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5 MORE Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor Before Starting Your Project

September 22, 20232 min read

Choosing the right roofing contractor is crucial for the success of your roofing project. Asking the right questions can help you ensure that you hire a reputable and qualified professional who will deliver quality workmanship. I outlined the 5 Essential Questions to ask your Roofing Contractor before starting a project, but I thought I'd expand with 5 additional questions you may want to ask, especially if you are considering a major project such as a full roof replacement:

  1. Do You Have Any Certifications or Accreditations? Certifications and accreditations from industry organizations demonstrate a contractor's commitment to professionalism and quality. Ask the contractor if they hold any certifications or memberships in roofing associations. Certifications from manufacturers can also indicate expertise in installing specific roofing materials.

  2. How Will You Protect My Property During the Project? Roofing projects can be messy, with debris and materials scattered around your property. Ask the contractor about their procedures for protecting your landscaping, siding, windows, and other areas of your property during the project. Will they use tarps or plywood to safeguard your landscaping and ensure a thorough cleanup afterward?

  3. Who Will Be Supervising the Project, and How Can I Reach Them? It's essential to know who will be overseeing the roofing project and who you can contact if you have questions or concerns. Ask the contractor who will be the primary point of contact and how you can reach them. Having a designated supervisor ensures clear communication and accountability throughout the project.

  4. Can You Provide References or Customer Reviews? Requesting references from past customers or reading online reviews can give you valuable insights into a contractor's reputation and the quality of their work. Ask the contractor if they can provide references from satisfied customers and take the time to contact them to ask about their experience working with the contractor.

  5. What is Your Payment Schedule, and Do You Require a Deposit? Understanding the payment terms upfront is essential for budgeting and avoiding any misunderstandings. Ask the contractor about their payment schedule and whether they require a deposit before starting the project. Be cautious of contractors who demand a large upfront payment or request cash-only transactions.

These additional questions will help you gather more information about the contractor's qualifications, processes, and reputation, enabling you to make a well-informed decision when selecting a roofing contractor for your project.

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Sean French

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