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Hiring a roofing contractor is an important decision. When you consider that your roof informs curb appeal, protects your home against the elements, and can even help improve energy efficiency, it’s easy to see why you need to ensure the job will be done right.

Here are some questions you should ask any roofing contractor before hiring them.

How Long Have You Been in Business?

Experience counts when hiring roofing replacement and repair professionals. Contractors with years of experience have had time to hone their skills, and they’ve also had time to build a reputation—either good or bad—so you can make an informed decision about who you’re hiring.

What Materials Do You Use?

Some roofing contractors use inferior materials. This may mean a slightly lower price upfront, but it can be more costly over time. Choose a roofing company that uses high-performance materials from trusted brands.

Do You Have References I Can Speak With?

The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior, so always, always, always check references of any home improvement company you’re considering hiring. See what others have said about the results and customer service they received and look at images of past work.

Are You Fully Licensed and Insured?

No matter what type of remodeling project you’re completing, you should only hire contractors who are fully licensed and insured. This protects you financially if there is a problem during the renovation.

How Fast Can You Schedule My Roof Replacement or Repair?

This is a big one. Here’s why: Some roofing companies are booked out months in advance. Others don’t have the ability to source materials quickly, which is another reason your roof installation or roof repair job could be delayed. Before signing, ask for the start date, get it in writing, and be sure there is an out clause for you if the job is significantly delayed.

Contact Our Trusted Western Michigan Roofing Contractors

West Michigan Roofing & Construction has served all of Western Michigan since 1967, and we’ve helped thousands of homeowners get the roof services they need. Call today for more information or fill out our online contact form now to schedule a free consultation with an experienced roofing specialist.