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What to Ask a Roofer Before Hiring

Because your roof is such an important layer of protection for your home, it makes perfect sense that you want to go to great lengths to keep your roof looking and performing at its absolute best. Our Rochester roofers are committed to bringing out the best in your roof and educating you on how we do that. For that reason, here are a few questions to ask roofers before hiring them.

Do You Have General Liability and Workers Comp Insurance?

Home roofing can be rather dangerous, no matter how routine the job might be. If a worker is injured on your property, workers comp insurance takes care of her or him. Should you work with a roofer who doesn’t have workers comp, you risk being held liable for any injuries suffered while at your home. Much like workers comp protects employees, general liability coverage protects your home. Any mishaps that happen to your property that result in damage are handled by the roofer’s insurance company rather than yours, but only if the roofer has general liability coverage. There’s no need for you to be made to pay for someone else’s mistakes.

Will You Take Measures to Protect My Gutters While up on My Roof?

Your gutters are an essential part of your roofing system, which means they should be properly protected during a home roof project. Specifically, ladder stabilizers and standoffs are commonly used to keep gutters protected and ladders from putting unnecessary stress on gutters, which can result in them tearing off or becoming otherwise unnecessarily damaged.


Will You Take Care of Any Debris?

Depending on the roofing project, there’s likely to be old materials and refuse that need to be taken care of. It should be the roofing company that handles this, not you. Even if roofers take care of the cleanup, make sure they’ll also bring their own container so you don’t have to worry about providing one yourself.

It’s essential that you have all your bases covered when it comes to hiring a roofer in Rochester. For more tips on questions you should ask someone who works on the roof of your home, reach out to us here.      

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