Questions to ask before hiring a Roofing Contractor

The most important investment you’ll make towards your home, is the roof. Regardless if you’re repairing or replacing it, the roofing contractor you choose will determine the overall quality and durability. Having a roof properly installed is crucial when wanting the manufacturer limited warranty coverage on your shingles. Selecting the right roofer to get the job done right, is important. In this blog, we will go over the questions to ask your roofer to ensure you’re making the best decision possible.

Questions to Ask:

  1. Do you have insurance?- The roofing contractor NEEDS to have insurance. It is necessary to have insurance to protect their company as well as yourself in the event an accident occurs.
  2. Do you have a license?- In the state of Arizona, roofers are required to have an ROC license to legally do roof work.
  3. What is your permanent address?- To ensure you’re not left in the dust if something goes wrong, ensure there is a physical address you can go to if worst case scenario.
  4. Are there before and after pictures of previous jobs?- Before and after pictures can give you a good visual representation of what is to be expected.
  5. How many years of experience do you have?- If there website doesn’t say how long they’ve been in business, ask them. It’s likely they haven’t been in business for long if they didn’t put it on the home page of their website.
  6. Are there honest reviews?- To get honest input about this company, read as many reviews as possible, good and bad.
  7. What do you specialize in doing?- Some roofers may specialize in one thing in particular like skylights. Find a roofing expert that specializes in what you need.
  8. What type of training and education do you have?- You’ll want to ensure the roofers are up-to-date on their training and education as new methods and materials develop.
  9. Is a building permit or other approvals required?- This answer depends on your area and their building codes. On Residential properties, HOA might want approval prior to work being performed.
  10. What is the payment process?- Prior to choosing a contractor, have an understanding of what the payment schedule will be like. While it’s acceptable to ask for a deposit before starting work, use caution with contractors who ask for a large amount.

Find a Phoenix, AZ Roofer-

Almeida Roofing Inc. is your Phoenix, Arizona roofing company founded over 40 years ago! Our family-owned business is led with expertise, experience, and quality. On every roof installation, roof repair, and preventative maintenance job, our skilled and knowledgeable roofers are eager to get the job done and get it done right. We take pride in our work and demonstrate that in every roof we touch.

For more information on how we can help your roof, call us at 602-743-3175.