It is important to make sure that you are asking about more than just how much a roofer would charge when he or she comes to your property to check out the roofing job that you need to have done. To help make sure that you do not end up with any regrets, you will want to take a few moments to review the following questions that need to be asked.
"Do You Have Roofing Jacks And Harnesses?"
Safety should always be the number one concern of a roofer. However, this does not mean that there are not roofers out there who feel it is fine to work without safety equipment such as harnesses and roofing jacks. The roofing jacks are temporarily attached to the roof and allow for the roofer to walk back and forth across a platform while laying shingles. The harness is worn by the roofer and is attached to the peak of the roof through the use of an adjustable rope. By making sure that the roofer you are considering hiring has such things and intends on using them, you will be able to be much more confident that there will be no accidents, such as anyone falling from your roof.
"Do You Carry Roofers Insurance?"
Roofers insurance protects both you and the roofing contractor. Should a costly mistake happen to your roof, their insurance policy would cover the damages. Also, if the roofer were to become injured while on the job, they will be personally protected through their roofers insurance, instead of relying on your homeowners insurance or taking you to court for payment for damages.
"How Many Days Will It Take To Complete The Work?"
Instead of hearing that the job should be done by next week, you want to know the specific amount of days that it should take to complete the work. This way, you can keep track of the roofer's progress, even if there are rain days when he or she is not able to work on your roof. After all, it is too dangerous to work on a roof in the rain and, depending on the stage of the roofing project, everything may have to completely dry before further work can be completed so that mold growth is not a problem in the future.
By using those questions, you should have no problem getting all of the information needed from the roofer that is bidding on the job. With his or her price, as well as the answers to those questions, in mind, you should have no trouble making the best decision when it comes to hiring the best professional for the job.