Say, if your roof is disappearing as quickly as it was made, then probably it’s the right time to replace the roof. The roof is like the most important thing which has to be taken care of, nicely and purposefully. So to do that, one has to enquire with the roofing contractor.
Let’s have a look at the things one needs to know before hiring a Roofing Contractor-
1. To Know if the Roofing Contractor is Licenses.
Many states do require the lined roofing contractor.
2. The Roofing Contractor should have the Workman’s Comp Insurance.
This is a very much needful insurance who would protect you from occurring of any needful compensation to the people who might get injured with the loose roofing. Thus, to get rid of this situation, one needs to get a workman’s Comp Insurance beforehand.
3. The Roofing Compactor must have a General Liability Insurance
The workman’s compensation cover the employees on your property, pertaining to the general liability insurance which covers the actual property.
For example, one needs to see if a contractor accidentally burns your house down, in the process of welding something on the roof. And if the company doesn’t carry the liability in the whole process, then you could be responsible for covering all the debts incurred by this tragic accident. But, when it comes to insurance, then one needs to be updated and responsible for it. Ask the contractor for the insurance certificate. This is the certificate which will list your name and the address as an additionally insured things, say if something happens on the job, then you got to have all those unexpected expenses covered.
4. Do you want your Old Roof to be Removed Completely?
Some roofers will claim to save your time & money by inspecting the roof with analytical diagnosis, with their eyes and then tell you the required verdict. If the roof looks fairly well, then probably they would tell you upright to not to remove it. However, if they feel that the old shingles are pulled up, the wood is rotten and there are bad spots all over which can’t be rectified, then they would tell you to get your roof removed.
5. Do you want the Installation of a Drip Edge or Edge Metal during the making of the New Roof?
Drip edge or the edge metal is a small piece of aluminum which is placed under the shingle when it comes off with the roof. This is the piece of thermal extends past the roof and it allows the run-off to flow into, rather than behind, the gutters. This protects the fascia and wood on your roof. Of a drip edge or the edge metal is not installed, then you would incur problems associated with the water damage. However, unless you specifically ask about the drip edge, than prior to the job, some roofers will skip over this part of the process. Just for this reason, it is very essential to ask about the drip edge to hire a roofing company.
6. Do you want to use the Ladder Stabilizers or Standoffs to protect the Gutters when you want to install the roof?
The method of the roofing comply used to get onto the roof is almost as important as the type of the roof you are choosing. Ladder stabilizers or the standoffs should be used in every roofing job. The stabilizers are like the big arms that rest on the roof or on the side of the roof. This keeps the wright of the extension ladder, which can actually weigh a few hundred pounds, off of your gutters. Thus, without some type of stand-off or stabilizer, you might end up with a great roof but a little torn up, which is bring apart the guttering of the system around the house. So, just enquire the roofing contractor that what they are going to do to ensure the gutter system that will remain intact.
7. Do anyone bring a Container or refuse material?
You get to fix the old roof, such as the shingles, which will need to be placed somewhere as it comes down. The company which you are going to hire, should appoint a contract who would take care of such things. Also, keep in mind that you should not be required to supply this container nor should you have to deal with the refuse, once the job is completed.
8. Decide the Place of the Container for the Refuse
Say, if the roofing contractor places the container on your driveway, then you may wind up with a lot more to fix up when the job gets done. Just for this reason, it’s really important to ask where the container will be placed.
9. Know the Situation in case of the in climate Weather during the Job
The roof should be covered in some type of plastic sheeting or say tarpaulin to ensure everything is right and also the roofing ream dry.
10. Ask for the Roofing Contractor’s Contact Details
Just to combat any future contingencies, be prepared for the worst. Note down all the possible contact details of the roofing contractor, in case anything goes wrong with the roof.
11. Ask For the Warranty of your Roof
In today’s dimensional settle shingles cost the same price as the older style shingles and also it does last longer. The homeowners should also get at least a 25 years old warranty with all the other required details.
12. Find out the Cost of the Plywood to be used for the Rotten Roof or Soft Roof Decking
The Inefficient Roofer might skip this part of the information during the whole roofing process, once the roof is put up. It also get tough for you to dispute for an overinflate cost for plywood sheeting to fix what has rotten underneath. Just for this reason, one needs to ask how much it will cost per plywood sheeting.
13. The Protection of the Landscaping during the Project
The homeowners think about what’s going on the top of the roof and should know about all the future contingencies too. This infused the gutters and the landscaping. If the homeowners spend hundreds or thousands of dollars in planting trees shrubs and flowers, but don’t you want to come home to a new roof but not a torn up lawn. So before hiring a company, ask specifically what they will do to protect your landscaping. Where will the ladders be places? Where the old shingles will be placed and the potentially rotten plywood be dripped or thrown so that it doesn’t affect the garden that surrounds your house. Also, if an accident does occur badly to your house, then what the company would do in this case in order to fix the damage?
14. Someone to be Communicated and Inquired on the Job Site
There are a hordes of queries which come in your mind during the whole process of roofing. Someone is needed to get your answers for all this.
15. Get a Fair and Accurate Estimate of the Roofing done
While hiring a contractor, a detailed estimate has to be given to you. Also be sure before signing the contract, you get a detailed estimate for the job. Also, include the cost of removing the roof, adding a new roof and anything that could come up in the process too.
Thus, this is the long list of all those questing and initial doubts which one should get cleared before hiring a Roofing contractor.