Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

By Stacy Mellete

If you have scheduled a consultation with a potential roofer in Tampa Bay, you should be prepared to ask the right questions. In this blog post, we have prepared a questionnaire to help you sort out your candidates and hire the right contractor for your roofing project. Read on. 

Question #1: Are you licensed and insured?

The first thing you should ask your prospective roofer is if they are licensed and insured. Generally, a reputable roofing contractor will present legal documents such as permits, licensing and insurance during the initial consultation. 

License: You can also verify this with the state’s board of licensing contractors

Insurance: Be sure your roofing contractor is fully insured with general liability and workman's compensation insurance. Ask your potential roofer about the coverage of their insurance policy to avoid discrepancies in the future. 

Additionally, don’t hesitate to ask them for copies of such documents. Any reliable contractor should be more than happy to provide these documents for you. 

Question #2: Is your business local? 

As much as possible, choose a local roofing contractor in Tampa Bay. Ask for their business location and local phone number so you can reach out to them in case you encounter any problems with your roof. 

Affordable Roofing Systems is your trusted local roofing contractor. We provide professional roofing services across the Tampa Bay area, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Hernando counties. 

Question #3: How long have you been in the business? 

Any roofing project requires extensive knowledge and experience. Do not hire a contractor just because they are offering lower rates. Consider the length of their experience. Always choose a roofer that has established a long, successful track record. 

Affordable Roofing has been in the roofing industry for more than 25 years! We have never stopped improving our methods and investing in quality equipment to provide our clients with outstanding roofing services! 

Question #4: Do you have industry certifications? 

This will help you narrow down your options. Having certifications from prestigious manufacturers like GAF, Varitile or Tamko sets contractors apart from the competition. 

Question #5: How will you protect my property? 

Your roofing contractor should discuss their work process, including how to protect your property during roof repairs or installation. They should explain to you their standard protocol and safety measures they take when working on a roofing project. 

These are just some of the things you should ask a prospective roofing contractor. If you would like to add any other important questions, please leave your comments below.

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