Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor
If your home’s roof is starting to show its age and is no longer providing the level of protection you want, it’s probably time to consult with a roofing contractor about your repair or replacement options. There is a long list of roofing companies serving New England, so how do you find one that you can trust to provide outstanding service at a fair price? If you take the time to ask a few important questions, you can greatly improve your odds of receiving top-quality work and having a stress-free experience.
Here are some questions you may want to ask:
Is Your Company Licensed & Insured?
Unfortunately, there are many unlicensed contractors out there who offer too-good-to-be-true prices and provide substandard work. If you want to be sure that your roofing company is following state-mandated requirements and is meeting industry standards, ask to see proof of licensing and insurance.
Will My Old Roof Be Removed?
Don’t believe a roofing contractor that tells you it’s fine to install new shingles over the existing roof. While this practice saves time and money, it can lead to major issues. To truly identify all the issues with your roof, such as rotting wood under the shingles, the old roof needs to be completely stripped.
What Types of Roofing Products Do You Offer?
A roofing contractor’s reputation is tied to the products it offers. Be sure to find out which manufacturers the company uses, as product quality can vary greatly. Additionally, roofing companies that are accredited by a manufacturer can often provide better warranties.
Do You Install a Total Roofing System?
It’s not enough to replace roof shingles. Your roof replacement contractor should install a complete roofing system that offers outstanding protection against water intrusion and weather-related blow-offs as well as adequate attic ventilation.
What Types of Warranties Do You Offer?
Today’s products should come with a minimum of 25 years of warranty protection, in addition to workmanship guarantees. Don’t settle for less.
NEWPRO Is the Smart Roofing Choice
Since 1945, NEWPRO has been providing outstanding home improvement services to homeowners throughout New England. We’re a licensed roofing contractor that offers the exclusive Max-Protect Roofing System, which is designed to provide optimal durability and performance in the harsh local climate. Additionally, we offer a 25-year, 100%-coverage warranty on products, labor, and workmanship, as well as 50-year coverage on lifetime shingles. If you would like to learn more, contact us today.