Questions to Ask Your Roofing Company Before Hiring

Kennith Bogan

A brand-new roof requires a sizable investment. If properly installed, a new roof will boost the value of your house and give you peace of mind. If done incorrectly, it can cause frustration, empty your bank account, and result in expensive exterior and even interior damage. You want to be sure you’re hiring the best local roofing company possible when it comes time to replace your roof. Also important to you is value. Before making a choice, ask the following questions to any roofing company

Ask what type of work they do 

You will want to make sure that the roofing company you hire specializes in the type of work you need done. If you need repairs, then be sure to find a company that specializes in repairs. 

Although it may seem obvious, it’s crucial to make sure the roofing company you select is a specialist in roofing. The first and most crucial barrier against moisture, mold and mildew in your house is its roof. A roofing company’s general knowledge of exterior home improvements is insufficient to ensure that they have the in-depth knowledge necessary to install your home’s new roof in a professional manner. The roofing company you select should have a long history of successfully installing new roofs, job after job. 

Ask about their license 

The need for a licensed and insured roofing company should go without saying. Ask your roofing company to provide documentation supporting the fulfillment of all licensing requirements and to provide evidence of the insurance coverage, including workers’ compensation insurance, of its workforce. Personal liability for an injury that occurs on your property should be the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, some roofers offer lower prices because they complete projects without the necessary licensing and insurance coverage. This merely shifts the cost of liability to the customer instead of passing savings along to the homeowner. Before entering your property, a reliable roofing company will have all necessary permits and insurance in place. 

What Kind of Warranties Will I Receive? 

Inquire with your roofing company about the warranties associated with your project. Warranties typically cover both labor and materials, as well as workmanship, and you may receive a separate warranty directly from the manufacturer of the shingles and other materials used in your new roof. This is why it’s critical to work with a roofing company that provides high-quality installation, as installation flaws may void a manufacturer’s materials warranty. All warranties that apply to your roof should be provided in writing by your roofing company. 

What materials will you be using? 

Understandably, you may be unfamiliar with the various roofing materials available. However, your roofing company should be well-versed in the various options available, as well as which types of shingles and other materials are best suited to your home, location, and needs. 


When hiring a roofing company it is important to ask questions about their experience, what kind of roofs they have worked on if they are licensed and insured, what kind of warranty they offer, and how long the job will take. By asking these questions, you can be sure that you are hiring a reputable roofing company that will do a good job on your roof. 

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