A major home improvement project, like a roof replacement, often leads to high levels of stress and anxiety for homeowners. Fortunately, hiring the right roofing contractor for the job can make the whole process much easier. So, how do you make the best hiring decision? It’s all about asking the right questions.
In this guide, we’ll cover the most important questions to ask and why to help make it easier for you to find the right roofing company for your project.
Are You Licensed, Bonded, and Insured?
The best way to start narrowing down your search is to ask whether they’re licensed, bonded, and insured, simply because it’s not worth the risk of working with a contractor that’s not. So, what does all of this mean?
A licensed roofing contractor has to register with and meet certain requirements set at the state level. Being bonded means that if you have a problem with the company or the work they do, you can fall back on the bond company instead of losing out on your time and money. Finally, a fully insured roofing contractor should have general liability, company vehicle, and worker’s compensation coverage, so you’re not held liable should an accident happen on your property.
Any reputable roofing company will be happy to show you proof of licensing, bonds, and insurance to give you peace of mind when making your decision.
How Long Have You Been in Business?
All roofing companies have to start somewhere, but hiring a brand new company for your project comes along with inherent risks. It’s better to look for a company with years of experience to help ensure that your project goes smoothly.
Here at Semper Fi Roofing & Exteriors, we’ve been proudly serving homeowners in and around Milwaukee for years, providing the highest quality product in the roofing industry. Our experience is unmatched and we’re prepared to handle anything that may come up during a roofing project because we’ve likely dealt with it in a past project.
Do You Have References?
The best way to get a feel for what it’s like to work with a roofing contractor is to get feedback from their previous customers. Before you decide who to hire, ask for references that you can contact to learn more about their experience with the company.
Beyond asking for references, you can also do your own research, looking at online reviews on a company’s website, Google listing, or social media profiles. Our roofing team believes our customers are the ones who know us best, which is why we love to let them do the talking for us! You can read through dozens of reviews from our real customers here.
Will You Give Me a Written Estimate?
Few things are worse than going through with a home improvement project, only to receive a much higher bill than you were originally quoted. To help avoid this, ask to make sure you’ll receive a written estimate before agreeing to move forward with your project.
While unexpected issues can always arise during a project, at Semper Fi Roofing & Exteriors, we operate from a place of honesty and transparency. We’ll always communicate with you if anything changes that will affect your original quoted amount, so you’re never surprised at the end of your project.
A Roofing Contractor You Can Trust
Finding the right roofing contractor is a big decision. By asking the questions we’ve outlined above, you can narrow down your search and feel confident in your hiring decision. If you’re in the greater Milwaukee area, we hope you’ll agree that Semper Fi Roofing & Exteriors is the right choice for your project.
We’re committed to providing high-quality workmanship and the very best customer service so your project runs smoothly from start to finish. Contact us today to receive a free, no-obligation in-home quote for your roofing project.