You’d want to hire the best company for your roof replacement since it’s a significant investment. Hiring a skilled roofing contractor will help you ensure the job is done right the first time and avoid unnecessary costs. Asking the right questions can help you find the ideal contractor for your project.
Here are questions you should not forget to ask your roofing contractor during a consultation.
What’s Your Legal Business Name?
Asking this question is the easiest way to avoid scams. It’s not a good sign if a contractor sounds hesitant or unclear with their answer. Once they have provided their supposed legal business name, look it up in state and federal directories to verify its existence. If their name doesn’t show up, then you shouldn’t deal with them.
Will You Do a Layover or a Full Roof Replacement?
Another essential question to ask a roofer during a consultation is how they will perform the roof replacement. In a roofing layover, installers nail new shingles directly over the old ones. This method isn’t your best option because it only conceals problems and doesn’t address them. Also, the added weight of the new shingles can compromise the structural integrity of your home. Meanwhile, a full roof replacement involves completely tearing off the old material, allowing roofers to fix hidden problems underneath the shingles.
Who Will be On My Property During the Project?
Larger roofing companies usually have a project manager who makes sure your roof is being installed according to local codes and manufacturer guidelines. The owner of the company or the manager can also be responsible for this task. Keep in mind that roofing is a complex job and if there’s no one supervising the job, a small error can affect the overall efficiency of your roof.
At Gresham Roofing and Construction, our team is here to assist with all your residential and commercial roofing needs. Call us at (503) 492-7663 or complete our contact form for a free roof estimate.