Whether you need small or substantial roof repairs, speaking with a roofing contractor may seem daunting. We get it; your home’s roof is one of the most crucial aspects of the entire building. Without a reliable roof, your whole home will suffer. So, it’s understandable that you’d want to work with a roofing contractor you can trust.
At Century Roofing, we’re all about honesty. We’ve compiled a list of the best questions to ask so you can have total peace of mind when hiring the right roofing contractor for whatever ailment your roof may be facing.
Call Century Roofing at 915-503-2727 today to speak with a reliable roofing contractor!
1) Is your company licensed, bonded, and insured?
This might be the most important question of all, so it’s good to ask it first. When a company is licensed, bonded, and insured, it means they:
- Have the state-sanctioned license they need to take on your particular roofing project
- Are bonded to a bonding company, meaning if the roofing company faces a problem and can’t complete the work, then you can reach out to the bond company for assistance
- Are fully insured with all the necessary types of insurance, including general liability, workers’ compensation, and company vehicle insurance
Simply put, a company that is licensed, bonded, and insured is one that is as reliable as possible. If anything were to go wrong, then customers won’t have to clean up the scraps on their own. Some companies may only boast one or two of the three. It’s always in your best interest to work with a roofing contractor that boasts all three.
2) How long have you been in business?
Working with an established roofing company means the work will be done by experienced contractors who know exactly what needs to be done. Giving a newer company the benefit of the doubt, when it comes to crucial roof repair, may not be a great idea as their inexperience may result in costly repairs.
Century Roofing has been providing high-quality roofing contracting services in El Paso since 2009. We’ve been around the block enough to know what it takes to repair roofs of all shapes, types, and sizes. Both home and business owners trust our roofing repair services. As such, you can rest easy knowing we have the experience you need.
3) Are you a local business?
After heavy rain or hail storms, out-of-town roofing companies may begin reaching out to homeowners in neighborhoods that were severely damaged. While these out-of-town companies might boast low rates, they are not as reliable as local companies that work in your own city. By asking your potential roofing contractor if they’re local, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing they won’t simply leave town or be unreachable if issues arise.
Similarly, local businesses are well aware of local codes. They will ensure your roof is up to par with any local requirements. While out-of-town companies may seem like excellent deals, they are almost always too good to be true. Don’t put your roof (and wallet) in jeopardy; always work with local roofing contractors to avoid further issues.
4) Do you offer free estimates?
Although there are other important questions to ask—such as how the company will protect your property while they work or to inquire further into their insurance and warranties—it’s also a good idea to get a good quote or estimate before moving forward with a company. Most roofing contractors offer free estimates so you can shop around instead of just hiring the first company you speak to.
This is your chance to gather as much information and details to see if a company is either highballing or lowballing you. If you notice the estimates from various companies are around the same range, then you should feel confident in that price range.
Also, makes sure to ask specifics about how much an estimate can change after the project is completed. While free estimates aren’t binding, you don’t want to end up paying two or three times more than you expected. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to ask them for a breakdown of what goes into the cost of the project. Make sure to keep a notepad nearby so you can write down everything you hear!
Contact the Roofing Contractors at Century Roofing Today!
Now that you have the four most important questions you need to ask, why don’t you pick up the phone? Call Century Roofing today and ask us all these questions, as well as any other questions you may have. We are licensed, bonded, and insured and have been serving the El Paso area for over a decade. Reach out to us for a free estimate! We look forward to giving you all the answers you need so you can begin your roof repair project!