Whether you need a roofing contractor for minor repair work or a full roof replacement, choosing the right one can help ensure its success. To find the right roofer, you have to ask the right questions. In today’s post, the local roofers at JAM Roofing share the key questions you should ask before you hire a roofing contractor.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
The State of Oregon requires a license for anyone who works in any construction activity, which, of course, includes roofing. A valid license is more than just proof that a roofing contractor is legitimate. It also proves that they will ensure compliance with all applicable building codes.
Hiring a licensed contractor should also give assurance that they’re insured. Insurance coverage that includes general liability insurance and workers’ compensation—which provides coverage for accidental property damage and workplace injuries, respectively—are required by the State before one can apply for a license.
What Is the Scope of Work?
Any roofing company worth hiring should be able to provide an outline of what they’re supposed to do to your roof. They should also be able to explain details such as the type of materials that will be used, the installation or repair timeline, and required labor. More importantly, their quotation or estimate should reflect everything you have discussed.
How Will You Protect My Property?
Roof installation and repair creates a lot of dust and debris, so it only follows that you need a guarantee that your property won’t be damaged as your roof is replaced. While general liability insurance coverage gives you the assurance that you will be compensated for damaged property, careful roofers who take measures to prevent damage in the first place are preferable.
Your roofer should have a “protection plan” that includes covering surrounding landscaping with tarpaulin, providing covered paths for installers to walk on, and having tools like electromagnets that will thoroughly clean stray roofing nails from the ground.
JAM Roofing is your leading provider of roofing installation and repair services. Give us a call at (541) 773-7663. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Medford and Grants Pass, OR, and surrounding Oregon communities.