Once you’ve done your research and have a list of prospective roofing contractors, the next step is to contact their references. While this can take some of your time, it can save you from poor workmanship and wasted money.
Here are things that you must ask from your potential roofer’s past clients and industry references.
List Of what to ask when hiring a contractor
Request at least three references from the last five years. Expect the contractor to give a list of their favorite clients. Make sure you ask them whether they were satisfied with the job, exceeded their budget and would hire the contractor again. Also, ask if the contractor was professional and courteous.
Ask your prospective roofing contractors for references from their last five projects. It may include names from the previous reference list. Contact their recent clients and ask them the same questions. There’s a chance that the contractors’ performance isn’t satisfactory if their recent clients don’t check out. The quality of a contractor’s workmanship can vary from project to project due to different reasons. However, if most of their recent clients are dissatisfied, consider looking for other contractors.
Request three references from long-time material suppliers. The financial solvency or the ability to pay dues of your potential contractor is important. You can get a lien on your home or have to pay the bill with your own money if your contractor doesn’t pay the bills.
Ask the suppliers questions that will give you ideas on how the contractor operates their business. Learn how long they have been supplying materials to the contractor and whether bills are paid on time. You must also ask if the suppliers will hire the contractor for their own homes.
At John Peters Roofing, our certified, skilled and experienced roofers can complete your roof replacement on time and within your budget. Call us at (317) 786-3315 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Indianapolis.