Important Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor

Top Roof Replacement Questions to Ask Your Roofing Contractor

One of the most common home improvement projects is roof replacement. Like any other project, roof replacement requires thorough planning and an expert’s hand. The last thing you want is to end up with a poor quality roof that could ruin your home. Trust Select Roofing Consultants in Atlanta, GA and ask important questions to your roofing contractor. 

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Choosing a roofing contractor in your area who will do a professional job is critical. Each year, the Better Business Bureau and other consumer agencies receive thousands of complaints about local roofing contractors in and around Atlanta. Unfortunately, most states have few or no regulations regarding roofing contractors and installers, nor do they have building code requirements pertaining to roofing. This creates a huge “buyer beware” situation when it comes to roofing your home. Even if you do the proper due diligence, you still run the risk of a contractor who does not watch over their installation practices the way that they should. Because the cost of entry into the roofing profession is fairly low, the industry is full of people who are not properly trained, as well as a few people who are downright deceptive.

The first step to making a final decision about Roof Replacement is to hire a professional team that is familiar with roofing in the Georgia climate. Select Roofing Consultants

When hiring a roofer for your project, you need to ask the following questions to your roofing contractor:

1. What is the timeline for the project?

You need to have a clear timeline for your roofing project; this goes beyond the start and end date. The timeline should give you an outline of the task and the schedule of the work, so you know the proper succession of the things to do for the entire project. This will serve as a benchmark, so you know if you’re behind the expected date of completion.

2. Who will be present on the work site?

This will depend on the roofing contractor and the capacity required for your project. In some cases, roofing companies have a lead contractor or carpenter who will oversee the work done on site, with subcontractors working on small tasks. Be sure to know who will be there during the project.

3. How do we communicate during the project?

Communication is important for the success of the project. You need to be updated at all times about the progress of your work. Ask your contractor their preferred form of communication, whether through phone or email.

4. Do you have any concerns about the project?

Contractors know what they’re doing, and it’s likely they know if they can handle the work or not. There will always be gray areas when it comes to roofing projects, so it’s best you be upfront about these to clear up any confusion.

5.  Can I have a list of three or four references?

Call the references for the short list of contractors you’re still considering after they answer all the questions in this article. Ask the references if the crew started when scheduled and, if not, how many days or weeks was the delay? Be aware that some roofers are in the habit of scheduling jobs for start dates they know they can’t meet. They do it to secure the work. A delay of more than two weeks is not acceptable unless there has been unusually bad weather in your area. Ask the references whether they recommend using the contractor if the crew respected their property and cleaned up thoroughly and if the final cost was the price quoted. By the way, reviews of some roofing contractors are available on Yelp, Google and the BBB site.

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Hiring a roofing company isn’t just about looking for one with the best qualifications; it’s also about what they can bring to the table. If you want to talk more about your roofing project, we’re all ears. Contact us today at 404-863-2598 and we’ll go over the details of your project together.

We understand that this a lot of information, and we encourage you to be diligent when researching your next roof. After all, it protects all that your home or property contains. So ask questions!  We are here to help guide you through the process to a wise roofing decision for you and your home even if it doesn’t involve our products.

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