3 Vital Questions To Help You Choose A Roofer

Do you have a roof that is starting to show its age? Are you wanting to replace it before it starts leaking, but you're not sure how to do that? Getting a roof replaced can sometimes be confusing, even though you're hiring someone to do the work for you. After all, choosing who to hire and why can result in a plethora of options, not all of which are intuitive. Fortunately, there are questions you can ask that can help you to narrow down your choices to just one or two options instead of feeling like you need to pick one at random. Some of the questions you should be asking prospective roofers include the following.

Do you repair/replace this type of roof often? If you have an unusual roof type for your area, whether it's tin, wood shingles, foam, or something else, you shouldn't assume that all roofers are going to be equipped to deal with it, or even if they are, that they have much experience with doing so. You should always start with this question so that you can immediately weed out the companies who won't be able to help you so that you can focus your efforts on the ones who can.

Are you licensed & insured? You should never hire anyone who isn't licensed and insured to work on your roof. Without licensing, you have no way of knowing whether or not the company or person is actually qualified to do the job that he or she says that he or she will do. Without insurance, any injuries that occur on your property during the repair or replacement could result in a claim against your insurance, something that could raise your premiums. Unfortunately, there are people out there who claim to be legitimate roofers but who lack the legal qualifications for this claim and who may do little more than pocket your money and disappear. This is why you should always stick to professionals with credentials that you've verified.

How long before you can begin work? You should almost never expect to be able to get your roof repaired immediately, especially during the summer. Experienced roofers may be booked 2 weeks in advance or more, depending on their skill and qualifications. If you are planning to have your roof repaired or replaced in the off-season, late fall, or early winter, it wouldn't be unusual to find roofers who are able to start work within the next day or two.

For more information, reach out to companies such as Foam Experts Co.