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Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Roofing Contractor

The success of your residential roof installation highly depends on the contractor you will hire for your project. However, with all the companies out there, it can often be a challenge to find the right one for the job. One thing that can help this task is to ask the right questions to your prospective roofers. 

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Here are key questions to ask when hiring a roofing contractor.  

Are You Licensed?

Most states require contractors to get a license to operate their business. Make sure that your roofer is licensed to work in your area because codes and requirements vary between states. You want to hire a contractor who will adhere to the local codes and regulations of your state. Licensing will also give you a legal recourse in case something wrong happens during your project. 

Can You Show Proof of Insurance?

Only work with a roofing installation contractor who has both workman’s compensation and general liability insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance covers the employees while they are in your home. It is beneficial in case someone gets injured while doing the job. Meanwhile, general liability insurance covers property damage incurred while the workers are installing your new roof. 

Are You Going to Remove the Old Roof?

Some contractors may give your roof a look and say that an overlay is the best option. However, installing new shingles over the old ones can cause a long list of problems in the long run. For instance, the added weight of the new shingles can compromise the structural integrity of your home. By removing the old roof and installing a new one, your home is better protected from the elements. A tear-off also usually lasts longer and appears more attractive than an overlay. 

Are you interested in getting a new shingle or metal roofing? Choose State Roofing for quality residential and commercial roofing services. Call us at (360) 794-7164 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients around Seattle, WA.

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