5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Roofer

Look, we know it can be really hard to choose a roofer in your area when you need it most. It’s not often where you have months to research who to choose and what the best rates are. When you need a new roof installation, you typically need it promptly. However, take heed, and spend a little time asking the company you are considering working with some questions before you decide to have them do any work on your roof. While it may seem like roofers are a dime a dozen, finding the right one will take more than a quick Google search. Your roofing needs and home should matter just as much to a roofer as it does to you. Take the time to ask some of the following questions before you sign a contract to have any roof work done. You will be glad you did.

Are you a local company?

Asking if a roofing company is local is exceptionally important. This means not that the company only serves your city, but that even if they serve many other cities, that they have a permanent brick and mortar location in your area. In an industry with so many fly by night companies that simply follow the weather patterns in search of storm damage, it’s hard to find a roofing company that will be around to fulfill warranties, help resolve any problems, provide assistance when needed, and is invested in the community. While Crest Exteriors does have three very different locations, the mission for each is the same: to provide quality and expert roofing services to the community. With locations in Dallas/Fort Worth, Tyler, and Denver, you will have a roofer you can count on when you choose Crest Exteriors.

What products are your employees certified to work with?

This question can provide two different important insights into a roofing company. The first question you’re actually looking to answer is if a particular roofing company works with quality products and have the know-how to best install those products. Top-roofing products like Owens Corning and CertainTeed don’t let just any roofer qualify to carry their products. They typically require certification in order to sell the products and utilize them. Additionally, by asking what the employees are certified in helps provide you with information as to the regular training and experience that the employees may, or may not, receive in order to stay on the cutting edge in the roofing industry. Having roofers that do regular trainings can benefit you especially if you have a unique roof or tricky project that falls outside the norm.

Are you licensed and insured?

This question is critical to ask of any contractor who does work on your property. Making sure any contractor has the correct state licenses and has not only liability coverage, but also worker’s compensation, is important to protect your own financial well-being. If an accident occurs on your property, such as a roofer slipping off the roof and breaks a leg while installing a new one, then you could be liable if the roofing company does not have the proper insurance coverage. This could mean covering expensive hospital bills, missed work, and more which should fall under the responsibility of the employer.

What options would you recommend for my roof?

Once again, this is another two-fold question. By asking it, you’re asking for a quote or estimate for any services that you may need. You will be able to get a sense of the roofing company’s prices and whether or not they are willing to give you a variety of options depending on your budget range. Also, you’re asking for additional product recommendations. This will give you a sense of what products they may work with, what services they can provide, and the ability to provide design feedback for your particular home. This will give you an idea if your home is treated as a unique project or you’re just another house to check of the list.

Why should I choose you over another roofer?

While this question may seem simple, it tends to be one of the hardest questions to answer for any company or person. What makes you or your company better than your peers? This is the chance for a company to brag about what makes them stand out or what makes them special. For Crest Exteriors, one of the unique features that makes the quality and service that you will receive superior is the many years of experience working with a variety of insurance companies in order to get your roofing claims processed for you and quickly when you need roofing work done the most. You don’t have to manage on your own when you choose Crest Exteriors, which makes us a roofing company that stands above the rest.

You shouldn’t have to struggle to find a roofer that you can trust and get great service with quality materials from. You shouldn’t feel jipped after you’ve had your roof installed, and you should want to call your roofers to come back time and again for all the services you may need. That’s why you need to be sure to interview your roofer with the questions we’ve covered here first, but also, that’s why you should contact Crest Exteriors. Once you meet us, and learn more about us, you’ll be happy you didn’t choose anyone else for any of your roofing needs. Contact Crest Exteriors today!