If you’ve never needed to hire a roofer before it’s natural to have a lot of questions about where to start, who to call and how to sort the good from the bad. For this post, we wanted to talk about the types of questions you should ask a Denver roofer before you hire them.
How long have you been in business?
The more experience a company has, the better. If a company is new, but it’s owned by a person who has years of roofing industry experience, this is probably a safe choice. On the other hand, if you’re speaking with a pop-up franchise and the owner is brand new to the industry, it may be best to call someone else.
Are you licensed and insured?
This is the most important thing you’ll want to ask a potential contractor. Yes, unlicensed, uninsured roofers may undercut their competition on price, but there are no guarantees the work will be done correctly and there are also no guarantees that the work will be completed.
If you’re still on the fence about whether you truly need to hire a licensed roofer, we’d encourage you to do a Google search using the terms “unlicensed roofer.” Be sure to read the results on the first page of the “all results” tab in addition to some of the stories located beneath the “news” tab.
Do you have experience in working with the materials that I have on my home?
This is something that a lot of people forget to ask. This isn’t as important if you have an asphalt shingle roof (because nearly all roofing companies have experience with asphalt shingles), but if you have a Spanish tile roof, wood shingle roof or rubber roofing system, you’ll want to make sure you hire a company that knows what they’re doing.
Do you use your own people, or do you use subcontractors?
As a rule of thumb, it’s best to work with a company that uses with their own people. We’re not saying that subcontractors are a bad choice, but we are suggesting that they may not be committed to providing the same level of client care and customer satisfaction that company-employed roofers are likely to provide.
What type of warranty do you provide?
Lastly, it’s best to hire a roofer that provides a workmanship warranty in addition to a materials warranty. This indicates that the company stands by the work they perform and that they’ll be willing to fix something, at no cost to you, if the work wasn’t done correctly.
Call Denver’s Best Roofers today
If you need help with roof repair or roof replacement in the Denver metro area, we can help. Call Denver’s Best Roofers today to speak with a licensed, insured roofer you can trust. We’re happy to answer any questions you have and if you’d like to schedule a free, no-hassle estate, we’ll be happy to help you get something on the calendar.