Scheduling an estimate with a roofing contractor is more of an interview than a simple budget discussion. It’s an opportunity to size your prospective roofer up, ensuring you’ve found the right one for the job.
Be it for a complete replacement or a minor roof repair project, Crown Residential Roofing shares some of the important questions you should ask:
What is Your Physical Address?
All reputable roofing companies are headquartered in a legitimate and verifiable location. Contractors are only reluctant to advertise their physical address when they have something to hide. If the company doesn’t want to share more than their P.O. box with you, move on and take your business elsewhere. Chances are they want to fly under the radar of the authorities for reasons they don’t want you to know.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
Licensure helps separate those that comply with regulations and the ones that don’t play by the rules. In British Columbia, you may not have enough legal tools if an unlicensed roofer refuses to finish the work or honor the warranty.
Furthermore, your residential roofing contractor should have liability and workers’ compensation insurance. Otherwise, you may be held responsible for any accident that may happen in your home during the job.
Do You Have Manufacturer Certifications?
Certifications benefit you in many ways. They are proof that the contractor is proficient in repairing or replacing roofing products. Certifications also reflect their commitment to ongoing training. Plus, hiring a certified roofer gives you access to the strongest manufacturer warranties.
For instance, our Master Elite™ designation gives us the green light to offer you GAF’s Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty. It provides 50- and 25-year coverage on material defects and workmanship errors, respectively, which is the best you could get for asphalt shingle roofing systems.
Will You Pull the Necessary Permits?
When it comes to residential roof replacement projects, applying for local building permits is almost always required before the job could start. Generally, roofers would be responsible for this task. However, it nevertheless pays to ask to avoid any confusion, since some companies aren’t willing to take the time to obtain them.
Schedule your free estimate with the finest roofing contractor Vancouver, North Vancouver, and Surrey. Call Crown Residential Roofing now at (604) 210-6655 to set your appointment at your convenience and talk about your roofing needs.