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5 Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor

Not sure what to ask your Roofing Contractor?

When it comes time to replace your roof, you may be wondering what questions you should ask your roofing contractor before hiring them. After all, this is a big decision that can affect the safety and security of your home. Here are five questions to get you started.


How long have you been in business? 

How long a contractor has been in business can be a good indicator of their experience and expertise. A longer track record may also mean that they are more established and reliable. When considering a roofing contractor, this is something you may want to ask about to get a sense of their history.

Are you licensed and insured?

Be sure to ask the contractor if they are licensed and insured. This is important because it ensures that they are qualified to do the work and that you are protected in case something goes wrong. Ask for proof of insurance so you know that you’re covered in the event of an accident. If the contractor can’t provide proof of licensing and insurance, it may be best to move on and find someone who can.

Do you warranty your work?

Most roofing contractors will offer some sort of warranty on their work. This can range from a few months to several years, so be sure to ask what the warranty covers and for how long it is valid. It’s always best to have a warranty in case something goes wrong after the contractor has left your home. This way, you know you can call them back to fix the problem at no cost to you. 

Do you have photos of past projects? 

In the construction industry, photos are worth their weight in gold. They don’t just show you documented proof of a company’s work. They also show you the completed scope of the project. This is helpful when vetting for a company (construction, roofing, etc) for a commercial project. 

How do you handle material waste disposal?

Roofing contractors will normally use a dumpster to collect and dispose of discarded roofing materials. It is important to ask where the dumpster (or other receptacle) will be stored on your property while the replacement/repair is taking place. Also get an understanding for how scraps and other materials will be cleaned up and disposed of once the project is finished. 

Roofing Contractors are here to help!

Asking these five questions before hiring a roofing contractor can help you make the best decision for your home. You want to be confident in your decision on going with a contractor. Be sure to ask how long they have been in business, if they are licensed and insured, if they have any photos of past projects they can share, and if any warranties are offered. You can also ask for photos of past projects, and how waste will be disposed of. Get multiple estimates and ask about experience, materials and warranties before making your final choice. With the right contractor, you can rest assured you are in good hands. That’s why, at Sand’s Roofing and Construction, we offer more than just words, we offer promises. Check out our services page to see what we offer, and find the best fit for your roofing and construction needs!


1 thought on “5 Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor”

  1. We’re glad you described the importance of working with roofing contractors that offer warranties. Last week, my aunt noticed that her roof’s shingles were on the ground, so she wants to hire a contractor to help her out, and I’m positive that your tips will lead her to the best one. Thanks for the information on roofing contractors and how to find one that’ll fix their roofing problem at no cost.

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