- What are your qualifications?
- Can I have a cost report?
- What are your plans for emergencies?
- How will you protect my property?
- What's your warranty?
- Can I get a reference?
Metal roofing material and algae-resistant asphalt shingles are the appropriate roofing material for rainy climates.
Do roofing contractors provide free basic evaluation?
Whether you are buying or selling a home, a roofing expert can tell you possible causes for concerns or provide ideas for future maintenance. Depending on your area, you may be able to find a roofing contractor who will give you a free evaluation, but you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for a full inspection.
Does a roofer need a license?
Not all states require a roofing license, but you should at least check to see if a company or contractor belongs to a national roofing organization or the local chamber of commerce. Ask about any award or certifications the company has earned in previous years. Also, check for a local address. It is easier to trust a roofer with a history in the community that proudly displays contact information.
Is there a way to save money on roof replacement?
If the contractor can install the new roof without removing the old roofing material, it is going to cost less than a complete replacement. Installing lighter materials will also save money because it requires fewer people and can be completed faster.
What does roof replacement involve?
If you want to replace your current roof, you can hire a company or individual to strip your roof and install new shingles or panels. Some roofing options, such as metal tiles, can be placed on top of existing shingles and are easy enough to install that a single contractor can perform the task efficiently.
For more information about what to do after a major disaster damages your home and property, see the following articles:
What to Know About: Electrical Work
What to Know About: General Contractors
What to Know About: Water Damage
What to Know About: Insurance
What to Know About: Tree Cutting and Removal
What to Know About: Auto Damage