5 Questions To Ask Your Roofing Company About Getting A New Roof

Posted on: 9 May 2023

Working with a good roofing company takes a lot of the stress out of getting a new roof. A new roof is a large investment, and you want to make sure you're making good decisions. Here are some questions you may want to ask the roofing company before you get your new roof.

1. Will The Work Come With A Warranty? 

Roofing materials should come with a manufacturer's warranty that covers manufacturing problems and not storm damage unless the damage occurred due to a manufacturing error. Your roofing company may also offer a warranty for the installation. If so, be sure to understand what both warranties cover, and don't forget to register your warranty once the roof is applied.

2. Do You Need To Be Home When They're Working?

You probably won't need to be home when the crew is working. The loud noises might be annoying anyway. The contractor can send you a message or give you a call if they need to talk to you. You'll probably get together when it's time to make payments and when the roof is on. However, the roofers won't need to get inside your home, so you shouldn't need to take off work just because you're getting a new roof.

3. Who Obtains The Permit?

Your roofer will probably get the permit for you and pass along the fee. The roofer will also work with the city inspector when they come to check the roof. You won't be inconvenienced with inspections or have to bother with them at all. The permit will go on your property record as proof that your new roof was installed properly and inspected.

4. Can New Shingles Go Over Old Ones?

Your roofing company may not recommend putting new shingles over the old ones. If your old roof has water damage, it may not be possible to cover up the old roof. If the old roof is still dry and in decent shape, the roofing company may discuss the pros and cons of adding a new layer of roofing so you make the right choice.

5. Will Shingles Be Delivered?

The new shingles may arrive a few days before work starts or they might arrive after enough of the shingles have been removed so that the bundles of new shingles can be put down on the roof. They'll be placed so they're out of your way but easy for the roofers to reach. The only thing that will be in your way is the dumpster, but it should only be in your driveway for a few days.

Contact a local roofing service to learn more.