Before you hire any roofer, there are some questions you’ll want to ask them. First, you’ll need to do your research to find the roofers that you want to interview further. Check out reviews as well as what they say they’ll provide. A roofer who does foam roofing will differ from one who does other kinds of roofing. You’ll want to ensure that you’re not using a residential roofing company for your business location.
Do You Have a License to Work in My State? (Arizona in our case)
First, you’ll need to know whether a license is required in your state. In some areas, it’s not necessary, but you’ll want a contractor with some kind of licensing. With this information, you can check with your local city officials to be sure the license is current. It should be without violations too. A business license is different from a roofer’s license, and you should be sure they are providing the right information. Foam Experts Roofing is a Fully Licensed Phoenix Roofing contractor.
Are Your Employees Covered by Workman’s Compensation with Your Company?
The answer to this question should be yes. You want a roofing company to have compensation for its employees because otherwise, it might fall to your homeowner’s insurance, which won’t cover injuries for construction projects. It could leave you paying the person’s injury out of your own pocket.
Do You Use Subcontractors?
Some roofing companies will use subcontractors for their work. This means that the subcontractor might not be covered under the roofing company’s workman’s comp insurance. They might be able to put a lien on your property if the roofing company doesn’t pay them.
What Other Insurance Do You Have?
You’ll want your roofing company to have liability insurance as well as worker’s compensation for injuries. If there’s an accident on your property, you don’t want this to fall on your homeowner’s insurance, which could drive up your premiums.
Do You Bring a Container for Refuse, and Where Do You Place It?
The roofing company should be bringing their own containers for the parts of your roof they are removing. This container can be a menace to your driveway though. It’s best if you find out beforehand what they plan on doing if it ruins your driveway.
What Will You Do During Inclement Weather? (during monsoon seasons, or when it’s 120 degrees out)
It’s important for roofing workers to be safe during bad weather, but leaving your roof exposed to the elements can ruin the work and cause water to leak into the home. They should be covering it with tarps and have a plan for bad weather.