Tips from the Experts: Finding Professional Roofers

Your roofing in Milford is an investment you’re going to have to make at least once in your life. Whether you’re reroofing or repairing your roof, it’s important to hire a roofing contractor with all the credentials a professional roofer should have.

How will you know if the contractor you’re going to hire is a professional? Here are some questions you can ask:

Do you have a business address, website, and contact number?
Ask for the contractor’s office address, website, tax identification number, and contact details. These prove that the contractor is well established in the roofing industry.

Are you licensed and fully insured?
The local government has strict requirements before contractors can obtain a license, which will allow them to offer their services in the area. You should also ask if they are insured so that you are protected from liabilities in case an accident happens while they are working on your property.

Are you a member of any organization? Do you have certifications from leading roofing manufacturers?
Affiliations with different associations and top brands, such as CertainTeed and GAF, mean that the contractors have attended various trainings and are actively searching for ways to keep their team up-to-date with the latest installation techniques under the tutelage of industry leaders.

Can I have a list of references?
To learn how the contractors treat their customers, ask for at least three local references you can interview. To see feedback from their past clients, you can also check the website of the Better Business Bureau.

What is your reroofing process, and how long will the project take?
Keep in mind that you should be included in the whole process of the roofing project—from when the materials are being chosen to when the whole project will be completed. Ask about all the details and request for a timeline for the project.

Aside from a manufacturer’s warranty, what other warranties do you offer?
Apart from the manufacturer’s warranty, some contractors offer an installation or service warranty. Make sure you understand the details of your warranty. If you have any questions regarding its limitations, ask the contractor about it.

With many contractors to choose from, finding the right team of professionals may be confusing for some homeowners. When you know the right questions to ask, however, things will be easier for you.

If you’re looking for a home improvement company you can truly trust with your roofing, choose Empire Construction Group. We have been providing services in Bethany Beach, Rehoboth, Milford, and surrounding areas since 1999.

Apart from roofing, we also offer other home improvement services and products, including siding and window replacement in Delaware. Contact us for a free estimate and more information on our services.

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