Have you ever had a roofer out for an estimate? Were you ever at a loss for what questions to ask? By asking the right questions, you can get the answers that will be most helpful in choosing the right contractor. Here are three must-ask questions we’d recommend.

Are you licensed and insured?

Before any work is started on your roof, make sure all employees provide you with a copy of their insurance certificates. If a worker happens to be injured on your property, their insurance will cover the costs so that you are not liable. The company you hire should also have proper business licensing established in your state, which can be verified online at the Contractor’s Licensing website.

Do you have local referrals?

It’s always helpful to look at any previous work that has been done by a company. In many cases, a reputable company will provide you with a list of previous homeowners to tell you about their experience with the company and the quality of their work. In a digital world, it’s important to also do your own research on roofing companies in your area to find the one that best suits your needs.

What’s covered in your warranty?

When you invest in a new roof, make sure you thoroughly read through the contract and see what comes in the warranty. Some warranties may only cover the cost of defected roofing materials in a certain time frame, while others may cover full-system costs which can include all roofing accessories.

Searching for a qualified roofer doesn’t have to be the hassle. Ask yourself these three simple questions and put some time into finding the best company for your roofing needs.