Roof repair, installation and replacement projects are just a few of the biggest home improvement projects homeowners will tackle. There’s a lot of time, effort and money that goes into any roofing job, whether it’s a small patch-up job for missing or damaged shingles or a full roof replacement. So it’s not surprising that people would want to vet their contractors before signing a contract with them.
Finding a good and reliable roofing contractor, unfortunately, is easier said than done. You’ll likely find thousands of potential candidates with a quick Google search and even when you filter locally, you’ll still have to choose among a dozen or so companies. Luckily, our experts at Northwest Construction recommends asking the following questions to see if you’re dealing with a trustworthy contractor.
How Long Have You Been in Roofing?
An established roofing contractor with years of experience under their belt is always a good sign. However, take this rule with a grain of salt as there are some new contractors who may have been in the roofing industry for years even though their company is fairly young.
Do You Have a Roofing License?
The state of Michigan requires roofers to secure a license from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs before they can work on any roof, residential or otherwise. Always ask potential contractors for a copy of their license, which you may verify on the web, before signing any contract.
Are You Insured?
In addition to asking for a copy of their license, ask them for proof of bond and insurance as well. Installing roofs and gutters can be dangerous work and while professionals will always prioritize safety, accidents can still sometimes happen. During these situations, you don’t want to be held liable.
Do You Have References?
The best way to determine the quality of a roofer’s work is to see it for yourself. Ask your roofer about their previous jobs and, if possible, check their references about how they handle customer complaints and other important concerns.
At Northwest Construction, we are your leading provider of roof replacement, repairs and maintenance services. Give us a call at (313) 277-7676 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Dearborn, Taylor and West Bloomfield, as well as other neighboring communities in MI.