The Major Questions that You Need Ask a Roofer
As a matter of fact there are some rather crucial points and questions which you need to be certain about whenever you are out looking for a roofer who will indeed get you but the best of roofing services satisfying your tastes and expectations. Think of asking that roofer you are seeking to contract some of these essential questions before handing them the deal to handle your roof replacement needs.
First and foremost, let the roofer get you proof for their licensing. In most states, there is a requirement for all roofers to have licenses. However you need to note that the different states will have their own set of regulations regarding the trade of roofing and as such you will have to do a bit of research concerning the roofing regulations in your specific locality. Ensure that in your dealing with the roofers, you abide by the state’s laws in a strict code. When you have duly met these requirements, you can be sure that you will not stand any risk if something happens to go wrong with the project at any time or even in the future. You must as well be assured that the licenses are up to date.
The second question to ask the roofer you want to deal with is if they have the necessary insurance covers for those they work with and for the project they will be handling, in this case your house or property. The law demands on all roofers to provide for a worker’s compensation and liability cover for the roofers they are working with. Even though this happens to be the law regarding these professions, there still are some roofers who are not as yet fulfilling this demand and need by the law. This often happens to be so due to the fact that these needs to provide for insurance is often such an expensive option for most of them and as such not an easy burden to shoulder. If you happen to get down and deal with a roofing contractor who has not availed the worker’s compensation and liability cover for the project of roofing they will be undertaking, it may rebound on you quite seriously and cause you serious losses where there happens to be an accident in the course of the project for without the adequate provisions of insurance, the liability will transfer to you as the homeowner. Thus it becomes quite important for you to equally give due attention to the insurances availed with the roofers as you also did with their status for licensing. You surely cannot afford losing your home due to such a cause not your own making anyway.