It’s time to replace your roof – but where do you start? If you’re looking for roofing companies in Bay City, Michigan or surrounding areas, it’s important to understand a few things about the local roofing market.
When shopping around for a roofing company, it’s a good idea to ask questions about each company’s industry experience and roofing capabilities. New roofs can become expensive quickly, so the more research you do beforehand, the better you can feel about your investment. Here at Herbert Roofing Company, we provide service in Saginaw, Midland and Bay City areas; as we know due diligence is important, we’ve helped prepare 4 questions you should ask your potential roofing company:
What kind of experience does your roofing company have?
The more experience a company has, the better off you’ll be. There is a plethora of roofing companies in the Bay City area, and each offers unique capabilities and a different experience profile. We strongly believe “your roof is only as good as the company that puts it on”, so make sure to ask how long a roofing company has been in the industry.
Does your team consist of licensed roofers and subcontractors?
Even if your roofing company has decades worth of experience, it doesn’t mean their hires put together the best roofs. Along with understand industry experience, it’s good to know who a roofing company is hiring to complete roofing jobs. Depending on the business, a roofing company may hire full-time, licensed roofers and could have additional subcontractors when more hands are needed on the roof.
If a project is particularly large, it’s not uncommon for a roofing company to hire subcontractors. Although subcontractors can be just as skilled as full-time workers, make sure you understand subcontractor training and qualifications if your roofing project requires additional hires. Sometimes, subcontractors do not maintain the same licenses and qualifications as full-time roofing company workers, so it’s worth your time – and your money – to find out if this is the case.
What kind of warranty is included with my new roof?
It’s likely your company will provide you with a warranty along with your roof – but be wary of the fine print. In addition to asking for warranty documentation, have a conversation with the roofing company about is covered and not covered in your purchase. Your wallet will thank you in the long run if you ask these handful of questions:
- What does a typical roof warranty cover? What doesn’t it cover?
- What is the term of the included warranty?
- Does the warranty still apply if I sell my home or property?
- What can void this roof warranty?
Can you provide me a short list of reference?
We all love referrals and recommendations. So, make sure you ask for a few when speaking with roofing companies! Ultimately, roofing companies are in business to – you guessed it – sell roofs, but previous clients can give you a better picture of a company’s strengths and weaknesses.
If you’re in the area, stop by Herbert Roofing Company. We service Saginaw, Midland and Bay City, so we’d be happy to walk you through the roof installment process or give recommendations specific to your needs. No matter what stage of the roofing journey you’re in, let’s have a conversation!