Before hiring best roofers for a complete replacement or even minor repairs to your roof, it is important to ask them some simple questions that will protect your interests and ensure your safety when the work commences.
Ask about licensing
Much like for other professions, roofing and construction jobs also require certain licensing to ensure the contractor sticks to the mandatory building codes for your state. trained to do a good job and carry it out with theirs and your safety in mind. A well trained roofing contractor is also likely to make fewer to mistakes that might end up costing you later.
Ask about insurance
The two insurances you must insist on your contractor having are a general liability insurance and workman’s comp insurance for their team. These will ensure that you won’t be liable to pay compensation or pay for expenses in case of an injury on-site or any damage to your property. Some contractors choose to do away with these insurances to save some extra bucks but before they start work on your property, insist on seeing physical evidence of both the aforementioned insurances.
Ask about subcontractors
It is important to check if the contractor you have hired is using subcontractors to execute out the roofing work. Having this information early on would give you the chance to check if the subcontractors and their respective teams also have the right licensing and required insurance.
Ask about waste management
Whether you are having a roof replacement done, or repairs, there’s bound to be a lot of debris and discarded materials from the construction. It is important that you clear with the contractor about who would be responsible for the disposal of these. Talk to your contractor and agree on mutually satisfactory terms for waste management once the job is completed.
Ask about a weather contingency plan
Any roofing related work requires favourable climate conditions. This means that in the event of rain or snowfall, the contractor and their team may have to stop the work and pick it up once weather conditions are approved. In a scenario like this, you need to be sure that your contractor will do everything to make sure the work that they have already completed is secured and safe from the weather and your home itself will remain safe in the interim period.
Ask about protecting your property
While there’s work being carried out on your roof, the rest of the property should not incur any damage resulting from poor planning or carelessness on your contractor’s part. Check with the contractor in advance about how they plan on protecting your home while the work is on and if they’ll cover the cost of any accident that may happen.
Check off every question on this list and you can guarantee yourself a stress-free time while your home improvement projects are on in full swing.
Or you could do something as simple as giving Hynes Roofing & Siding a call at (610)-890-5620 or filling out our contact form for a FREE estimate. Our team of experts will answer all your questions, equip you with the information needed and do an excellent job.