When you need roofing work performed on your home, such as a roof replacement or repair, you certainly want a reputable and experienced roofing contractor doing the job. By unknowingly hiring the wrong contractor, you could face potential problems with liability, warranties, unscrupulous upselling, and more. These are headaches you don’t need nor have to endure.
Read on to learn which questions to ask prospective roofing contractors and the correct answers to expect to get your project off on the right foot.
Are You Licensed And Insured?
Residential contractors must be licensed and insured. The contractor performing the roofing work could be licensed as a residential roofer, a residential remodeler, or a residential building contractor. If the contractor also performs gutter, downspout, or soffit and fascia work, a residential remodeler or residential building contractor license is required.
As far as insurance, if the contractor you hire doesn’t carry the minimum insurance required, you could be held liable for structural damage or injuries on the job. So, in addition to being licensed, make sure your contractor carries the minimum insurance required. Aurum Contracting is insured above what Wisconsin and Illinois states require.
Who Performs The Work?
It’s important to know who performs the actual work on your home. Some contractors use subcontractors and day laborers to perform the job. This is not an ideal situation. If the contractor doesn’t pay the subcontractor, it’s possible that a lien could be placed on your home. Only use roofing contractors that employ permanent staff to perform the work for their clients.
Do You Warranty Your Work?
There are often two types of warranties involved in residential roofing projects, such as with a roof replacement. A manufacturer’s warranty covers materials, such as asphalt and architectural shingles, when the shingles are installed to manufacturer specifications.
The second type of warranty, and equally important, covers the contractor’s labor. At Aurum Contracting, we install roof replacements to code and manufacturer specifications, and we also provide our 5-Year Craftsmanship Warranty on all of our work. We’ve got your roof covered!
Do You Help With Insurance Claims From Storm Damage?
When your roof has sustained damage from a storm, it often means dealing with your insurance company. These waters can be murky and difficult to navigate without the right contractor. At Aurum Contracting, we provide you a fast, free, and no-obligation roof inspection and estimate. Further, we advocate for our customers with their insurance companies to ensure our customers receive every penny of home damage incurred.
Can You Provide Customer Reviews Of Recent Work?
Our goal at Aurum Contracting is to provide 100% satisfaction to all of our customers. Every job counts, and we are only as good as our last job. We are proud of our work, and we are proud to share our customer reviews and testimonials to other potential customers. That’s why we stand behind all of our work with a written 5-Year Craftsmanship Warranty.
If you are in need of a roof replacement, repair, or home exterior project, contact the experts at Aurum Contracting. We’ll be happy to provide a fast, free, and no-obligation inspection and estimate. Thank you for stopping by!