Hiring the right roofing contractor is a big decision that you shouldn’t take lightly. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, it’s important to take the time to ask a few key questions before you sign a contract.
So, which questions hold the most weight in making your decision? We’ve outlined them (and why they’re important to ask) below!
Are You a Local Company?
One of the most important things you need to ask before hiring a roofer is whether they’re a local company with a physical location. Many homeowners don’t realize that there are some out-of-state companies that roll into cities after a big storm, offering extremely low prices.
These “storm chasers” as we call them in the industry, then take your money and focus on the next town to hit, without caring about meeting local building codes or properly installing your roof. As a result, you’ll be out a lot of money and you’ll still have to get work done on your roof.
You can avoid this by only hiring local, established companies, like our team here at UHQ Construction. We proudly have showrooms in Greenwood and Carmel!
If I Have a Problem, Who Should I Contact?
Next, you want to make sure you hire a roofing company that will stand by their work. It can be hard to measure that before actually working with a company, but asking who you can contact if there’s a problem is a good way to get some insight.
If the company hesitates to give you a name, they probably won’t take your complaints seriously and will blow off any concerns you may have.
As a family-owned company, that’s not how we operate. When you have any questions, complaints, or concerns, you’ll have a direct point of contact who can help you.
What Kind of Warranty Do You Offer?
It’s also important to find out what type of warranty options are available to you. After all, a new roof is an investment and you want it to be protected.
Here at UHQ Construction, we proudly offer a variety of manufacturer warranties for the products we install, including the Owens Corning Standard Roofing Warranty. On top of that, we also have a UHQ Lifetime Labor Warranty on all of the projects we complete.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
One of the most effective ways to vet a roofing company is to ask about its credentials. Legitimate roofing contractors should have licenses and insurance so they can legally work on your home. Most of the “storm chasers” we mentioned above don’t have those credentials.
If you ask a roofing company to show proof of licensing and insurance and they’re vague or hesitant to do so, take it as a sign to find a different company to hire.
Our team here at UHQ Construction knows how important honesty and transparency are to our customers. We’re always more than happy to show proof of our credentials so you have peace of mind before starting your project.
Do You Have Any Certifications?
Finally, it’s helpful to ask about any awards or certifications that a roofing company has earned. When a company shows that it’s willing to go above and beyond for its customers, it’s usually a good sign that it can be trusted to handle your project.
Our team is proud to be an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, meaning we bring specialized expertise to every roofing project we complete.
Trust UHQ Construction as Your Roofing Contractor
Now that you’ve learned the most important questions to ask a roofing contractor, we invite you to ask all of them (and any more you have!) to our team. As the greater Indianapolis area’s leading exterior remodeling company, we have a proven track record of providing high-quality craftsmanship and customer service to homeowners like you.
When you’re ready to move forward with your roofing project, request a free estimate from our team.