When you need a roof replacement, you need someone you can trust. Specifically, you need trusted local roof repair contractors that offer the best service. Nowadays, it’s harder to find them among the amateurs and storm chasers. If you need help in choosing one you can trust, ask these four questions during the interview to find out which one is worth hiring.
1. Will You Tear Off the Old Roof?
A good way to determine if your roofer is knowledgeable and trustworthy is by testing their training. When it comes to an old roof, you should tear it off first before replacing. Experienced contractors do not recommend leaving the original layer before they add another. If they answer correctly, you can tell that they know how to handle your roof.
2. How Will I Pay for Your Services?
Whether you need a gutter installation or a roof replacement, you need to pay the contractor for their service. While there are several ways to pay them, one answer is a sign of trouble: when they demand full payment up-front. Do not hire any contractor who demands this, because they most likely won’t give their best effort or, worse, will abscond with your money without doing anything.
3. Do You Have Local References?
Getting a local roofer means finding someone who has worked in the general area before. This means they have contacts and references you can ask. Furnishing you a list of their previous clients is a sign of confidence in their skill. Their references can give you an idea of how they operate so you can see how they work.
4. Are You Licensed?
Most importantly, you have to check if the contractor you’re hiring is licensed. Not only does this show their expertise, it also means they are legally permitted to work on roofs. Otherwise, you’d be forced to tear off any new installation, which can be costly, especially if you’re installing commercial roofing systems.
As a licensed professional, YES Contracting Services is ready to respond to all of your roofing needs. We offer high-quality service for affordable prices and with warranties for your convenience. We serve Johnson City, TN, and the surrounding communities. Call us at (423) 702-4000 to learn more about our services and products.