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A roof is one of the parts of your home that can have a nice, long lifespan, but only when it is installed by a qualified professional! Otherwise, you run the risk of spending a lot of money for a roof you might need to replace again. If you need a new roof, be sure to ask around and interview a few roofers before you make your final decision. These are a few questions you can ask a roofing contractor that can help narrow down your choices.

4 Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor Before Hiring

  • “Are your workers insured?” – This question is a crucial one, which is why it is the first question you need to ask! Roofing is dangerous. Falling from heights can cause serious injuries, which you will have to pay for if your roofing contractor does not carry his own insurance.
  • “Can I see some examples of your finished work or other references?” – Even if you don’t know what an ideal finished roof looks like, ask this question anyway. A roofing contractor who will not provide you with any references is shady at best. Proceed with caution!
  • “What level of experience do you have?” – Roofing, like any other trade, always gets cleaner and more precise with experience. In general, a more experienced roofer is one that will give you better estimates and more accurate projections.
  • “What percentage of your projects come in over budget or take longer than projected?” – Asking this question can help you gauge the accuracy of your roofing contractor. Problems arise in every trade, but experienced roofers will be able to better plan for these instances.

For answers to all your roofing questions, contact us here at Premier Remodeling today.