4 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Roofer

May 13, 2023Blog, FAQ's, Salina

So you have decided it is time to replace or repair your current roofing system. But where do you turn to hire a contractor? There are so many to choose from in the Salina area, and this decision alone can be a good one or a bad one. Choosing a less-than-perfect contractor can cost you money in the long run. However, working with an exceptional contractor can bring peace and comfort to the whole roofing process. Here are some questions to consider when seeking the best roofing contractor in Salina for your project. 

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Are You Local?

Trusting a local contractor is one key to success. If there are any complications in the future, you want to be able to contact them and have the issue resolved promptly. Those fly-by-night, storm-chasing roofing companies will buzz into town, make a few bucks and venture off to the next devastated area. How would you reach them if there are complications? 

Secondly, by trusting a local contractor, you can rest assured the local permits, laws, regulations, and rules are being followed. If not, extra fines and fees will have to be added to the final bill.  

Do You Have Any References I Can Call?

Taking a few minutes to call old customers can ease any doubts you have about a roofing contractor. Typically, people will be honest with their experiences and share the good, the bad, and the ugly, if there are any. People love to talk about how the company did projects well, or what they did wrong. Have a list of questions ready. Such as:

  • Did they show up on time? 
  • Did they clean up when the job was done? 
  • Were they friendly?
  • Did they discuss all matters with you before beginning? 
  • Did they inquire about your satisfaction with the job before they left? 

These are just a few questions you could ask the references to get the conversation started. 

Do You Have Insurance and Licensing? 

Before the paperwork is signed, make sure you have these questions regarding insurance answered. A reputable company will be more than willing to share this information with you. If they hesitate or do not offer the information, ask them to be on their way. You want to be sure you can fully trust the company and team that will be working on your property.  

What is the Cost of My New Roof?

It is wise to know all costs upfront. How dreadful would it be to think you have everything lined up, only to realize the company starts to “nickel and dime” you? Before too long, the cost of the roof could be much too expensive. Make sure labor, supplies, tear-off, and any other additional costs are accounted for. An honest company will be forthright and trustworthy.  

After reading these questions, let’s simplify the decision process. Shull Roofing in Salina can successfully answer each of these questions with confidence. You will be delighted with our honest and truthful answers, complete with respect and integrity. We are fully committed to your 100% satisfaction. We are locally owned and operated, striving to provide the finest quality roofing products, combined with personalized guidance and unmatched service.  You will be happy when you pair with Shull Roofing in Salina for your next roofing project. We look forward to meeting you!