Hiring a roofing contractor might seem difficult, especially if your stress levels are already high because of a roof leak or by an otherwise damaged roof. However, asking the right questions is essential before hiring a contractor – here are some of the most important topics to address while talking to potential contractors:
- Licensure and insurance – you should only hire a roofer that is licensed to perform roofing work in your state and that is also properly insured. The license makes sure that the roofer is familiar with local building codes and has passed difficult professional testing as well, while the insurance guarantees coverage for a specific range of losses that might occur during the roofing process;
- Steps of the process – an honest and knowledgeable roofer would be happy to explain to you each step of the roofing process;
- Waste disposal – you also need to ask your roofer about the way they handle the disposal of the debris generated during the roofing work. You need a roofer who handles that project phase as well – having to take care of debris elimination on your own will only cause more stress to you;
- Warranties – you need a Lakewood EPDM roofer contractor who offers warranty not only on the materials used on your roof, but on the labor as well.