When you’re looking to invest in a new roof replacement for your home, there are some important questions every homeowner should ask in order to know if the roofing company in question is a good fit.
With so many companies out on the market, discerning which roofing companies in Chicago, Illinois are worth your time and which ones are out to rip you off is a major concern. With over two decades of experience as a family owned & operated roofing company, Chicago Promar Roofing is happy to help you ask the important questions before hiring a roofer for your home.
1. Are You Licensed, Bonded, and Insured?
If the roof company in question cannot answer if they’re licensed, bonded, and insured; you DO NOT want to do business with them. Only work with a company that can prove their license number- this assures that you’re hiring a company that has passed all the required exams and is knowledgeable and legally allowed to install and replace roofs in the state of Illinois according to the code.
2. What Are The Warranties Provided With The New Roof? Is A Labor and Manufacture Warranty Included?
When you’re investing in a new roof, you want to be clear about the warranties provided by each company that you receive a bid from. There should be both a labor warranty as well as a manufacture warranty to have all your bases covered. Be sure to look at the contract before signing that will tell you these details.
3. How Long Will My Roofing Project Take From Initial Quote To Final Installation?
During your appointment, your representative should be able to give you a rough timeframe of how long your roof replacement or roof installation will take to complete. Please keep in mind that some material and/or colors are considered more difficult to get than others, so please know that we will do our best to get you your roofing material in a timely manner. There are occasions where the roofing manufactures can’t supply material as fast as we’d like (industry wide)- we appreciate your patience.
4. How Will My Driveway And Home Be Protected From Damage?
Every company will have their own process and protocol to protect your home and driveway. They’ll most likely ask you where is the best place to put the roofing material so it’ll be easy access for the roof installing team, but also convenient for you and your home as well.
5. How Can I Best Prepare My Home For The Roof Replacement?
This is a great question to ask a roofing company. They should clearly explain how you can best protect and prepare your home prior to roof replacement installation day. Generally speaking, the homeowner should take off paintings, pictures, anything fragile off the walls to protect the items, as installing a roof does involve hammering and hard hitting from above the home.
6. If A Permit Is Required, Will You Be Pulling One For Me?
If a permit is required for your village, the roofing company, like Chicago Promar Roofing, for example will pull the permit out prior to installing your roof. Not all villages require permits, so it is on a case by case basis. Not every roofing company has the same protocol so it is best to be clear and ask this question with whomever you decide to go with for a roof replacement.
7. If I Like The Roof Replacement, Where Can I Leave A review? Google Reviews Or BBB?
Speaking from our company experience, we love it when our customers appreciate the work we do and want to share it with their neighbors. Google reviews is a great place to share your roofing experience as it allows our local community to see that we are not only knowledgeable experts in the roof replacement industry, but that we are able to provide an easy and exceptional experience for you and your family. That being said, the Better Business Bureau is also a very well established company where positive feedback goes a long way. Having an A+ rating on the BBB says a lot about the quality of work we do. Long story short, ask the company your hire where they most would appreciate a review and don’t forget to share pictures as well, if you have them!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this article and found it useful. If you’re interested in receiving a free roof quote, click here to schedule your appointment.