5 Key Questions to Ask Your Roofer

If you need a roof repair or replacement in the Georgetown, Texas area you’ll want to be sure to ask your roofer some important questions before you move forward with selecting a contractor for the job. Here are five questions to ask:

1 – What manufacturers are you certified with?

Most shingle manufacturers must be certified by a manufacturer in order to offer system warranties for a new roof installation. To get the best warranty protection from the manufacturer, a certified installer is required. At Texas Traditions Roofing, we are certified with many of the most popular manufacturers, including GAF and CertainTeed.

2 – Are you insured?

Any professional roofer should carry liability insurance that protects everyone involved should something go wrong on a roofing job. Since there is no state licensing requirement in Texas, there are no guidelines or requirements around carrying insurance. If your roofer cannot produce a certificate of insurance for you, don’t let them anywhere near your roof!

3 – Will I need a building permit?

The answer to this is going to depend on your jurisdiction. The City of Georgetown for instance requires a permit for all roof replacements, stating, “A building permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system.” Fortunately, with today’s technology advancements, most permits can be requested online. Our team of experts knows the jurisdictions well and can tell you whether you need a permit and how to obtain one.

4 – Do you offer a workmanship warranty?

While manufacturer’s warranties protect against manufacturing defects, they don’t cover the quality of the installation. A reputable roofing contractor will typically offer a workmanship warranty for a period of time that guarantees that the roof was properly installed. Should an issue arise as a result of the workmanship, the contractor will repair the issue at no cost to you. At Texas Traditions Roofing, we offer up to a 25-year labor warranty depending on the roof system installed.

5 – How will you protect my property and landscaping during the tear off and reroof?

Tearing off an old roof results in a lot of debris. A professional roofing contractor will have a plan to ensure that no parts of your property are damaged during the removal and replacement process. Our crews rely on the Catch-All, which provides a protective screen for your landscaping and ensures that all debris is properly contained.

If you’re ready to talk to one of our trusted Roof Advisors about your re-roofing project, contact us today to schedule an appointment.