Before you commit to a contractor for your roof repair, you need to ensure that the professional can be trusted with the task. But how can you find out if they are right for the job and able to pull it off? Start asking questions! Probe your prospective roof contractors with the following questions to help you save time, effort, money, and avoid a terrible roof repair!

1. Are you licensed and insured?

A license not only guarantees that the contractor knows what they are doing but also ensures that the contractor is authorized to carry out roof repairs. If the contractor is not licensed, you just might be setting yourself up for trouble. Insurance is also non-negotiable. In a scenario where the roof repair is done incorrectly, you want to make sure that it is covered by the contractor’s insurance. If a contractor has none of these vital documents, you need to move on to the next candidate.

2. How many years of experience do you have?

The level of experience can determine how knowledgeable a contractor is about roof repairs. Ask about the previous jobs the contractor has done and specific questions relating to your roofing. This helps you narrow down your search for the one and gives you a good grip of the contractor’s ability to communicate effectively.

3. What is the warranty on my roof repair?

Roof repairs should come with a warranty in case something goes wrong during or after the installation. And you can be certain that a professional contractor will provide a warranty offer. Shingles have an average 20 year warranty and if your contractor provides a number below 15 years (minimum), you should question that warranty. You need to be certain that any accident or damage from your roof repair will be addressed by your contractors.

4. Who will carry out the repairs?

For roof repairs, contractors may have subcontractors or will handle them themselves. Find out who will be handling the roof repair and if it is a team effort, know their specific role in the roof repairs. This way, you can effectively supervise the process. Furthermore, knowing the person in charge of your repair should keep you informed of the skill level that will be exerted in your roof repair.

5. How long will this process take?

Be sure to ask questions as regards the timeframe of the overall roof repair. Professional contractors should be able to give you a timeframe for when they will start and finish the repairs. In most cases, the more the contractors, the faster your repairs (but this isn’t a yardstick to the timeframe and quality of job done).

Get the best quality for your roof repair by asking the right questions to find the perfect contractor for the job!