As a resident of South Florida, you know far too well how consequential the tropical environment can be to your roof. You’re also probably familiar with how many roofing companies are out there offering unmatched service while providing little credibility to withstand their promises. Before you sign a contract to repair or replace your roof, it’s critical to know your chosen roofing contractor front-to-back.
For over 25 years, we’ve built lasting relationships with South Florida companies & families, and have partnered with industry leaders across the nation. We’re members of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), and partner with the most trusted manufacturers on the market. As we work alongside these companies, we’ve shared industry knowledge with one another and wanted to pass on our collective wisdom to the masses. Thus, we compiled this list of 10 Things to Ask your Roofing Company, and encourage you to ask our Hi-Rise team for all of the following:
- Documented placement of business, telephone number, tax ID number, business license.
- Copies of the contractor’s liability insurance coverage and worker’s compensation certificates.
- Testimonies from previous clients to ensure a proven track record.
- A written proposal, which should be examined for a complete description of work specifications.
- Better Business Bureau rating.
- An explanation of project supervision and quality control procedures. (i.e. who’s in charge, how many laborers it will take, estimated time of completion).
- A carefully written warranty.
- Transparency on how they will access your roof and the safety measures they will take to get up there.
- How they plan to remove materials that are torn off your roof and how they will dispose of them.
- Payment handling options and what things will cause a deviation from the contracted price.
Keep a keen eye out for roofing contractors that offer you the world without any credibility. When it comes down to it, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. So, before you select a vendor for your next roofing replacement or repair, consider the aforementioned list, and don’t let a contractor dodge any of your questions!