hiring roofersThis winter is a busy time for roofers in Jacksonville. If you need a brand new roof, you’re going to have to go through the usual route: do your research, ask for referrals from people you trust, and when the round of interviews begin, you will need to verify the authenticity of the roofing crew’s references and licensing. With the basics out of the way, here are 3 things you should ask about before you shake your hands and make a deal, according to Money:

  • Can you swing by or visit a current project of the crew? Ask to drop by a job site your future crew is working on before you make a decision. This will give you an idea of how the crew works. An added advantage of this, too, is it’s likely that the roofing company will give you one of its top crews just to make you say yes.
  • What parts of your roofing system will they replace? Does your home have two or more layers? Some building codes say it’s standard to have all those layers removed before you attempt to put a new roof in place. However, the tasks of removing all those layers do add to the bill as well as the time and effort it takes to get your new roof up. Unscrupulous roofers who might not want to deal with the extra hassle might just put in the roof without replacing any of the layers. To keep this from happening, make sure you know exactly what’s going on with the roof job. Also, the roofing company should put in a rubber membrane in all of the roof valleys (where two slopes come together) to prevent leaks in the future.
  • Is everyone on the crew insured? While it’s good to hear that the roofers are insured, it doesn’t hurt to request for a letter from the insurance provider of your roofers to confirm and verify the truth of that statement. Think of it as a way to cover your bases. If something happens, you’ll be liable and those costs could take a chunk out of your savings. So take the extra time to clear this up before you go any further.

Remember these three things when you start interviewing roofers. If you want to find roofers in Jacksonville, visit us at StormForce. Get in touch with us for more information on our crew and roofing services.

Scouting for roofers in Jacksonville? Call us at StormForce. Our experienced crews will do their best to provide you with your roofing needs.