Whether you’re building a new home or replacing the roof on your existing home, one of the most important considerations is hiring the right roofing contractor. With the right contractor, you’ll feel comfortable sharing your ideas. They will make suggestions that make sense, and will not try to take advantage of you just to make more money.
To ensure you’re dealing with the right professional, here are some questions to ask the contractors on your shortlist:
How Long Have You Been in Business?
A roofing contractor with extensive experience has more to offer than a novice. While it’s OK to support a business that’s only starting, unless you personally know the roofer, it’s highly unlikely that you would trust them with a project as considerable as a new roof. To be safe, hire a contractor with at least 10 years of experience in the industry.
Where Is Your Business Located?
You don’t want to do business with a roofer who works out of a van. If the roofer fails to give you their physical address, it’s best to walk away. A brick-and-mortar shop is one of your assurances that you can reach the roofer if something goes wrong after your roof is completed. It’s also a sign that they have a legitimate business.
Are You Licensed to Work Here?
Most states require contractors to have a license. Roofing contractors cannot get a license if they don’t pass the requirements of the state or local government. They also need the right insurance to be licensed. Some states even require the business to be bonded. You can check with the local licensing office if the contractor is truly registered.
Can You Handle the Scope of This Job?
Some homes are just big, and sometimes you need a roofing contractor to replace the roof over your commercial building. These aren’t two-man jobs; they’re more like 20-man jobs. For such jobs, the contractor is likely to use subcontractors. If they tell you they can handle it in-house, they’re probably stretching the truth. If they do work with subcontractors, make sure to ask for the subcontractors’ names and contact information.
These are only a few examples of the questions you should ask a roofing contractor before signing anything with them. If you need a professional roofing contractor, get in touch with Tango & Gatti. We can answer all of your questions regarding our business or your project. Call us today at (330) 308-8213 to schedule an appointment. We can work with you in Canton and Barnesville, OH, and in other areas around Ohio.