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Questions to Ask: Stay Informed When Hiring a Roofing Contractor

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Are you thinking about hiring a roofing contractor? You may need roofing services if you have noticed damage to your roof or if you need a new roof installation. Commercial roofing services and residential solutions are available. However, regardless of which option you require, it’s important to make sure that you do understand what you’re getting when you hire a roofing contractor.

Ensure that the contractor you choose will be able to provide the right high-quality service for your specific needs and budget. This is not always a guarantee and there are plenty of businesses that will fall short or leave you in need of repairs months after completing a service. To help avoid these unwanted situations, the professionals at JMR Roofing have compiled a list of questions to ask when you hire a roofing contractor.

The Most Important Rule to Remember

There are a variety of general questions you can ask a contractor before hiring them to fix or replace your roof, but there is one very important thing you always need to remember. There is no such thing as a stupid question. You have hired the experts because you aren’t one. Being curious and asking what most would consider to be “too many” questions is null and void. Serious contractors, like the ones employed at JMR Roofing, will welcome your questions and answer them to the best of their ability, putting their response into layman's terms (we know not everyone understands roofing terminology) so you can comprehend everything that needs to be done.

What Coverage Is In Place?

If you are arranging commercial or residential roofing services, it is important to ask what coverage a roofing contractor will provide. This includes insurance and warranty services. Insurance will protect you if anyone is injured while they are working on your roof—keeping a lawsuit from breaking out. Without insurance, you could be liable for any injury that is sustained on your property

When a warranty is available, make sure that you inquire as to how long it lasts and what exactly it covers. You don’t want to be left with a warranty that only lasts a couple of years or only includes a portion of the roof and not the entire fabrication.

JMR Roofing is proud to be a licensed, bonded, and insured roofing company with all the necessary certifications and policies. 

How Much Do You Charge?

This question isn’t so much designed for the overall cost of your roof repair or replacement, but to help you avoid hidden costs and fees. Ask if the quote they provided for their service is the final price you will pay for the work that they complete. If the answer is no, then be sure to get a detailed list of every other possible item you could be paying for based on the amount of work needed.

At JMR Roofing, we are upfront and direct when it comes to our pricing. We’ll come to your home and inspect the roof in question, provide you with a rough estimate, and only bill extra if additional work is requested or necessary. That being said, before additional work is performed on your roof, we’ll let you know what we found and whether or not the issue is mandatory or can wait a few more years.

Who Will Be On the Team?

You should always inquire about who is going to be working on your roof. You need to know whether a contractor will be using subcontractors. While this isn’t always an issue, it can lead to problems with quality or overall customer services. It may also limit your options in terms of researching the previous work that has been completed by the team unless you get information about the individual subcontractors.

This is also the perfect opportunity to ask about contact points. Ideally, you should have a project manager who you can contact if you have any issues or questions while they are completing work on your property. This point of contact should provide you with at least two ways to contact them, whether that be by phone, email, or instant messaging.

Do You Provide Testimonials? 

Check whether a roofing contractor can provide testimonials for their services. Without testimonials, it’s always going to be difficult to know what type of solution you are paying for. A roofing contractor should always be able to provide you with a long list of happy clients who they have completed work for in the past or reference photos to previously completed projects.

Your Questions Matter to the JMR Roofing Professionals

No question is too big and no question is a “dumb” question at JMR Roofing. We are dedicated to providing quality residential and commercial roofing services to each of our clients in Central Alabama and that starts with getting you the answers you deserve. Our team brings the highest level of professionalism, guaranteeing the highest quality of work and easing your worries about the risks of roofing work. Have a question? Give us a call at (205) 734-9995 and we’d be happy to answer it for you.

50 Years of Experience in Protecting Roofs Across Alabama

At JMR roofing, our team is dedicated to providing the best support possible when you need a roof repair or replacement. We can provide solutions for commercial and residential clients and offer transparent services so you know exactly what you are ordering and how much it will cost. If you are interested in learning more or would like a quote, please do not hesitate to contact our team today.

Let our team use their 50 years of experience to help protect your property

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