Repairing or replacing your roof is a major investment, so it’s best to make sure you have as much information as possible before hiring someone to do the job. The perfect time to gather this information is during the roofing estimate. Here are the top five questions to ask during a roofing estimate to make sure you choose the right roofing contractor.
1. Are you licensed and insured?
It is important that the company you hire is licensed and insured. If the contractor isn’t insured, you could be held responsible for medical expenses from injuries that could happen on your property. The insurance protects you and the license shows that the company has the experience to do the job. Go a step further and ask them for copies of their insurance certificate and state roofing license.
2. Do you provide a written estimate?
A good roofing contractor will create and provide a written estimate for the job. The written estimate should be specific and detailed, outlining the scope of the roofing project as well as the payment procedures. Be sure to carefully read through the proposal and ask questions about anything you don’t fully understand.
3. What could cause a variance from the estimated price?
An experienced roofing contractor should be able to give you a fairly accurate estimate of how much your roofing job will cost. Although they don’t have a crystal ball to see into the future, a good roofing contractor will consider potential issues that could make the job cost more than the estimate, such as finding extensive water damage under the roof.
4. Will you obtain the necessary permits?
Most neighborhoods require a certain type of permit for any roofing job. Ask the contractor if they are willing to obtain the needed permits for the job. It’s not a good sign if they refuse to take care of the permits. A reputable roofing contractor will go the extra mile and make sure the entire process is done properly and is as hassle-free as possible for the customer.
5. Do you offer a warranty?
Without a warranty, you could be in trouble if there is anything wrong with your roof. Ask about available warranties that cover workmanship and/or manufacturer’s materials. In addition, read your contract carefully to ensure the warranty you choose is included.
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Hercules Roofing is a full-service residential and commercial roofing company serving Palm Beach and Broward Counties. We offer top-quality roofing materials, expert installation, and the lowest possible prices. To learn more about our services or receive a free estimate, contact Hercules Roofing today at 561-544-7065.