first questions you’d ask when meeting with a representative from a prospective roofing company for the first time. Make sure they provide proof that they have a physical business address and they’re operating in the area legally. While it will vary for each state, most requirements include proper certifications and business licenses in the area. At least two types of insurance are also required for contractors when doing business. That means they should have liability insurance and workers’ compensation that protects you and the workers during the replacement process.
“How Long Will the Replacement Take?”
Knowing the estimated timeline and completion is necessary if you want to plan other tasks while working around your project. This will also give you an idea of how much you’ll likely spend on labor fees. The size of your roof, for example, will determine how long the roof installation project will take. Keep in mind that bigger roofs tend to take more than a day to complete. Repair jobs also normally aren’t as costly as a full replacement job, which means they shouldn’t take too long depending on the damage.
You can always count on The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. as your roofing contractor for your needs. Call us today at (410) 876-3602, or fill out our convenient online contact form. We serve Columbia, Towson and Westminster, MD.