Roofers are constantly multiplying and establishing themselves. Having more competitors can be a good thing, but with so many people involved, it’s more important than ever to do your homework before taking advantage of their offerings. How do you figure out which roofing contractor will give you the best value for your money?
If you do your research, professional roofers would be happy to talk to you about much more than just materials and prices. Here are some questions you can ask a potential roofer to find out if they really care about your needs:
1. Are You Licensed?
Roofing contractors are required to be licensed in the majority of states, although the specifics of these regulations differ. Take the time to familiarize yourself with it to ensure that the roofer you’re working with complies with state regulations.
2. Are You Local?
Verify that the roofing contractor has a physical address and a working phone number and that they are a local business. These are indications that they are a legitimate company that will be available for repairs and other concerns after the roofing job is completed.
3. Do You Provide a Written Estimate?
When dealing with roofing contractors, don’t sign a contract until you get a detailed estimate on paper. It should cover every part of the work, from the general job plan to the cost of removing the old roof and its disposal, the supplies needed and the labor expenses.
4. Do You Offer a Warranty?
Ask for warranties when considering roof replacement. Remember that your old roof’s warranty has likely expired, and if there are any remaining years, they are likely less than the one your roofers will replace it with. Thus, you should expect a 25-year extension or a new warranty.
5. Do You Carry General Liability Insurance?
General liability insurance protects your home from any construction-related damage. Without it, you may be responsible for any damage caused by your roofer. Request a certificate of insurance from a prospective roofing contractor before considering them for your project.
Let Goodrich Roofing help you get the most out of your roof’s service life and weather performance. We offer roof repair, maintenance and restoration. Call us today at (505) 884-0662, or fill out this contact form to set up a roof evaluation. We remain the go-to company for high-quality roofing services in New Mexico.