Finding a good roofer can be a daunting task, especially if you have never hired one before. One of the best things you can do is ask good questions, but if you do not have experience, how do you know what to ask?
We are here to help! In our last blog, we offered three important questions to ask a prospective roofer. We have some more for you.
- Will you give me a written estimate?
- Answer you want to hear: Yes
- Why do you want this answer? A written estimate is the only medium that can hold a roofer accountable for all the details in their work. Before you sign a contract, you want to make sure the estimate includes the cost of removing your old roof, installing the new roof, and any other improvements that may come up in the process, like replacing rotten plywood.
- What is the cost of plywood if you need to replace soft or rotten decking on my roof?
- Answer you want to hear: The dollar amount per sheet of plywood
- Why do you want this answer? It will prevent any surprises during the process and allow you to accurately compare one roofer’s estimate to another. Some unscrupulous roofers skip this information and trap you – once the material is installed, you cannot really argue over an inflated plywood price.
- What is my new roof’s warranty?
- Answer you want to hear: 25 years at minimum.
- Why do you want this answer? Modern shingles cost the same amount as older shingles and last longer, but both types should have at least 25 years of warranty – no exceptions.
When you contract Authority Roofing to work on your roof, you get the very best roofer in Frisco, Texas. Give us a call today!