Replacing the roof of your home or commercial building, especially with metal roofing, isn’t always a straightforward decision. It requires careful consideration of the condition of your current roof and finding a qualified professional to handle the project. To ensure you get the best results, it’s essential to ask the contractor pertinent questions to establish rapport and trust.

Now that you’ve made the decision to replace your roof, let’s delve into some important questions you should ask the roofing company representative during your consultation.

1. Are you a licensed and insured roofing company?

This question is about the authenticity of the roofing company regarding registration with the government and certifications about qualifications to provide roofing services. Ask if the company is adequately insured to avoid liabilities in case an accident happens to an employee or yours or a neighbours property while they are working on your roof.  Don’t be afraid to sk for proof of insurance.

2. Will you remove the old roof?  

The answer to this question should always be yes. It is possible to install new shingles on top of old shingles, but we wouldn’t suggest it. If the contractor suggests they do not need to remove the old roof or that it will save on costs to install a new roof on top of the old one, be concerned. This can cause structural problems later. Be sure to have the roofing company confirm that they will remove the existing roof and correct issues with the decking before installing your new roof.

3. Will you clean and remove waste?

Replacing a roof usually generates a lot of debris. confirm with the roofing company how they will handle the debris or waste generated. The company should include cleaning up and disposing of all debris in the agreement. Also ask how they deal with any wayward nails and screws that have fallen on your property. Most roofing contractors use high powered magnets to collect all their nails. Cleaning the debris on your own will be a hassle that you do not want to be surprised with.

4. How do you plan to protect my property?

They should have a plan in place to protect your home against damage, especially in the case of unexpected inclimate weather. If your roofing is not fully installed, the contractor should be prepared to cover the exposed area with plastic sheets for protection against water leakage. Also ask them how they intend to protect your lawn and landscaping.

5. Do you provide a warranty?

A professional roofing company should provide you with a warranty, ask if you are entitled to a manufacturer’s warranty and workmanship warranty and get it in writing. For further protection ask what the warranty doesn’t cover to avoid potential future issues.

6. Do you give written estimates?

Let the roofing company give you a written and detailed estimate. The estimate will help in knowing the details of the project and corresponding costs. The estimate will help in comparing the estimate with the final project cost.

The above are some of the questions you should ask when replacing a roof. The questions will help you choose the right roofing company for your roof replacement project.