A roofing project should be planned carefully. But with an experienced roofing contractor, you can be confident that your project will be completed professionally and efficiently. But before you hire any other roofer, it’s important to know more about who you’re going to entrust your project to, which can be achieved by asking the following questions:
“Do You Have a Business License?”
Many states require roofing contractors to have a license issued by their state agency. When applying for the license, the contractors will need to demonstrate their knowledge and adherence to the local building codes as well as proof of insurance. While you can verify their license online or by phone, it helps to ask for proof of their license personally when meeting them for the first time for better peace of mind. Make sure that their license is up to date and has no violations as well.
“Do You Have Insurance?”
Your homeowner’s insurance policy usually doesn’t pay in cases when there’s accidental damage to your property during the roofing process. Professional roof replacement contractors should carry at least two types of licenses when running their business. If a worker falls on your roof unexpectedly and sustains an injury, your hired contractors are responsible for covering the expenses through worker’s compensation. They should also have liability insurance, which will cover the expenses when part of your home or property gets damaged during the roofing process.
“Where Did You Set Up Your Business?”
It’s also important that you know the business address of the contractors you’re about to hire. If they only provided a post office box address, it might be because they’re working out of their home. Normally, this shouldn’t be a problem because this is sometimes done to reduce overhead and keep the prices competitive. But you should still need to know where their business address is so that you can check it out for yourself.
As experienced roofing specialists, we know what’s best for your roofing system! Call Northeast Gutters and Remodeling today at (860) 899-7878, or just fill out our convenient online form.