5 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Roofer

By Stacy Mellete

Working with the right local roofing contractor Tampa is key to the success of your roofing project. But finding a reputable one is harder than you think because many unreliable companies will say anything to get your business.

To make a sound hiring decision, Affordable Roofing Systems recommends asking these important questions before signing the contract:

Where Is Your Company Located?

Get the physical address of your prospective residential roof Tampa or commercial roofing contractor, which you can verify with the Better Business Bureau later on. This piece of information matters in choosing a legitimate local company for the job. A company that exclusively operates in your area is easier to hold accountable for workmanship errors. On the contrary, a non-local contractor could disappear on you after the project.

Do You Have a License?

Hiring a licensed roofer in Tampa comes with many unique advantages. First, its designation shows competence and integrity. Second, carrying a valid license facilitates the permit-application process. Third, you’ll get to enjoy the benefit of a dispute resolution program backed by the state in case of any misunderstandings or unsatisfactory work.

Are You Insured?

Commercial and residential roofing contractors Tampa that carry adequate insurance help protect you from the inconveniences of worker injury or property damage. In the event someone gets hurt or something gets damaged, your roofer’s insurance company will compensate the affected party. If you work with an uninsured contractor, you might end up paying for everything even if you didn’t cause the accident.

What Manufacturer Certifications Do You Carry?

Trusted roofing brands have certification programs to weed out incompetent and untrustworthy contractors. Ask your roofer whether they’re certified by the manufacturer of the product they would be installing.

Unlike most of the region’s local contractors, Affordable Roofing Systems is one of the few that carries multiple certifications, including GAF®, Varitile®, Drexel Metals® and Union Corrugating®, Owens Corning®.

Are You Set Up to Repair?

Believe it or not, many roofers have no expertise in roof repairs. If you work with one, you might be advised to buy a new system when simple fixes could suffice to restore your roof’s structural integrity.

To make sure you’ll get an honest assessment, speak with one that specializes in both repair and replacement services.

When it comes to commercial and residential roofing projects, Affordable Roofing Systems has credentials that are beyond question.

Call us at (813) 542-8462 now to discuss your needs, and to get a free estimate in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL, or any nearby communities.

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