By asking these questions, you can be sure that the roofer you are renting is the most trusted roofer in your area, so you can provide quality roof replacement.
Q1: Do you have a license?
Most states in the United States require roof workers to get permission. However, please note that each of the 50 states has different licensing requirements. What should you do? Take the time to research the licensing requirements in your area. If your state requires roofers or contractors to be licensed to deal with customers, then only those licensees are required. This way, whenever problems arise, you can ensure the protection of the country. Also, please make sure their license is up to date. Check approval and expiration dates.
Q2: Do you have insurance for the roofer?
In the past, contractors with three or fewer roof workers did not need to receive workers’ compensation and liability insurance. But things have changed, and now this has become a necessary condition of the law. However, there are still roof contractors and part-time roofers who do not comply with this requirement. And, obviously, the reason is that insurance costs are expensive and put an extra burden on them. So they seized the opportunity. But the real problem is that they work on the roof project and they are injured or the contractor's roof worker is injured. If you do not have proper insurance, you may have to pay for the medical expenses of the injured roof. So you need another fee. Therefore, be sure to check that the roofing tool is only licensed and insured.
Q3: Do you have general liability insurance?
This time, you will need to check the general liability insurance for the roofer. This can guarantee your property while they are working. For example, a roofer of the contractor accidentally fired the house after the welding equipment was left unattended. If this happens, you can't ask the company to actually pay the loss because they don't have general liability insurance. Instead, you have to take everything to regain what you lost in the fire. To avoid this, don't just trust what the contractor said. Try to check their insurance documents. Once you know who the insurance company is, call the company to verify the information.
Q4: Have you taken out the old roof?
Roofed contractors will try to get your approval just to check the old roof with normal eyes, using your own eyes, claiming that this can help them save money. Then, if everything looks good, they will put the old shingles on the old ones. This is wrong. The truth of the matter is that the old shingles must be pulled out to see if it has damaged areas or decayed parts. If you do not detect a damaged part, you may encounter more problems and costs in the future.
Question 5: Did you leave a drip edge during installation?
The drip edge gives way to runoff water rather than into the drain. Therefore, this protects the wood and fascia of the roof. If this metal is not installed, water damage will soon occur. It is worth noting that some roofers do not include edge metal placement in the roofing process. So if they do install this, you'd better ask the contractor first.