4 Questions to Ask a Roofer Before Signing a Roofing Contract

4 Questions to Ask a Roofer Before Signing a Roofing Contract

4 Questions To Ask A Roofer Before Signing A Contract

The roof is the prime protective aspect of a home. They must stay in good condition and shape for years. Undeniably you spend a lot of time planning and selecting reliable and energy-efficient roofing materials. But what if the roof installation turns poor? A tremendous waste of your time, effort, and investment. Therefore it is equally crucial to hire a professional roofing contractor who does the job without imperfection.

So are you hiring a new roofing contractor? If yes, make sure to ask these questions before signing a contract.

Years of Experience

If you want effective and quality roofing outcomes, hiring a professional with years of experience is the only way to achieve it. If your roofing contractor has a good roofing experience of more than 5 to 10 years, you can be at ease while they take care from installation to fixing leaks or damages.

There are many benefits to hiring an experienced roofer. They have the adequate and relevant knowledge to handle roofing without faults. Besides, they have years of expertise working with different roofing membranes and perform all sorts of repairs. They can also help you choose the best type of roofing according to your needs. It is always recommendable to hire a roofing company or contractor specializing in the specific type of roofing that you need. And finally, they can provide you all the relevant information from the roofing you choose to their maintenance.

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It is crucial to check for your roofing contractor’s license before hiring them for any installation or repair. By doing so, you can save yourself from disaster. Hiring licensed roofing professional has more than one benefit. A licensed roofer boasts proper training and is familiar with the local permitting process. You have the assurance that your roofing contractor has passed all the tests and has the qualification required by the local industry standards.

Most manufacturers would provide certification to licensed roofers ensuring that they are eligible to install or repair their products.
Finally, you can locate and communicate with your roofer for further assistance or repairs, ensuring trust and communication.

On the other hand, most amateur roofers do not have a license, meaning they don’t possess sufficient knowledge of the building codes and regulations. They also tend to rush towards finishing a project at lower costs, which can cost you more in the long run. So if you are looking for good results, do not compromise on the price and license.


Insurance is as crucial as having a roofing license. For instance, in case of any injury, the company pays or compensates for the injured worker. So you don’t have to pay for the medical expenses and lost wages of the injured. And the liability insurance covers for the damages, if any, the roofing company does to your home. You will be in trouble if your roofing contractor does not have workers’ compensation insurance and liability insurance. You have to be aware that many unlicensed roofers do not have insurance as insurance companies require their license to grant insurance. So make sure to check if your roofing company has insurance.

The Guarantee of Clean Work

The work ethic of an experienced roof contractor is beyond comparison, which you cannot expect from amateur roofers. A professional roofer knows and carries out all the preliminary and precautionary steps before installing or redoing your roof. It helps prevent causing any damages to your house or property. For instance, while redoing a roof, putting up a tarp, and using a dumpster can be helpful. Moreover, they take the necessary steps to cover your gutter, patio, or plants to protect them from damages and dust.

Asking these four questions before you sign a contract is more beneficial and safe than you think. So make sure you make your choice wisely.

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Vantage Roofing Ltd. is a premier source of top-quality roofing solutions. We provide roof installation, roof maintenance, and storm-damaged roofing repair services to residential clients in and around Burnaby, BC. Call us today at (604) 332-1253, or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to working with you and transforming your dream home into a reality!

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