Ensuring a successful roofing project means you have to put in the effort to hire the right roofing contractor. In today’s post, local roof maintenance services contractor Arrowhead Roofing shares the questions you need to ask when interviewing a prospective roofing contractor.
Are you registered and insured?
In many parts of the country, you’ll ask a prospective roofer for their license and insurance information. Roofing contractors in Oklahoma aren’t required to have a state license, but they do need to be a registered contractor. Registration and insurance go hand-in-hand because proof of the latter is required for registration. An ideal roofing contractor has to have insurance coverage for liability insurance and workers’ compensation, which covers accidental property damage and injuries, respectively.
Do you have a manufacturer designation or certification?
A manufacturer designation or certification is given by roofing manufacturers to roofers that pass their training program. Designated, certified roofers are authorized to offer exclusive products and full warranty coverage to homeowners, which comes with the assurance that authentic roofing will be used and installed to the manufacturer’s standards. Arrowhead Roofing holds the following designations from two major roofing manufacturers: GAF Master Elite® contractor and CertainTeed® ShingleMaster™.
Can you explain the scope of the project?
A capable roofer should be able to explain the scope of your project. This includes what will be done to your existing roof, a rough timeline of the project and how many people will be needed. You’re looking for someone who has a clear understanding of your project requirements. There’s a lower risk of a knowledgeable contractor committing critical mistakes.
How will you protect my property?
An experienced roofing contractor will have a plan for managing the dust and debris generated by a roofing project. You want a contractor that will also plan for preventing accidental property damage, covering adjacent areas like landscaping and waste management. If their services include clean-up and disposal, they need to have the proper tools like a large electromagnet for picking up loose fasteners in the yard and a dumpster dedicated to storing discarded roofing.