Top Questions to Ask When Hiring a Roofing Contractor

Roofs need fixing or replacing when shingles lift or water damage occurs on ceilings. Roofs are expensive, so it’s important to pick a good roofing contractor. In order to do that, ask certain questions and check references, according to a HomePro Match video.

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How Long Will This New Roof Last?

New roofing shingles can last from 30 to 50 years. Shingles that last for 50 years come with lifetime warranties.

Is The Roofer Certified By the Shingle Manufacturer?

Roofing shingles should ideally only be installed by people trained to work with that particular shingle. Using a contractor not certified by the manufacturer is risky. Often the warranties will be void if not installed by anyone certified by the shingle manufacturer.

Is the Warranty Transferable?

Homeowners wanting to sell their newly roofed houses want to make sure that the warranty transfers from them to the new owners.

Is the Roofing Contractor Insured?

Make sure a roofer is insured against any injuries that may occur. Ask to see the insurance certificate.

Do the Shingles Have Copper Additives?

Copper additives help prevent lichen or algae growth in shingles. Lichen and algae quickly damage roofs.

How Long Will the Roofing Job Take?

The average is two days.