Do you have water leaking into your house or have shingles on your roof that are showing obvious damage? Or is your roof is showing other signs of wear and tear? If so, now is the time to talk to someone about getting it fixed.
Keeping your roof in good working order has many benefits. Not only does it help protect your home from damage due to weather, but its condition is a major factor smart buyers will consider when it comes time to sell your property.
Whether a roof repair or replacement is needed, there are things to ask when getting roofing quotes to make sure you get the best deal and work with the right roofer.
Five Things to Ask When Getting Roofing Quotes
Roof repairs and replacements can be costly and are not a decision to make lightly. Use these tips to help in the decision-making process to filter out unprofessional roofing companies and lower your risks.
1. Are They Licensed and Insured?
Georgia requires roofers to be licensed if the work to be done exceeds $2,500. So ask for their contractor’s license number (and the number of any subcontractors they might use if any). Then you can check that their license is in good standing.
Find out whether the roofing company carries insurance to cover any damage that might occur to your house or your property. In addition, confirm they carry workers’ compensation insurance to pay for any workers injured while performing work on your property. Any reputable roofing company will be more than happy to provide you with proof of this information.
2. Will They Pull the Required Permits?
Most jurisdictions require permits to be pulled prior to work being completed on a roof. To obtain the permits, there will be fees involved. So make sure you know whether the quoted price includes the fees for the permits or if this will be an additional fee you will be expected to pay.
3. When Is Payment Due?
Payment in full should never be required. However, a deposit one-third to one-half of the quoted price is reasonable, depending on the size of the job. The deposit helps pay for materials to do the job and shows your commitment to having the work done.
4. Does the Quote Include Clean-Up?
Determine whether the quote includes the clean-up of your property after the work is completed. Even minor roof repairs can result in substantial debris left behind.
5. Is There a Warranty?
Once your roofing work is complete, the roof will require continued maintenance to keep it in good working order. However, occasionally issues can arise after having roofing work done, due to either materials or workmanship. When this occurs, repairs need to be made by the manufacturer or the company that did the roof work.
To protect yourself from these risks, find out about warranties and how long the warranties stay in effect. Warranties can be given by the roofer and manufacturer.
Don’t Delay Getting Your Roof Fixed
Waiting to have your roof repaired can leave your home vulnerable to damages your roof is meant to protect from happening. Use this list of things to ask when getting roofing quotes to help ensure you obtain the best quote that also protects you during and after the work is completed.
Contact us today to set up a roofing inspection so we can get your roofing problems resolved efficiently and professionally.