Roofing projects, whether they involve repairs or replacement, are often large and complex. You’ll want to make sure you fully understand what you’re going into, which means never hesitating to ask your roofer a few questions. Aside from the usual inquiries about product brands, certification, or warranty, try asking them something lesser known, but no less important. Lexington Blue™, one of the trusted roofing contractors in the area, shares some of these not-often-asked questions here.
- What is your legal business name? Given how easy it is for people and businesses to falsely represent themselves online, getting the roofer’s legal business name is incredibly crucial. Does the answer sound hesitant or unclear? Confirm what’s up by asking for proof. It should be no problem for a reliable roofing contractor to send you a copy of their business information, including their license and insurance. You can then use this information to check their name in state and federal directories.
- What level of insurance do you have? Accidents and property damage are not uncommon in roof replacement or repairs. That’s why you should always work with a roofer that has the necessary insurance, plus workers’ compensation and liability coverage. When asking them about this particular information, only accept answers that are an exact match, or exceeds, the minimum state requirements. Of course, it also pays to confirm by having them send you a copy of their insurance details and liability policy.
- Do you offer roof lay-over? You absolutely want them to answer “no”, and here’s why. A roof lay-over involves just installing a new layer of shingles over the old roofing system, which can lead to a number of problems down the line. These include improper ventilation, a weakened roof structure resulting from the additional weight of these new shingles, and a nullified roofing warranty. A contractor who answers “yes” is probably only looking to earn a quick buck.
Aside from siding installation, Lexington Blue™ can handle all your roofing needs. When you turn to us for the job, expect only a safe and worry-free process, from start to finish. We serve Lexington, KY and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (859) 368-6346 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.