Hurricanes, humidity, critters — it’s what makes Florida, Florida and as a homeowner, you see it all.
Your roof is your biggest source of protection and security, but unfortunately, it also takes the worst of Florida’s punches. Ensuring your roof can protect your home while withstanding the Sunshine State’s extreme climate is essential! As a responsible homeowner, you need to recognize when your roof needs maintenance.
Let’s take this one step further—say it’s time to replace your roof entirely.
While this may seem like an extremely daunting task (especially in Florida!) hiring a good roofing contractor is the easiest way to ensure the best efficiency and quality in a roof. But how will you know you’re hiring a good roofing contractor? It’s simple; you ask questions.
We’ve put together five essential questions to ask your roofing contractor to guarantee a great experience—and a roof that lasts!
1.) Where are you located?
It is important to establish a full company name, phone number, and physical address to guarantee the company is local and legitimate.
Unfortunately, it is easy to pose as a reputable roofing company online. A local physical location is extremely vital to prove credibility and ensure the roof follows all local installation codes. A local business also ensures the ability to reach the company with any questions or concerns.
2.) What warranty is offered for the work and products?
Warranties protect your investments. Your roof is no exception.
A roofing project typically consists of two separate warranties. One for the workmanship, usually provided by the roofing company, and the other for the roofing materials, usually provided by the manufacturer.
It is essential to ask — and understand — exactly what is being covered under each separate warranty and how long each lasts.
3.) Are you properly insured?
All roofing contractors should, at minimum, have workers’ compensation and liability insurance to protect the homeowner and the workers.
Workers’ compensation insurance allows the homeowner to be covered in the event of a contractor injury. Liability insurance covers any damages during replacement or repair.
If there is an accident, it is important to make sure you, the homeowner, are safe from paying medical bills or property damages.
4.) Do you have the appropriate licenses?
It is important to ask your contractor if they have the right license for your city/state.
The necessary licenses typically vary by location, so it is vital to check with your local licensing office about what is required in your area. It is crucial that your roofing contractor is up to date and has no outstanding violations.
5.) How long have you been in business?
Inquiring about how many years of experience your contractor may have will give you an idea about their history and pricing.
It is necessary to make sure that the company will still be around for the entirety of your warranty and in the event of any problems or questions years down the road.
If your contractor has years of experience under their belt, they are more likely to have access to examples of their work and customer references to ensure proper quality, experience, and knowledge of the industry.
Changes to your roof can be scary, but they don’t have to be.
Need more insurance that your roof is in good hands? Proformance Roofing is here to help you through all your roofing inquiries.
Contact us at 407-512-8661 with any questions or concerns. We can help ensure a quality roofing experience.