Questions For Your Contractor: Roof Installation
March 18, 2017 | Filed under: Newsletter Articles
We hope that you are enjoying our series of e-newsletters on things that influence the performance and value of your home’s roof. In January, we looked at Ventilation and, last month, we discussed Energy Efficiency and Solar Collection. This month, we want to address how important proper installation is to your home’s roof. We will give you ideas on what questions to ask your contractor, and how to choose the right contractor for your home.
Why Choosing the Right Contractor is Critical
Unfortunately, most states have few or no regulations regarding roofing contractors and installers, nor do they have building code requirements pertaining to roofing.
Because the cost of entry into the roofing profession is fairly low, the industry is full of folks who are not properly trained, as well as a few folks who are downright deceptive. Choosing a contractor who will do a professional job is critical.
Don’t risk a contractor who does not have professional installation practices.
So, where do you start? We have created a special tool to help you evaluate and choose a roofing contractor. Organized into 3 sections, the detailed instruction for evaluation and 44 Questions include:
GENERAL QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED OF A ROOFING CONTRACTOR
We provide you with 13 questions that need to be asked of every prospective roofing contractor.
QUESTIONS TO ASK A ROOFING CONTRACTOR ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC PROJECT
If you received acceptable answers to the first set of questions, we give you 20 more questions to ask that are specific to your roofing project.
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME AND INVESTMENT
We will share how to assess and understand your roofing needs, how to ask additional questions, and 11 sample questions.
We hope that this information is helpful. Be diligent and ask questions! And, please know that we are here to help guide you through the process to a wise roofing decision for you and your home — even if it doesn’t involve our products! You can find a great deal of information and good ideas at Classic Metal Roofing Systems and Isaiah Industries. Additionally, our company president, Todd Miller, is available with his years of industry leadership experience to answer your questions at Ask Todd Miller. And, if you wish, you can always call us at 1-800-543-8938.