As someone paying in exchange for a service, it is important that you make an informed decision of whether or not to proceed availing a certain service or not. Although recommendations and references can make you feel convinced already, it definitely pays to conduct some Q & A of sorts with the roofing contractor you plan on working with.
What are the questions you need to ask your roofing contractor? Below are some questions that you can ask.
1. How long have you been in the roofing industry? Ultimately, experience comes with years, and if you want great work done on your roof, it is best to invest on a roofing contractor that has substantial number of years in the business. Contractors that have a wide experience ultimately know the ins and outs of roofing and what great roofing work looks like. If you want to have the best kind of roofing work for your home, invest on someone who has done a hundred projects or so. Their years in the industry are your guarantee that you are putting your money in a valuable place.
2. Who will manage the actual project onsite? Knowing who will manage your roofing project and who will be reporting for the duty onsite are essential in any roofing project. If the manager or the business owner will be manning the grounds during installation, then that is better. You have a way of identifying whether the right strategies and techniques are being implemented or not. If you have questions along the way, you can direct it immediately to the person in charge. If the roofing project will only be managed by several contractors without their boss, know within yourself if this is a setup you are comfortable with.
3. As a contractor, what are the services related to roofing that you can provide? Your need for a roofing contractor is not all and the same with others. You might need someone to replace some missing shingles on your roof. While some may need a complete installation of a new roof because their roof boards cannot accommodate the weather any longer. You need to have a roofing contractor who can deliver exactly what you want done. Working with someone who cannot fulfill it is just a complete waste of your time.
4. Are you and your workers certified? Definitely, you need some way or measure to gauge whether your roofing contractors are the best in the industry. Knowing if they are certified by regulating committees can provide you that peace of mind knowing that should something unfortunate happen, you have a committee who can look into the roofing job done and tell you whether you are qualified for a replacement or a reimbursement. Look for local certifications and ask for groups that they are affiliated with. You need to know that you are working with qualified and certified people.
5. Where can I access your references and past projects? With the advent of business websites, it is impossible not to access references and proof of past projects that they were engaged in. Request access for references and browse through the gallery of their website to see if that is the kind of roofing work you want done for your house as well.