This video covers some frequent questions consumers should ask when hiring a roofing contractor. One of the first is what your office locations are. A commercial location will indicate that the contractor is established, can afford to rent an office space and does not work out of their basement.
Another question consumers should ask roofing contractors is what their license is. A license number shows the contractor has been trained and approved by state agencies to work. They can get permits to do the work. Check to see if the contractors have workers’ compensation. If the workers are injured while working, the homeowner could be liable for damage and injuries. When contractors require money up front, it is often to order supplies needed for the job and materials. Consumers should make sure the upfront costs are for legitimate supplies.
Contractors should not offer to pay a consumer’s insurance deductible. This is illegal in some states. The last question to ask is does the roofing contractor have a satisfaction guarantee? If they do poor work, will the customer get their money back or have the problem repaired? These are common sense questions for consumers to ask when searching for a qualified contractor.