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5 Questions to Ask Your Roofer Before Starting a Project

We’ve all heard horrible stories of roofing projects gone wrong and bad reviews about shoddy contractors. Replacing your roof is an especially tricky undertaking. Here is a list of questions to ask your Redding roofing contractors before getting started with the replacement process for a surefire roofing project success.

Do you provide a detailed assessment?
Do NOT sign any contract with a roofer unless you’ve seen an estimate. Written estimates are preferred. Make sure you ask for a detailed breakdown of expenses, especially for material, labor, and incidental costs.

Are you fully licensed and insured?
You don’t want to work with a roofing contractor without the necessary permits to work on homes in your community. The same goes for insurance. The law requires roofing companies to be insured, but some contractors still hold back on this requirement. Getting involved with these contractors might cause you more trouble than you bargained for later on. Protect yourself and hire only insured and fully licensed contractors.

Bonus tip: Storm chasers abound these days. One way to check your contractor is by asking for a local phone number and address. This way, you have some contact information at hand in case you need to track them down later on.

What is covered by your warranty?
We’re all hopeful nothing ever goes wrong with our newly replaced roof later on. However, it’s good to know what your options are in case problems arise. Ask your roofers when the warranty begins and when it expires. Know what issues are covered. Take note of limitations and conditions that void coverage so you can avoid them.

Will you remove the current roof before you install a new one?
You’d think this is a detail better left to the contractors, but it’s important that you know what’s going to happen up there. Installing a new roof over the old one supposedly saves time and money, but it’s better not to risk it. You will never know the actual extent of the damage the old roofing system has unless you remove it completely.

Will there be someone on-site with whom I can communicate?
It’s good to have someone on-site you can ask questions or raise concerns to. Having a project manager will allow you to check on the progress of the project and to be extra sure it’s running as planned.

At Tugwell Roofing Co., we answer all your questions and address your concerns before getting started on a project. We are your premier full-service roofing company specializing on replacement and roof repair in Redding and surrounding areas.

We make use of only the highest-quality materials and techniques in our services. We are a certified GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, which places us in the exclusive top 3% of the country’s list of contractors. We continue to gain excellent ratings and reviews on Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau.

Tugwell Roofing Co. is insured and fully licensed to protect our clients. We offer industry-leading warranties that ensure you get the value for your money. Give us a call today and speak with our team of pros for a free in-home estimate of our services.