Your home is one of the most valuable assets in your life, so it’s important to know that your house’s needs throughout the year are in good hands.
Adding to that, because New Jersey is known for its diverse array of historic and modern homes and roofing styles — from asphalt shingles and wooden shakes and much more — it’s vital to find a reputable roofing contractor that comes with many years of experience. They should be well-versed in working with homes in your county so that they can meet every need you have for your next roof repair or installation. Here’s how to find a good roofing contractor in NJ.
Interview Roofing Contractors — What Questions Should I Ask a Roofing Contractor?
If you want to ensure that you are enlisting the help of reputable roofing contractors, the first step you should take is to vet candidates. Begin by asking for the legal credentials required by the state of NJ, such as their legal business name, licensure, and insurance information. These are items they should be willing to send to you. Otherwise, it’s a red flag.
You can also ask your prospective contractors whether they guarantee their work and if they’ve recently worked on homes in your area (if so, you can see their workmanship). You might also ask what safety protocols they have in place for workers and who would be the main point of contact on your project if it is not the business owner. You’ll want to speak with them to learn more about them and the crew that will work on your home as well.
Any good conversation with a reputable roofing company should lead to you getting the names of at least three good references that you call to ensure they are legit and professional.
When you’ve found a candidate you feel confident in, ask a few more questions and consult with them about things such as firmer estimates for the project length, cost, as well as the optimal materials to use for your home. If possible, ask to have a warranty secured on the work they do in addition to manufacturer guarantees of products that typically cover defects.
Prepping for Your Project
If you are scheduling a time and date for your roofing project, make sure you get firm dates and times that crews will arrive so that you can let neighbors know and be there if needed. You’ll also want to ask them about their cleanup processes after each day so that you know what to expect day-to-day.
It’s pretty standard for your roofers to come to inspect the house before scheduling a project. And this way, they will know the layout of your home and roof, so you can ask them if there is anything you need to do ahead of time to help them, such as moving vehicles or tarp surrounding areas of the home. No matter what, keep in close contact with your contractor or project manager to constantly update each day.
If you seek reputable roofing contractors for your next project, Powell’s team has been assisting NJ homeowners with their roofing needs since 1999 and can answer any questions you might have. For a free estimate on your next roofing project, contact me today.