Shingle roof replacement projects are home improvement tasks that you should never handle on your own. After all, doing so will not only leave you vulnerable to costly mistakes, but to serious injuries as well, as you need to climb the roof to complete a roof repair or replacement project. With that in mind, it’s always best that you hire a roofer to get the job done. However, before you sign the dotted line, ask them a few questions first, such as:
Can You Do a Layover Instead of a Full Replacement? – When you’re trying to determine if you’re dealing with an ethical, reputable roofing service, ask them if they can do a layover instead of a full roof replacement. If they answer yes, avoid enlisting their services as they may simply be out to make a quick buck. This is because layovers are actually detrimental to the health of your roof as it traps heat between the old and the new shingles, causing your freshly installed shingles to deteriorate earlier than expected.
What is Your Legal Business Name? – It’s easy for a less than reputable roofing service to falsely represent themselves online. As such, one of the most important yet lesser known questions that you should always ask before you hire them is what exactly their legal business name is. If they’re hesitant to answer or their answer is unclear, don’t accept their services to protect yourself against being scammed.
Can You Leave the Estimate in My Mailbox? – Before you get a damaged roof repair project done, you’ll first need an estimate on how much the project will cost so you can properly plan your finances. However, if you’re trying to root out the shady roofers from the honest ones, ask them if they’re willing to leave the estimate in your mailbox. If they say “yes”, part ways with their company immediately as you’ll be losing the opportunity to ask your roofer about their company, the product or even their installation practices: information that you need to make an informed decision before you hire them.
Who Will be On-Site During My Roofing Project? – Finally, you should also ask your roofer who will be on the job site to supervise your roofing project. Answers that you can accept include the project manager, the owner of the company, or the company manager as they’re more likely to know the goings on of a roofing project. As much as possible, never accept an answer that claims their roofers are experienced enough to the point that they don’t need supervision as this may cause problems for your project in the long run.
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