Questions to Ask Your Prospective Roofer

Your roof is your home’s primary defense against bad weather. A roof repair or replacement project can be complicated and costly, but by choosing the right contractor, you can rest assured that you’re making the most of your investment.

Asking the right questions is essential in finding a reputable contractor for your project. Don’t forget to ask your prospective roofer these questions:

What’s Your Legal Business Name? 

This question will help you determine a roofer’s credibility. It’s easy for companies to falsely represent themselves online. Skip contractors who are unclear and sound hesitant. Don’t be afraid to ask for proof like a copy of state license or insurance. Verify the information they provided online, which should appear in state and federal directories.

Who Will Supervise the Installation?

Larger siding and roofing companies typically appoint a project manager to each job, who is responsible for ensuring the installation goes smoothly. They make sure that the material is being installed according to local codes and manufacturer’s instructions. 

Avoid roofers who say that their staff members don’t need supervision because they’re very experienced. While experience is important, an efficient and accurate installation will only be possible if an industry expert is in charge. Roofing is a complex process and a small issue can result in the failure of the entire system. 

What Level of Roofing Insurance Do You Have?

Insurance level requirements vary by state and what type of contractor you are. To find out what level of insurance is required in your state, go to Google and search “(YOUR STATE) roofing insurance requirements.” Choose a result from your state’s official website. 

Turn to Sterling Exteriors for high-quality roof replacement services. We also offer siding installation, window replacement and outdoor living services. Call us at (513) 322-4777 or complete our online form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Anderson Township, Milford and Newtown, OH.