Re-roofing a residential, office or other types of building can be a tasking project on the owners of the buildings. Depending on the durability of the material previously used, every building requires to be re-roofed at least after 25 – 50 years. To many, it is not handy to get the best roofing contractors contacted. Moreover, the house owner might want to change the roofing material previously used and this will require a completely new roofing contractor for the re-roofing job. For example, if the house owner decides to go for metal roofing material as opposed to the type previously used, then a special contractor for metal roofing has to be located.
Interview The Contractor
It is important you have a sort of interview with the roofing contractor before you can even take his quotations. One of the relevant questions you should ask the contractor is the address of his permanent place of business. The answer to this question will reveal if the contractor is established or not. It is also very important that you tactfully find out the legal status of the contractor’s company; whether it is licensed and at the same time bonded by a surety firm. The answer provided here is verifiable via the state.
Also, find out the professional membership status of the roofing contractor; if he is affiliated to a roofing professional body or not. The information provided here will reveal if the contractor has up-to-date knowledge of roofing techniques and materials in use. Find out the safety measures and awareness provided for the work team of such companies in case of eventualities. Find out the contractors mode of work team supervision and the mode of providing feed back to the house owner on the progress of the work.
Ensure that evidence of insurance is provided by the roofing contractor; this will enable you to ascertain if the work team has been duly insured for the period of a particular project. The home owner should go further to ask for copies of the insurance plan to see the extent to which the work team has been covered in the insurance plan. Otherwise, the house owner might be responsible for the roofing contractors’ work team in times of accident during the execution of the job.
Finally, find out the warranty type that will be given on the new roof. Usually, the roofing materials come with the contractor and manufacturer’s warrantee; this ensures that the home owner has something to fall back when the roof does not meet expectation.