3 Questions To Ask A Potential Roofing Contractor

Making sure that your roof is in good shape means working with a good roofing contractor. That means that you need to find them. You really want to try to find a roofing contractor to do the job before the very last moment when your roof is in desperate need of repair. What are some questions you can ask the roofing contractor when you're trying to decide who to work with?


One thing to ask a roofing contractor about is whether or not they specialize in anything. There are many roofing materials; some are easier and more straightforward to deal with than others. Some manufacturers require the roofers who use their materials to have certification in using and installing those particular roofing materials. That would count as a specialty. Another thing that would count as a specialty is primarily installing one kind of roof. For example, a roofing contractor who mostly does eco-friendly or green roofs would be a specialist and would not necessarily do well if you want an asphalt roof. 

Crew Size

You should also ask the contractor their average crew sizes when working on a roof. In general, a larger crew can get the work done quicker. However, depending on the size of your roof, a crew that is too large will actually get in each other's way and can slow down the progress. So check to see the average crew size the contractor would assign to a roof like yours.

Severe Weather Certification

No place on earth is exempt from severe weather of one kind or another. Whether that is hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, or blizzards doesn't matter because your house will be exposed to severe weather. Some roofing contractors have certifications in building practices related to the extreme weather you get in your area. If you were trying to make your home as secure as possible, working with a contractor who has certifications to ensure a home is hurricane resistant can help because they will use techniques that could help keep your home in one piece during a hurricane.

If you need a new roof or you need to repair your roof, you need to work with a roofing contractor. Spending some time talking to various contractors before you get to the point where you definitely have to have a contractor come to your house can help you know who to call when it is time.