Purchasing a new roof is a major investment. Before you jump into this project, there are a few things you should ask the roofing contractor that you are considering for the job.
Are they established?
The first thing you should do when researching roofing companies is to make sure that the company is established. While a fly-by-night outfit might be run out of someone’s garage, an established contractor will be able to provide an address for a permanent place of business, a tax ID number, and a business license. Here at All American Restoration, you will not have to worry about any of this as we are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as a Residential Building Contractor.
Are they insured?
Part of being established is being fully insured. At your request, All American Restoration can provide proof of insurance for injury, disability, and workers’ compensation. In some cases, if a roofer is uninsured, you may be liable for any injuries that occur on your property. Make sure that your assets, and your contractor’s health, are covered by the proper insurances.
Do they have references?
An established roofing contractor will be happy to provide client references and a list of completed projects. If you so wish, you may call these references to see what they thought about the contractor’s work. Please visit our testimonials page at http://allamericanrestorationllc.com/Companyinfo/Testimonials. You will also find links to additional locations where there are even more customer reviews.
Insist on a detailed, written quote:
Peruse the quote to make sure that costs, materials, timetables, and payment procedures are spelled out to your satisfaction.
Learn about the contractor’s quality-control measures :
How will your project be supervised? How does the contractor ensure that all work is up to snuff? You can request the name of the project manager who will be assigned to your roof, and he or she should be able to tell you how many workers the job will require the estimated completion time, and other details about the project.
Ask about training :
Well-trained, highly educated workers produce better work. Period. Ask your residential or commercial roofing contractor about their safety training and ongoing education programs.