To say that your contractor plays a big role in your residential roof replacement project is an understatement. Your choice of roofer doesn’t just have an impact on the outcome—it will largely determine whether the replacement is successful, as the contractor controls both materials and workmanship.
To vet your contractor properly, A-TEX Roofing and Remodeling lists four interview questions you should ask any prospective roofer:
1. How Long Have You Been Doing Business?
Seniority in the roofing industry is important because an experienced roofer will have ample knowledge and skills in dealing with different types of roofing projects. An experienced local roofer has deep knowledge of what your roof experiences and what kind of system would work best on your specific home, in your specific climate.
2. Is Your Bid an Inspection or Fixed Price?
Always request a fixed price, as an inspection is basically just an educated guess. If your roofing company can only offer an inspection, try eliminating the unknowns by having them inspect areas of concern, like your attic.
3. Can You Itemize Your Bid?
Finally, ask your prospective roofer if they can itemize their bid for your roofing project. Itemizing the bid shows the costs for all the things that will be part of your job, from labor to resources to warranty. A transparent roofer is an honest roofer, and an itemized bid is a valuable piece of documentation that helps ensure all parties are on the same page.
A-TEX Roofing and Remodeling is a licensed roof contractor. As local roofers, we can guarantee excellent roof service that specifically meets your needs. Give us a call at (210) 269-7035 for more information on our services. We offer residential roof replacement throughout San Antonio, TX, and nearby communities.