10 Contractor-Specific Questions You Should Ask First
- What areas does your business operate in?
- How long have you been operating?
- Who owns your business, and for how long??
- Who, exactly, will be installing my roof?
- Are they employees or subcontractors?
- Can I visit a project they are working on right now, and see them in action?
- What training and experience does the crew have?
- What jobs do you have that I can go see?
- When would you be able to schedule my job?
- What past customers can I talk to?
- How long will my project take?
- Do you have proper licensing and certification?
- How about Insurance?
- Do you have Workers’ Comp?
- Please show proof of your licensing and certifications.
20 Questions to Ask Regarding Your Home’s Roof Replacement
- How do you plan to access my roof?
- How will you remove any materials that are torn off of my roof?
- Will you have a dumpster on the site?
- Will you have or need a porta-potty on the site?
- How quickly can you react, and what’s your plan, in the event of inclement weather conditions?
- Will you provide me with written warranties both for your workmanship and the product you will be installing? When?
- How will you protect my home’s gutters?
- Will you be using fasteners that are approved by the manufacturer of my roofing material?
- Can you provide evidence of that?
- How do you ensure that the proper number of fasteners are used and that they are located correctly?
- How will you protect my driveway and property from potential damage?
- Who will be my contact during the roof replacement and how readily accessible are they?
- What is the cost of plywood replacement if need be?
- Can you please provide me with specifications and instructions for the proper installation of my roof?
- Who, besides the installers, will be overseeing my roof installation for quality from a top-line level?
- Will you be installing all new flashings or are there any old flashings which you will re-use?
- Are there any areas of the roof which you plan to just seal rather than flash?
- Please explain how pipe penetrations will be handled.
- How is payment handled?
- What factors might cause a deviation from the contracted price?
- How likely are these issues to occur or to be discovered?
- What is the associated incremental cost?
- How will you be checking the condition of the decking on my roof?
- Will you perform fastener pull-out resistance tests?
- Why do you think my old roof needs to be replaced?
- Is there evidence of issues like inadequate ventilation which I should address?
- Is it time to increase the ventilation in my attic?
- Please address any evidence of leaks in my attic or high moisture levels
- Will there be any tax credits or utility rebates available for the new roof?
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- Discuss the age of any skylights you have. It is recommended to replace any skylights that are ten years of age or older.
- In the case of chimneys, be sure to ask if your chimney has a cricket and, if it doesn’t, whether they recommend one. We generally suggest crickets on chimneys that are 18” or wider.
- Discuss any unusual findings you have seen in regards to your roof design. Make sure that they can explain how they will handle those areas. This would include dead valleys.
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