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Key Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor Before Hiring Them

Choosing a roofing contractor is as important as selecting high-quality materials that will be used for your roofing project. Most roofers are reliable craftsmen, but when there is a great deal of work to be done, especially in areas prone to hurricanes or hailstorms, shoddy roofers often want a piece of the pie.

In this article, Next Level Roofers, one of the leading flat roofing contractors in Florida, shares a few important questions to ask a roofing contractor before signing a contract. 

questions to ask a roofer

“How Long Has the Company Been in Business?”

You want a contractor who is experienced in their field and has successfully repaired and installed roofing systems that are similar to yours. It is ideal that the owner of the roofing company should have at least 10 years of experience in the roofing business as an owner. At a minimum, you want someone who has at least worked as a reputable crew leader for another great roofing company.

“Are You Properly Licensed?”

In most states, roofing companies are required to have a license issued by the state agency. The roofer must demonstrate deep knowledge of commercial or residential roofing services, including technical know-how, and adherence to building codes as well as proof of insurance when applying for the license. Some states also require roofing companies to be bonded, so make sure the contractor has all the necessary requirements before signing on the dotted line.

“Are You Insured?

It is important to work with a company that has workers’ compensation insurance and liability insurance. The former will cover the employees in the event that they get injured on the job — or else, there is a big possibility that the injured worker will sue you, the property owner, to cover medical bills and lost wages. The latter, on the other hand, will cover you in the event that your property gets damaged by the roofing company.

“How Will You Protect My Property?”

If the existing roof is being torn off, it should be laid onto protective tarps and then deposited into an onsite dumpster. Other areas, such as gutters, decks, patios and the garden, should also be covered to avoid accidental damage. Also, be sure to remove exterior furniture, like benches, tables, sculptures and water fountains, to prevent them from being scratched, dented or defaced during the construction. 

Next Level Roofers is a premier source of residential roof replacement and new construction roof installation services in Orlando, Florida. Our experienced team is committed to providing the comfortable and efficient living space every homeowner deserves through industry-leading products and solutions. Call us today at (407)-237-7960 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.