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Five Questions to Ask Your Roofer – Before You Hire Them

Hiring the right roofer to replace the roof on your Plano home means a high level of customer satisfaction and a job well done. Hiring the wrong roofer to replace your roof, and you may end up with loose shingles, leaks, and no recourse.

Here are five questions to ask when researching roofers:

1. Are you local?

As a resident of Plano or North Texas, you know that when big storms hit, the number of roofers in the DFW area grows exponentially. Many of these roofers come from other states looking for repair work. They also quickly leave when the well of work runs dry. Using an out of area roofing company means that you are going to be out of luck if you have to track them down regarding a problem or repair. Tip: Select a roofer you can trust with an established local office you can visit, versus someone who works out of their truck.

2. Are you licensed?

Only 21 states require roofing contractors to be licensed, and Texas is not one of them. Obtaining a roofing license in Texas is voluntary, but many municipalities require roofers to become licensed to work in their particular city. Scott Exteriors has gone the extra mile to become licensed in Plano, Dallas, and many other North Texas cities that require licensing for roofers. Tip: Check with your city’s Code Enforcement department for their roofing company licensing requirements.

3. Do you have insurance?

Many people assume that the company they hire to replace or repair their roof is insured, only to find out they are not actually insured after a problem arises. Using a roofer that is insured protects your property from costly damage that may occur during your roofing project. Tip: Ask potential roofing providers for their insurance certificate and call the insurer to verify coverage.

4. Do you provide a roofing warranty?

Warranties provide you with coverage for repairs or replacement if there is a defect in materials or installation. Many shingle manufacturers offer warranties to cover their product, and many professional roofing companies provide warranties on their workmanship. Scott Exteriors provides a minimum of a five-year warranty on residential roofing projects and longer terms for commercial roofing projects. Tip: Ask for the roofing company’s warranty and read it for the details regarding replacements, fees, and transferability.

5. Do you provide references?

A professional, established roofing company should have a list of references ready to had potential clients. If the company you are researching does not have an available list of references, it’s a sign to steer clear. Tip: You should not only ask for references, but you should also contact those references to make sure they are legitimate.

Looking for a professional, insured, and local roof? Look no further. Contact Scott Exteriors today for all of your roofing needs.