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The decision to replace your roof is a big one. Depending on the circumstances, you may not have had much as a choice. Whether due to misfortune or the desire for a new look for your home, deciding on a new roof is never easy.

Fortunately, hiring a good roofing contractor can make the whole process go a lot more smoothly. So whether you already have some ideas for your new roof or not, here are some questions youíll want to make sure you ask your contractor.

About the contractor

Before you sign your name on the dotted line on the roofing contract, youíll want to make sure you really know your roofing contractor. First and foremost, youíll want to make sure the roofer has the proper license and insurance. Youíll also want to be sure to ask how much experience they have in the roofing industry. Make sure to specifically ask about experience with the type of roof that you want to have installed. Finally, ask if theyíre certified by the manufacturer to install the roofing materials youíve chosen for your roof. Most reputable roofing contractors will have completed a training course and received certification through the manufacturer whose materials they work with.

About the project

When you feel confident in the contractor youíve chosen, itís time to ask some questions about the roofing project itself. You donít want any nasty surprises at the end of the project. First you should probably ask for roofing tips specific to your climate. An experienced roofer will be able to make some recommendations based solely on your areaís climate. Be sure to ask about any pros and cons to roofing materials youíre considering. Ask if thereís any kind of special maintenance that a certain type of roof will require. Make sure that both you and the contractor are on the same page as far as the budget is concerned. Also make sure you understand the scope of the project, how long itís expected to take, what materials will be needed, and how much the project is going to cost. Also ask about what kind of warranty the manufacturer and the contractor offer. Finally, make sure you get all of this in writing before agreeing to any work.

As a final note, a good roofer understands how big an investment a new roof is. Theyíll be patient with the many questions youíre sure to have. If your contractor is impatient or dismissive of your questions, you may want to consider hiring someone else.

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Date Added : 12-12-2014