Getting the right roofing in Roswell GA, and the local areas, is important to make sure your home is protected for decades to come. Perhaps more important than getting the best material or the right brand, though, is hiring a quality roofing contractor to perform the work, since most problems with roofing are caused by improper installation. Before you hire just any roofer, be sure to ask these three questions.
1: Do You Have a License and Insurance?
Different states have different requirements for roofing licenses, but you can contact your state office of professional licensing to find out if roofers are required to have one in the Atlanta area. In some cases there are additional licensing requirements for municipal areas or counties, so check with local building codes as well. In addition to a license, your roofer in Roswell GA, and the nearby area, should carry both general liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance to protect your home and property as well as the roofers working at your home from damage or injury.
2: What’s Your Address and Phone Number?
In areas like Georgia where severe weather can cause significant damage to your roofing, some Atlanta roofing contractors will begin knocking on doors to drum up business. While not all out-of-town roofers are dishonest, there is a higher likelihood that you will get scammed or get a poor quality roofing job from someone who’s not local. Instead, hire a company that has a local street address and phone number and has been roofing in Roswell GA, and the nearby areas, for many years.
3: What’s Your Timeline for Starting and Completion, and What’s Included?
Many homeowners have been burned in the past by roofing contractors who promise one thing verbally but then deliver something entirely different once the work is underway. Before you let any roofer begin work, make sure you get all these questions answered in a written contract. It should include a detailed explanation of all the work that will be done, the schedule for when the work will start, how long it will take, and an estimate of the costs. It should also outline the process for what will happen if something unexpected happens that will increase the cost of the work.
At ImproveIt of Atalanta, we are happy to answer any of these questions, and more! Please contact us today for a free estimate.