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Questions You Should Ask Before Selecting Your Roofing Contractor

This is a follow-up of our previous article ‘How to Choose the Right Roofing Contractor‘. In this article, we will discuss the questions you should ask before selecting your roofing contractor.

Now that you have shortlisted a few roofing companies in the area, the next step is have a clear understanding of the work that would be carried out. It is always recommended that you prepare yourself by knowing the type of questions to ask and select the right professional roofer in Central Ohio.

You may not know what to ask, thus we at J.D Flora Roofing in Central Ohio are here to help you start the discussion.

Here are a few questions to ask your roofing contractor

Do you have any references from homeowners you worked with around my neighbourhood?

In order to get the best quality roofing work done, you need to ensure that you are indeed hiring a roofing expert. If possible,meet the home owners & listed to their testimonials rather than a phone conversation.

You should also visit the home owners where the roofing contractor is currently engaged in either installing a new roof or fixing a damaged roof. A highly recommended roofing contractor will have multiple customers who can provide valuable feedback regarding the roofing company & its people.

Check for reviews on Google, Yelp, BBB, etc.

Do I need to replace the roof or a repair might work?

This is a tricky question as a lot of factors come in play when it comes to building a roof. If your roof was not installed as per the industry standards, you may have to redo the roof. An honest roofer will not try to up-sell a roof replacement. A good roofing contractor will help you with your roofing requirement and suggest a clear & concise solutions to your roofing problems. This question will actually help you gauge the integrity of the roofer.

Trying to repair a roof that is already deteriorated means throwing money down the drain, it may temporarily fix the problem but the roof will need to be replaced eventually

A good roofer will explain and show you visual proof that the roof indeed needs to be replaced.

Do you provide warranty for material and your workmanship?

Many home owners have been duped by work that seems to be done by an expert at first site but starts failing as soon as it gets a pounding from the weather. While materials are often covered by the company making them, a skilled roofing company will stand by their work and provide some type of warranty or guarantee to its customers in writing.

Many roofers in Ohio offer the standard warranty and any certified roofer in central Ohio will be glad to discuss their protection plan and provide the coverage needed to keep you and your roof safe.

Who will be responsible for overseeing the quality of my roof installation?

Accountability is important for any project and specially for roofing project that requires a large financial investment. Knowing who to contact, when as issue arise or when things are not going as planned, will reduce the amount of stress you feel during the roofing project. Get your self introduced to the project leader & have an in-person meeting. It is also recommended that you speak to the previous customers and ask them about the people from the roofing company who worked on their projects.

How long have you been in the roofing business?

A well established roofing business is industry recognised and have years of experience working with all sorts of roofing projects. Roofing companies that don’t provide reliable service or quality work don’t stay in business for long.

How will the roofing company protect the safety of the workers, my home and my family?

A reliable and experienced roofing company knows the importance of safety and will ensure that it protects its workers & clients alike. A well experienced roofing contractor will explain the steps in details on how the roofing project will be handled, how the debris will be disposed, what alternate plans they have in place in case of unfavourable weather, safety of their workers, safety certification they hold, etc..

Ask for their liability if they accidentally damage your house.

Don’t go by the words, have all the paperwork checked and verified. Keep a copy for your records. Verify that all certifications are valid.

Although a roofing project of any kind can feel stressful, asking your roofing contractor the right questions and getting well explained answers will ensure that you are prepared, as well as help complete your roofing project on time.

At J.D Flora Roofing in Central Ohio, we believe in delivering quality and reliable services. Our team of roofing experts have the experience and expertize to deal with all kinds of roofing problems.

For more information about our roof installation and repair services, call us at (614) 778-9923.