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10 Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Roofer

10 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Roofer

Selecting the roofing contractor purely off recommendations or feelings is risky without knowing all the facts about the contractor, so here are 10 questions you can ask that will help you hire a roofer:

  1. Do you offer additional warranty and workmanship coverage?
      Roofing contractors usually can offer a limited warranty that may include workmanship coverage. A lot of Companies offer extended warranty. 
  2. Which roofing products will you use on my roof?
    Not all roofing materials are the same, so be sure your roofer works with a name you can trust. visit Charlotte Ace Roofing page for more info. Learn more about Owens Corning® roofing products. 
  3. Can you work directly with insurance company?
    Not all roofing companies work with insurance companies. It’s best to hire a roofing company that is able to work directly with your insurance company if you have an insurance claim. Visit our Storm Response page for storm damage
  4. Do you comply with all local building codes?
     The roofer should know and comply with all local building codes at all times. 
  5. Could you please give me a list of references?
     It is always a good idea to ask for references and call a few of them. 
  6. Will you perform a full inspection?
     In addition to checking for wind and hail damage, your roofing contractor should perform a thorough inspection of the entire roofing system, including the deck, attic, flashing, chimney, soil stacks, and other roof penetrations. 
  7. Can you check for adequate ventilation?
     Your roofer should check the existing attic ventilation and explain the importance of proper ventilation. This process will include inspecting the roof from inside the attic to determine if the current ventilation system is working properly. Also, poor ventilation can damage your shingles and invalidate your manufacturer’s warranty.  
  8. Will you install synthetic underlayment?
     Roofers will install either a synthetic or felt underlayment as the first layer of protection on your roof deck. If you’re looking for advanced protection against leaks, water absorption, and mold then you’ll want to make sure your contractor will use a synthetic product rather than felt. Learn more by visiting Charlotte Ace Roofing roof replacement page.
  9. Will you install ice and water barriers? 
    Depending on your roof, additional ice and water barriers between the shingles and the wood deck may be needed to help prevent ice damming, wind-driven rain, or collected water.  
  10. Will you follow the manufacturer’s specifications?
    Your roofer should be familiar with and follow all manufacturer’s specifications since improper application can affect your manufacturer’s warranty.


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