Do you need to replace your roof? When it comes to finding the right company for the job, you may be wondering what makes one company different from the next. Here are a few questions you should ask a roofing company before you sign a contact. These questions will not only help you learn more about the company you may be hiring, but it can also put your mind at ease during a costly renovation.

Do you have a current roofing contractor license?

One of the first things you will want to know about the roofing company is if they have an up to date contractor license that is free of any active violations. When it comes to contractor licensing procedures and requirements, they can vary from state to state. Since requirements can vary so much from one place to another, it is important to find out what exactly is or isn’t required in your area.  

Do you have insurance?

Roofing is a dangerous business. It is important to know if the roofing company you are about to hire has workman’s compensation and liability insurance. Ensuring that the contractor has these insurance policies in place before they start working on your home will protect you in the event an accident occurs during the renovation. If the contractor does not have insurance and an accident does occur, as the homeowner, you could possibly be held liable for damages.

Do you offer a warranty?

It doesn’t matter if you are only having a small portion of your roof replaced or the entire thing, it is important to know what kind of warranties the roofing contractor offers. In most cases, a roof warranty lasts for one year. However, some contractors may offer a longer warranty option. The manufacturer of the roofing materials will typically always cover the quality of the materials used during the renovation. With the materials and the work being under two separate warranties, be sure to know exactly what is covered and for how long in the event an aspect of your roof seems to still be compromised.

Review their references and picture gallery

Before you sign a contract, be sure to investigate any reviews the company has received for past renovations. This can give you a good indication of how easy they are to work with and the quality of their work. It is best to find a contractor that makes it easy for you to find reviews and pictures of their work on their website.

If you have any questions or concerns about your roof, contact our team today and we will be happy to assist you! Exterior Remodel & Design offers full roof services to our Omaha, Lincoln, and Council Bluffs residents and commercial businesses. From roof repairs to design and installation, we can do it all!

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