When it comes to roofing contractors, not all companies are made equal, and it is important to make sure you work with a company you can trust. If you’re trying to choose the perfect contractor from a few different potential options, take a look at this blog to learn which questions you should ask your contractors!
Ask for Their Name & Address
While this may seem self-explanatory and unnecessary, you should always double-check that the contractor has a physical address. If they don’t, it can be a sign that they are either a disreputable company, or potentially storm chasers which are roofers that follow around storms and complete work in a specific location that was effected by storm damage before moving on. These contractors will do a poor job replacing your roof as their goal is to replace as many roofs as quickly as possible.
Ask For Their Contracting License
Another piece of information that you should ask your contractor for is their contracting license. You want to ensure that your contractor is licensed in your state if it’s required. You can check with your local permit office to ensure that their license is up to date and they don’t have any outstanding violations. Just make sure you’re looking at their contracting license and not their business license, which is strictly for taxation purposes.
Ask for Their Insurance Information
In addition to their license, make sure they have active insurance. Your roofer needs to have workers compensation as well as liability insurance. Liability insurance protects you from any damage that the company causes, and worker’s compensation protects the employees of the business. If your contractor doesn’t have worker’s compensation, it is possible that you will be liable for any compensation in the event that the crew gets hurt on the job.
Do You Offer Any Kind Of Warranty
Finally, one of the most important questions you can ask any roofing contractor is whether they offer any kind of warranty. A contractor who believes in their workmanship will offer at least a few years of warranty to make any repairs. If they tell you that they don’t offer a warranty of any kind, take that as a red flag that the contractor doesn’t have faith in the quality of their work.
Contact Us Today
If you need to replace your home’s roof, our team at Rhode Island Slate Roofing is ready to assist! We can be reached over the phone at (401) 255-2003 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! Reach out to our team today! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing needs!