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Questions to Ask Your Roofer

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When searching for a roofing company, you will probably have many questions. Here we explain the most important questions to ask a roofing contractor.

The Lifespan of Your Roof

You may be thinking ahead and looking for a roofing company to check out your roof because it is at the end of its lifespan. If you know when your roof was last replaced, you'll have a good idea of when you need a new roof. With a shingle roof, the lifespan is 10-20 years. A tile roof lasts about 30-40 years, and those are very common in Florida because they repel the heat from the sun and are durable in extreme weather. Most people have a shingle roof because it is affordable and looks great on any home.

Damage and Repairs After Extreme Weather

If you've had damage to your roof and need it inspected and repaired, you may be looking for someone to come to your home right away, especially if there is rainy weather. You don't want to let leaks continue to let water into your home. Prolonged exposure to moisture can cause more severe damage like wood rotting or unsightly water stains on the walls and ceilings. If you find someone available right away, it is still essential to take your time and ask questions to ensure you have connected with a reliable roofing company.

How Long Have You Been in Business?

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The first question you should ask the roofing company is how long they have been in business. It doesn't necessarily mean a roofing company is not good if they're new to the industry, but it is something to be aware of when choosing a roofing company. A recently started company has not had enough time to gather a roster of satisfied customers and excellent reviews. You'll know if a company is great to work with if their customer gives good reviews. For example, My Florida Roofing Company has over 15 years of experience and an "A+" rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Are You Licensed, Bonded, and Insured?

Another essential question to ask right away is about their credentials. For a contractor to be licensed, they have to register with the state's board of licensing contractors. A license determines if they are a legal business or not. In addition, a license shows they have a higher level of expertise.

You also want to ask if the contractor is bonded. You want the contractor to be bonded because it is a legal contract that protects you if the roofing company cannot hold up their end of the bargain. That means if the contractor does not do what they say they will do you will not be out as much money. Bonds are most common for the more expensive jobs like commercial roofing projects, which we also do here at My Florida Roofing Company.

Insured companies will be proud to offer liability, workers' compensation, and vehicle insurance because it means they care about protecting their staff and equipment. A contractor that is more than happy to back up its claims can be a trustworthy company to work with.

Is the Business Local?

Always ask if your business is local because they will be the most available to you if you need to contact them with any issues or questions. A local company will know the codes and requirements for your area and state. They'll be the most equipped to install your roof and complete the required paperwork correctly. We are the best roofing company in Vero Beach, Florida. You can call us anytime with questions about your roof!

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