One of the simplest and most effective ways to narrow down prospective roofing contractors is by interviewing them. By asking crucial things and noting how they answer them, you’ll gain a clearer idea of what your experience will be like with a given company. But you can actually make the selection process even easier by throwing them a curveball. MHI Roofing, a trusted roof, and gutter installation expert shares some of these lesser-known questions to ask your prospective roofer:
What’s Your Legal Business Name?
You probably already know just how it is for people and businesses to falsely represent themselves online. That’s why it’s crucial to learn the legal business name of your prospective roofing contractor. Once you get an answer, look them up on state and federal directories. A little bit of research can go a long way. And when in doubt of the answer you’re given? Ask your roofer for a copy of their state license or proof of insurance. They should have no problem sending you one.
Do You Offer Roof-Overs?
“Yes” and “Sure, we do” are the answers you don’t want to hear. There are many reasons for this. One: a roof-over just installs a new layer of shingles on top of the old one, which means any problems with the old roofing system are not dealt with prior to the roof-over. Two: the additional weight of the new shingle layer can weaken your roof structure, causing the system to sag. Three: a roof-over can actually void your roofing warranty in most cases. And four: the process can lead to poor roof ventilation, which is essential in a roof’s life and performance. Reliable roofing contractors like MHI Roofing would never offer a roof-over because they know it can harm your roof.
Can You Tell Me What Level Insurance You Have?
The sad fact is that worker injuries and property damage are not at all uncommon in a roofing project. You’ll want to work with a roofing company that has the necessary insurance, plus workers’ compensation and liability coverage, to better protect you should anything go awry during the project. When asking about this particular information, make sure to only accept answers that are an exact match, or exceeds, the minimum state requirements. Follow this up by asking them to send you a copy of their insurance details and liability policy.
Whether you need quality attic insulation or roof replacement, MHI Roofing will definitely deliver. Look no further for exceptional workmanship backed by decades of experience. We proudly serve McDonald, PA, plus some areas in West Virginia and Ohio. Call us today at (412) 831-9991 or fill out this contact form to schedule your inspection.