The cost of a new roof can be slightly daunting. It’s a big investment to trust to a professional you don’t even know. You’ve probably heard of roofing contractor nightmares from friends, family, or colleagues. So how do you avoid the horror that are unprofessional roofers in Nashville? The process is relatively simple, and we’re going to share it with you today in this blog post. At Sparks Roofing, we strive to gain your trust as a potential customer of our roofing services, and we do everything in our power to make you feel comfortable choosing us to take care of your roof. Call us today!

Six questions to ask a roofing contractor before you hire

Trusting a roofing contractor to work on your home is a big decision. That’s why we wanted to share some pointed, effective questions to ask roofers before you sign a contract and get a new roof on your home.

How long will the project take?

This seems like a general question on the surface, but it will give you insight into the contractor’s efficiency if they can give you a timeline. In most cases, barring weather, a roofing contractor should be able to give you a tentative timeline for completion. If they can’t or won’t give you a timeline, consider choosing a different roofer.

How many jobs like mine have you completed in the past?

Again, this is a simple question, but it reveals what the roofing contractor has actually completed in recent months. A roofer who can’t tell you about roofs similar to yours may not be the best option for your roof installation.

Who will install/manage my roofing project?

In some cases, you will meet-and-greet a roofing contractor, who will not be installing your roof, to get your project started. Many contractors use their own roofers or sub-contract the work to other crews. This is not a bad thing, but you want to know if the roofers assigned to your project know what they’re doing.

How will you obtain necessary permits?

In some cases, you will need a permit for your roof installation or repair. This means your roofing contractor may need to assist you with this. In most cases, you will be responsible for the permit process; however, some projects require the contractor to take care of this with you.

Are you licensed and insured?

In your county, your roofing contractor may not need a contractor license to install or repair roofs. However, it’s important to ask about the license anyway. Pair this with asking about insurance to determine if this roofer is responsible and trustworthy. You can also ask for a contractors license number and insurance policy number to confirm the roofer you’re talking with is legit.

How do I make changes in the middle of the project?

Most contractors call this a “change order,” and in a large majority of cases, it will cost you extra, since it slows down production and extends the completion of the project. Be aware that if you ask for a change to your project in the middle of its completion, you may pay more.

Call Sparks Roofing in Nashville Today!

Don’t go another day with dread or anxiety about finding a roofing contractor in Nashville. We’ve been serving the area for years, and we’re positive we can complete your project to your satisfaction. Call us today, and let’s get started on your roof repair or installation!