You’ve been looking around and you’ve found a few contractors who look like they could be solid choices, but you’re still unsure. How do you know which one to choose? What questions should I ask a roofer? To help reduce your stress levels, here are 5 signs that the contractor you’re considering is doing a good job of assessing your roof:
1. They ask for pictures
Roofing contractors who do a good assessment of your roof will ask you to provide them with pictures. If they don’t, it’s okay to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that they’re asking for your approval before proceeding because taking pictures is a very important part of their job. Of course, if they don’t ask you to provide pictures, then that’s a good indication that they either don’t know what they’re doing or are only interested in getting the job done quickly.
2. They take measurements themselves
If your roofer brings out a tape measure and measures the roof on their own, it’s a sign that they see this as part of their job and they’re taking it seriously. It’s also a very important part of their job as they need to know the correct measurements in order to provide you with an accurate estimate. If your roofer asks someone else to take the measurements, such as a helper or office worker, then this is not a good sign.
3. They walk around the roof
Sometimes it can be hard to see shingles missing or metal flashing that needs replacing when you’re on the ground so it’s best if your roofer climbs up onto your roof and checks things out there. If they do this, then they see themselves as part of the team in charge of restoring your home’s exterior and view this as part of their job. If they don’t, then this is a clear sign that they’re not taking your project seriously and are only interested in getting it done as quickly as possible.
4. They draw up plans
Good roofers will always be prepared for any new problems that arise or existing problems that have gone undetected until now. They will make a plan and draw it up for reference. They may even bring samples of metal roofing or shingles with them to ensure that you get exactly what you want.
5. They answer your questions
A good roofer should be able to answer all your questions, not just about roofing but also about other aspects such as roof maintenance and roof prices. If they can answer your questions, it shows that they’ve done their research and care about you as a person who has unique needs to be addressed.
If you find a contractor like this, then you’re in luck! They’re not just someone who’s interested in getting the job done but also genuinely care about helping you achieve your roofing goals. If they pass these 5 tests, then you’ve probably found yourself a good roofer.