Q: Will you remove my old roof?
A: Don’t let a roofer place a new roof on your house until they have removed the old roof.
Q: Are you going to install drip edge or edge metal when you install the new roof?
A: Drip edge or edge metal is a small piece of aluminum placed under the shingle where it comes off on the roof.
Q: Will you protect my gutters when you install my roof?
A: Gutters are an important part of the roof. If they damage it, it could be an additional cost for you. So ensure that they protect your gutters while installing a new roof.
Q: Do you bring a dumpster for trash and old roofing material?
A: You need to ensure that all the waste from the old roof such as shingles needs to be disposed of correctly. They will need to be cleared as soon as the old roof is taken apart.
Q: Where will you park the dumpster?
A: You also need to find out where they will park the dumpster while they are clearing up. If they plan to park it on your driveway, then you need to ensure that it doesn’t crack because of the weight.
In case, your driveway is not an option, then find out where will they be parking it.
Q: What happens in case of bad weather?
A: Ideally, if they are working during bad weather, the roof repair company should cover the roof in tarps or plastic covers.
Q: What is the warranty on a new roof?
A: The minimum warranty on a new roof is around 25 years as per the industry standard. So ask about it before you hire them.
Q: What is the cost of plywood?
A: You need to know the cost of plywood in case they come across a rotten roof or soft roof decking. Get the dollar amount per roofing plywood sheet. Also, make sure this is included in your written estimate.
Q: How will you protect my landscaping during this project?
A: You need to know how they plan to work around your front yard and backyard so that they don’t destroy your landscaping.
Ask for details on how they will ensure that your landscaping is not affected…