The rains have come, and you realize there’s a leak in the roof, what do you do? The obvious answer is, “Hire a roofer”, but since you’ve never had this problem before where do you start? There are a number of things to consider when you hire a roofer. Heritage Roofing, your local Prescott roofing company, brings you some things to consider.
Following are a few things to ask a potential roofer about:
Are You Licensed? – It is very important that you hire an Arizona State licensed contractor. The state sets basic requirements for a contractor to help protect the consumer. This includes active insurance coverage for liability and workers compensation. You can verify a contractor’s active license status by going to http://www.azroc.gov/roc/contractorsearch.html
Are You Insured? – Make sure that the roofer you choose is bonded and insured. This will ensure you that the roofer and their employees will not try to sue you if they are injured on the job. Asking specifically about worker compensation is important.
What’s the Warranty? – It is important to verify that your roofer is using a good quality material that comes with a warranty. Make sure you know what the warranty is on both labor and materials before signing a contract for have roof repairs done.
Experienced? – Although a new roofer may be able to do the job, most of us are more comfortable with someone who has been around a while and has experience doing the work we need done. Ask about their experience – have they done your type of roof before? Do they do repairs as well as new roofing?
Where are you located? – In the Prescott area, there are many roofers, and a good number of them are from Phoenix who come to Prescott, offering competitive pricing and great service. But what happens in the case of an emergency? If the roofing contractor is in Phoenix, how long will it take to schedule a simple inspection/repair if an emergency arises. A local roofer may have someone down the street that can stop by on their way home.
Fixing a leak in the roof may be as simple as a repair or as extensive as having to replace the entire roof. It’s important that you have a roofer that you can trust to take care of that leak, to only the work that needs to be done, and provide the work at a reasonable cost. You should hire a reputable local roofing company in the Prescott area such as Heritage Roofing! We can manage all your roofing needs from roof repairs to roof replacements. Contact us today to get a free estimate, call 928-910-2765. Local, licensed, bonded, and insured. Keep calm and roof on!