When it comes to the need for roofing replacement and the contracting of a roofer for such needs, it is very necessary that you qualify the roofers to contract by asking them some very essential questions and getting qualifying responses to them of course. Think of asking that roofer you are seeking to contract some of these essential questions before handing them the deal to handle your roof replacement needs.
The first question you will ask your roofer is that which will be seeking to know if they actually have the licensing necessary for the trade. Most states often have the requirement that all of the roofers plying trade get their licenses before setting out for the trade finally. However, you need to bear in mind that the laws regarding roofers are of different sorts as per the varied states that are there and as such you will need to do some little research on your particular state’s regulations for the roofers and even more specifically which ones apply to your immediate locality. Ensure that in your dealing with the roofers, you abide by the state’s laws in a strict code. When you have duly met these requirements, you can be sure that you will not stand any risk if something happens to go wrong with the project at any time or even in the future. Think of as well confirming the license statuses and settle for that which is of an up to date in renewals.
Question two; “Do you insure your roofers?”. Today, unlike in the past where the roofers with less than three employees were exempted from the demands to provide for the worker’s compensation and liability cover, all of them are nowadays required by law to provide for the compensation and liability covers for their workers. However, there are some roofers who are not quite heeding this call for the provision of the worker’s compensation and liability cover. Certainly this happens to be due to the fact that to most of them, insurances are still an expensive option to provide for and as such a burden for them to add to the practice. This lack of insurance cover provision by the contractor will expose you the homeowner to serious risks when say a risk occurs when the project is on your roof. Thus it becomes quite important for you to equally give due attention to the insurances availed with the roofers as you also did with their status for licensing. You need to have your home protected anyway.