A roof repair or replacement is never an easy home improvement task. In fact, the slightest error during the project can easily compromise the integrity of the entire roof. With that in mind, it’s best that you always leave it in the hands of professionals. However, you shouldn’t hire the first roofer you see; instead, you should vet your potential contractor by asking them a few important questions, such as:
What Will You Do in Case the Weather Goes South?
As much as possible, hire roofers who say that they’ll cover the job area in tarps or plastic covers if it suddenly rains in the middle of your roofing project. That way, your roof and home will be protected from the elements, preventing moisture damage. If your contractors say they don’t have a plan for this, find a different roofer to hire instead.
Are You Insured and Licensed?
When you ask your potential contractor this question, the answer to both should always be yes. This is because if your roofer is insured, it frees you of any responsibility should the workers are injured in your property during the roof replacement project. The license, meanwhile, guarantees your contractors know the building codes of your area, helping you avoid violations in the long run.
Will You Remove My Old Roof?
Again, the answer to this question should always be yes. While overlaying may cost less and get the job done quicker, the new shingles on the old roof can easily cause your shingles to deteriorate earlier than expected. A roof tear-off before installing the new shingles, on the other hand, guarantees that your roof will last for a long time as any damage the roof may have sustained through the years can be repaired in the process as well.
Will You Bring a Container for the Debris?
It’s best that you hire someone who can bring a container for debris. That way, they’ll have a place to put the refuse in instead of leaving it lying around your property.