Behind successful roofing projects are trustworthy and reliable roofers. So when it’s time for you to find the right contractor for the job, it’s important that you ask the right questions before installation begins. Lone-Star Roof Systems, LP shares what to include in your list of questions:
Do You Have a Contractor License?
A few Texas areas, including Austin, require roofing contractors to have a license before they can do any roofing work. Note that a contractor license is different from a business license, so you should ask for the former specifically. We’d be happy to provide our updated license information, which you should be able to easily verify.
Do You Have Proper Insurance?
Insurance should always be present regardless of what remodeling project is in progress. Coverage descriptions may be worded differently, but it should always include liability insurance and workers’ compensation. Liability insurance covers accidental property damage while workers’ compensation (or “workers’ comp”) covers accidental worksite injuries. Both protect you from being held liable in case either or both happens.
Do You Have References?
The best way to sample actual roofing work done by a roofing contractor is to inspect their past work. Reputable contractors should have no problem providing the contact information of at least three recent clients. We recommend that you make the effort and call each one, ask questions, and if possible, inspect their roofs personally.
Do You Have a Physical Location?
Online transactions have become so common that it’s easy to forget the importance of actual brick-and-mortar locations. Contractors with a physical location and showroom not only allow you the opportunity to inspect their products in person, but it also assures that they are less likely to run out on you in case of warranty claims. If you happen to be anywhere near College Station, we’d be happy to have you drop by.
Do You Offer Workmanship Warranties?
The ideal roofing warranty should cover both material and workmanship warranties. The latter is especially important, as not all contractors offer this. Our designation as a CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster™ and a GAF System Certified contractor gives you the advantage of being protected by the industry’s best material and workmanship warranties.
At Lone-Star Roof Systems, LP, we are happy to answer these or any other questions about our roofing services. Call us today at (800) 994-3194 or fill out our contact form to schedule a professional quote. We serve many areas in and near Bryan and Huntsville, TX.