7 Questions to Ask Your Milwaukee Roofing Contractor Before Hiring

Your roof is sagging, there’s sunlight in your attic, and there are shingles missing from your roof. These are all signs you need a new roof.

But when you’ve had the same roof for years, it can be difficult to know how to start the repair process. That’s exactly why we’ve prepared seven questions to ask your Milwaukee roofing contractor.

worker repairing some shingles on a roof

1. What Milwaukee Roofing Contractor Company Do You Work For?

You’ll want to ask the roofing contractor more about their company. Get the exact name and location, and ask how long they have been in business. The older the company is, the more satisfied customers they may have.

2. What Kind of Insurance Do You Have?

If a worker gets hurt while on your roof, you’ll want to make sure they have workers compensation. If not, you could be liable for their injuries.

The insurance should cover the following areas:

  • Body injury
  • Products liability
  • Personal injury
  • Medical payments

Get waivers from all the workers that will be on your property during your roofing project. Have copies of all insurance policies, so you can make sure you are covered if an accident does happen.

3. Are You Licensed in the State of Wisconsin?

There are different roofing licenses in each state. Ask if the contractor working on your roof is licensed by the state of Wisconsin. This will speak to the quality of their work as well as their credibility.

4. Who Were Your Previous Clients?

Get a list of their previous clients and don’t be afraid to contact them. Get client references from older projects as well so you can get an idea of how their work is long term.

If you don’t feel comfortable asking directly, look up their reviews online. This way you can still get an idea of how good they are. Using sites like Angie’s list can be reliable for reviews.

5. Will You Be Working with Subcontractors for This Job?

A subcontractor is someone who will carry out work underneath a larger company. Find out if the company will be working with or uses subcontractors. If so, research the subcontractors separately.

Make sure they are insured by the company and have workers compensation insurance. If you don’t have the time to look into them, avoid working with subcontractors.

6. What Factors Will Go into My Quote?

Be sure to ask the roofing contractors what factors determine the price. This will not only help you get an honest quote, but it can also ensure you are working with an honest company.

Qualities to look for include:

  • the slope
  • number of layers
  • materials

Avoid companies that only give you one factor, such as the square footage of the roof. There are many factors they should take into consideration, such as how old the roof is and what roofing materials will be needed.

7. Will the Contractor Need to Come Inside My Home?

The answer to this question will determine if you are working with a quality Milwaukee roofing contractor. All roofers should have to come inside your home. Even if you don’t have an attic, a quality roofer will be able to check for signs of wear by looking at your ceiling.

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There’s a lot that goes into roofing. Since it is one of the biggest parts of your house, you want to make sure it gets done right. Being equipped with these questions will help make sure you find a good contractor for your roof.

For more information on construction projects or your roofing needs, contact us.