When homeowners reach out to a trusted Maple Grove contractor, they often have a “million” questions on their mind. To help you focus on the most important, our professionals at Midwest Exteriors have compiled 5 of the best questions to ask your roofing contractor:
1. What is your company’s full name and address?
This question will help you to weed out unscrupulous “storm chasing” roofing contractors who operating out a van…and disappear when the job is done. If you’re handed a post office box number, ask the contractor to provide a physical location. Then – as with all five questions – verify the information on your own.
2. Do you hold a contractor’s license?
A contractor’s license is required by the state of Minnesota for all roofing companies (subcontractors are not required to be licensed, but they must be registered with the state).
3. Do you carry insurance?
Liability insurance protects you, the homeowner, against any damage that could occur to your home in the course of the roofing work while worker’s compensation protects you against paying for medical bills or lawsuits stemming from any injuries that contractors could sustain in the process.
4. What kind of warranties do you provide?
Typically, the manufacturer of the roofing materials will offer a warranty for the roofing supplies themselves, while the roofing contractor will offer a warranty that covers the labor. Ensure that you receive copies of both warranties.
5. Would you please provide me with at least three references in the Maple Grove area?
Past customers can provide valuable information about a roofing contractor and the quality of his work, but be realistic: he is unlikely to give you the name of dissatisfied customers. Add dimension by asking such questions as, “What is the worst thing you can say about the contractor’s work and work ethic?”
It is not every day that you come across a respected and reputable roofing contractor that has run a licensed, bonded and insured business for more than 40 years, boasts an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, offers a lifetime workmanship warranty and delivers superior work at fair prices.
But then again, it is not every day that you come across a company in Maple Grove like Midwest Exteriors.
Call us for a consultation and get your notebook ready: we’ll be ready for your toughest questions!