Installing a new roof is a big decision, but finding a roofing company that feels right is an even bigger one. If you are currently in the process of getting roofing estimates, we want to provide you a list of some of the most important questions to ask a roofing company before you sign any contracts.
Will you remove my old roof?
If the answer to this question is not yes, then we suggest you keep shopping around. The company may make a quick visual inspection and claim that by keeping the old roof on your home, it will save time and money. However, in order to detect for soft spots and rotting wood, the preexisting shingles have to be pulled up.
Are you a local company?
This answer should also be a “yes.” As most Floridians know, there is a swarm of contractors in the area after a hurricane season vying for your business. However, most of them are from out of town. It is important to find out if the roofing company you’re talking with is locally based – that way they have more extensive knowledge on the area and climate.
Who will I communicate with?
As we said previously, installing a new roof is a big decision and, as a homeowner, you want to be able to receive quick and honest updates about the installation process. Double check with the roofing company that there will always be a project manager on site for you to talk with and ask questions. You shouldn’t be left in the dark about your own roof.
Do you provide a written estimate?
Your roofing company should always provide a detailed, written estimate prior to signing any contracts. This way you have knowledge of the foreseeable and unseeable costs that go into your new roof. Having a written estimate will prevent any disagreements when payday comes around.