When you are interviewing roofing contractors for your home, it is important to get as much information as possible. Whether you are looking to install a new roof on your home or on a commercial building, asking the right questions will help you pick the best roofing company. At Caden Roofing we have been proudly serving our local community since 2009 and suggest you ask these five questions to every roofing company you have quoting your property.
1. Which Areas of My Home Did You Inspect?
A roofing contractor should not just look at your roof from the ground and write you an estimate. Areas your potential contractor should inspect include your attic, interior walls and ceilings, your roof decking, and if your roof has any layers to it. It is very important that a roof inspector gets on top of your home to look for visually damaged areas. Doing these checks will prevent unexpected costs from arising after you have agreed to services.
2. Is There a Cost for Roof Removal? How Much?
It costs a roofing company money to take off your current roof. This cost usually ranges between $1-$5 a square foot. What you are looking to find out is if the cost is built into the price of the materials or if your potential roofing company is not upfront about the cost. It is very uncommon for a roofing company to do this service for free, you are paying for it in some aspect.
3. Does the Materials Affect Installation Cost?
Picking a roofing company is just as important as picking a roofing material. You want to get as much knowledge about the type of roof you are choosing with your roofing estimate. Picking different materials should change the price point of your roofing estimate. Make sure to ask your inspector why one product costs more over another. It may be because the product lasts longer, or it may just be because the product is a hassle to install.
4. What Warranties Do Your Products Come With?
Warranties are fantastic on any product; however, a roofing warranty mostly just comes with the roofing product. You will want to look for a roofing company that also backs their installations. A product warranty will not protect you from an installation gone wrong and it is not worth your time to fight with a roofing company who has moved on from your project.
5. What Steps Do You Take to Protect My Home and Property?
Professional training is needed to provide customers with a safe roofing experience. At Caden Roofing we suggest you pick a roofer who will cover your landscaping to offer optimal protection. We also suggest you discuss safety concerns with your inspector before signing a bid. You will want to make sure you are working with an insured contractor who knows how to train their employees to be safe on top of your home. Call Caden Roofing today for a free estimate from roofers who take safety seriously.