When hiring a roofing contractor, you need to vet your candidates carefully to ensure you hire someone reliable. Part of the vetting process involves asking each candidate a few key questions. In today’s post, V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding lists the questions you need to ask.
What’s Your Insurance Level?
Roofing insurance levels are tricky to understand as they vary depending on the state and what kind of contractor you’re hiring. To figure out what insurance level is required in your state, you can do a quick search on the internet by going to your state’s official website. If your contractor tells you that their insurance level is an exact match or exceeds the requirement, that’s a good thing. If they’re hesitant about answering this question, it’s best to move along.
Can You Do a Roofing Layover Instead of Full Replacement?
To determine if you’re dealing with an ethical contractor, ask them if they can do a “layover” instead of a complete roof replacement. If they say yes, then find another roofer to replace the roof as layovers are actually bad practice.
Can the Estimate be Left in my Mailbox?
If your roofer insists on dropping off the estimate for your roof repair or replacement in your mailbox, find another professional. This can backfire on you because you’ll lose the chance to ask important questions about the company, product or their installation practices. When hiring a professional, only hire someone who is willing to meet with you face to face.
What’s Your Legal Business Name?
In the age of the internet, it’s easy for less-than-reputable contractors to present themselves under a false name. When conducting a background check on your prospective roofer, ask for their legal business name and avoid hiring them if they sound hesitant or unclear. This is because you might be dealing with a ‘fly by night” contractor, that could steal your deposit or install lower-quality materials than the ones you paid for.
For your roofing requirements, don’t hesitate to approach V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding. We are your leading provider of roof installation and repair services. Give us a call at (203) 639-1634 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.