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Finding a trusted roofing contractor to replace your roof can feel overwhelming. You want your roof to be well taken care of, with no stress. It’s a huge risk to hire someone who isn’t experienced or leaves your roof in worse condition. But with this handy list of tips, you’ll know how to ask the right questions to uncover the best fit for your needs! 

Hire a Roofing Contractor with These Qualifications

1. Licensed and Insured

Start your search by asking if your potential contractor is licensed in your state and properly insured. They should carry workers’ compensation and liability insurance to protect you should the unexpected happen and someone get injured on your property. 

2. Experienced

Ask how long the contractor has been in business, what their specialty is, and where they are based. They should have a local, physical address. Avoid getting scammed by ensuring the company you hire has a local presence so you can contact them during and after they finish the work. 

3. Track Record of Success

Research the contractors you are considering by reading online reviews and checking their ratings with the Better Business Bureau. Ask them for the addresses of three previous customers so you can go see their work firsthand. With their permission, contact the homeowners and learn what it was like to work with the company and how satisfied they are with the outcome. 

4. Accurate Estimate

Make sure the contractor you hire will inspect your current roof thoroughly (pictures and/or video coverage of problem areas are helpful). They should provide you with an accurate written estimate outlining the project’s timeline, payment schedule, and a breakdown of the cost of materials and labor. Ensure they will secure the building permit if one is needed, and find out about payment details. It’s important to get all your project specifics in writing to avoid surprises. 

5. Safety Conscious

Ask the contractors you are considering about their safety protocol for their workers. While you are at it, find out how they will ensure the safety of your property including your home, driveway, and landscaping. Inquire about their final clean-up after installing your roof, and ask about their daily routine to ensure nails or other sharp debris don’t get left in your yard where they could cause an accident. 

6. Able to Create a Feasible Timeline

Learn about how soon the roofing contractor can schedule your project, how long your roof replacement will take, and what happens if the weather doesn’t cooperate on the dates your replacement is scheduled. The company should have an inclement weather policy, and it’s good to know that before your project begins. 

7. A Thorough Roof Replacement Process

Ask the roofer about their replacement process before you hire them. Find out if they remove and dispose of your current roof. Inquire about what they do if they find areas that need repair under your roof and how that impacts your overall cost and timeline. Ask who will help you decide on a roofing material and color to bring out the best in your home’s aesthetics. Discover the types of materials you have to choose from and what they recommend for your home. 

8. Informative

You’ll need to have fluid communication with the contractor you hire, so find out who will handle your project and how you will be updated as it progresses. 

Get Reliable Roofing Installation for Your New York Home

Connecting with a reputable roofing contractor you are confident in will unfold nicely when you follow the tips above. 

Realize the two ingredients of a successful roof replacement include the right team, and top materials. At Giant Siding & Windows, we use industry-leading GAF roofing products, giving homeowners confidence. And we install your roof with care. 
Learn how our roofing replacement services can safeguard your home from damage and enhance its curb appeal.