Is it time to replace your roof? This is a big job that many homeowners do not want to take on themselves, so now it comes time to doing the research of which companies are reputable and which ones are not. While doing your research, there is certain information and specific questions to ask before you sign a contract or hand over any money. Asking questions is a helpful way to find out exactly what you need to know and it shows that you care about your home and want the best job done. Here are some helpful questions to ask potential roofers:
Question #1: Business name and physical address.
This may seem evident, but this is something that many homeowners surprisingly skip over. If the potential roofing company only has a post office box and no physical address, or does not show proof of having a licensed company name, this should be a red flag. First, check reviews online under the company’s name and see what you can find. Read through as many reviews as you can and weigh the positives and negatives. Replacing your roof is a big deal and you need to find a company that has a great reputation for efficiency and quality.
Question #2: Ask about insurance.
Did you know that Workman’s Compensation as well as liability insurance will help protect you as the homeowner in the event of an accident? Without workman’s compensation insurance, you could be put at risk of paying costly medical bills or other out of pocket costs if the person you hired is injured while working on your house. Liability insurance will help protect you from any damage that might happen while the company is working on the roof. Most often, your homeowner’s insurance will not always cover these types of problems, so make sure you ask the roofer directly for insurance verification. so be sure you ask the roofer for verification of this coverage.
Question #3: Ask for references.
If the company you’re looking at hiring has a poor reputation in the industry, has a variety of negative reviews online, or is unwilling to provide a list of past client references, be aware as this could be a negative sign. Ask for references as well as other local job site locations where you can drive by and look at the work that was done.
Lifetime Windows & Doors is committed to integrity and quality customer service with all of our roof replacement jobs! In fact, did you know that we won the esteemed Angie’s List award last year? Our team of specialists is dedicated to providing a customer service experience that is memorable and leaves your home in better shape than when we first arrived. That’s why we have so many verified positive reviews from happy customers all over Portland and Central Oregon! Contact us today to talk about your home and what we can do help get it updated and ready for the summer and autumn months that will soon be here.