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Things you need to know when hiring a roofing contractor

Finding roofing contractors can be overwhelming for homeowners. These 8 questions can help you narrow down your options and choose the right roofing contractor for your job.

Are you licensed and insured?

This is an important question, as you want to make sure the contractor you hire is qualified. A licensed contractor is legit and more likely to provide you with the best quality. It’s also crucial that they are insured and have workers compensation to help protect you, the property owner,  in the event of an accident on the job, either to a roofing employee or to your home.

What do you look for during a roof inspection?

When performing a roof inspection, it’s important that your contractor knows what they are looking for. In addition to checking for damages to your roofing material caused by old age or storms, a roofing contractor should inspect the roofing system as a whole including the attic, decking, flashing and chimneys.

What will be included in my written estimate?

Make sure you have all the information about your project written on paper so there are no questions. This should include the detailed inspection report of the damages, the work that needs to be done, the timeline, and the cost. It should also include any work that needs to be contracted out, such as drywall professionals, if you have any damages that a roofer can’t fix themselves.

Can you explain how my roofing system works?

Professional roofing contractors shouldn’t even hesitate to answer this question for you. Oftentimes homeowners don’t understand the layers to a roofing system, which can hinder their decision making when it comes to roof repairs. Understanding your roof can help you make educated choices when moving forward with your project.

Do you help with insurance claims?

If you have roof damage that is covered by homeowners insurance, it’s always helpful to have a roofing contractor that knows how to deal with the insurance company so you, as the homeowner, don’t have too. This will ensure that you are getting the most out of your claim so that your job can be done right with minimal out-of-pocket expenses.

Who will be overseeing my project for quality?

Quality is important when getting a roof repair or replacement. It’s best to know that there is going to be a project manager on site overseeing the quality of your roof.

How do you protect my property during a roofing job?

The rest of your property should be taken care of during a roofing job. This means covering up landscaping before a project starts and a thorough clean up afterwards.

What roofing materials do you prefer to use?

Do your research on the different brands of roofing and make sure your contractor is using a material you can trust to last for years to come.

Asking these 8 questions should help you narrow down your search for the best roofing contractors around. Know that you can trust in KO Roofing to be your preferred contractor in the Omaha area. Call us today for more information about how we can help you fix your roofing.

KO Roofing | www.koroofing.net | (402) 782-4291

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