Finding the right contractor is perhaps the most important consideration when tackling a roofing project. After all, you’ll be relying on the expertise of the pro’s expertise to make sure that the job goes according to plan.
While talking to roofing specialists about the project helps you set some expectations, you should also be on the lookout for any answers that might raise red flags. Below are some of the things you don’t want your roofing contractor to say.
“We are new at this.” There is nothing wrong with hiring a company that is fairly new to the roofing business. However, you’d be better off working with an established group that has the skills and knowledge to handle your roofing project and to finish it to your complete satisfaction.
“We can’t provide proof of insurance.” If you hear this statement from your roofer, the conversation stops right away. Keep in mind that it is one of the important criteria when finding a contractor for your roof repair or replacement project. If the company can’t provide proof of workers’ compensation and liability insurance, you may be held accountable for accidental injuries or property damage that may occur while roofing work is underway. Move on to another roofer as soon as you can, making sure to choose one that is fully licensed, bonded and insured.
“Your roof needs to be replaced.” Unless your roof is getting up there in years and is showing signs of extensive damage, a roofing contractor shouldn’t tell you outright that your roof needs to be replaced immediately. Although leaks should be taken seriously, the problem itself doesn’t necessarily mean a roof replacement is due, especially if it was installed a few years ago and still remains intact. Work with a contractor that offers comprehensive inspections and recommends the best possible solution based on their assessments.
Brownstone Roofing is the local area’s premier residential roofing and storm damage repair company. Count on our factory-certified roofers to take care of your needs with quality work and reasonable prices. Give us a call at (502) 443-9222, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Jeffersonville, IN, and the surrounding communities.