As a homeowner, nothing is more scary and stressful than having roof problems. Knowing that it is time to hire a roofing company can add to the stress as you try to find a roofer that is good at what he does, and honest.

Surprisingly enough, hiring an honest and competent roofer can be a difficult task and add to your stress. Before you hire a Bay Area Roofing Contractor to make your roof repairs make sure you ask them these 5 questions, otherwise you might find yourself paying higher prices for the incompetence of an unlicensed or unqualified Bay Area roofing contractor.

Do you have Liability Cover, Workers’ Insurance and a current license?

The 3 items are of extreme importance. Your perspective Bay Area roofer should not even hesitate when answering these two questions. As a follow up question, ask them to provide you with a copy of each of these documents. If they cannot provide you with any of these, look for another roofer.

Can I have a list of References?

Your perspective Bay Area roofer might have all the paper work, but are they competent? Ask to see a list of several references. Look for both previous clients and professional affiliations. If a roofer does not provide you with a list, or refuses to do so, look somewhere else.

How much is the deposit?

Ask how much money you need to give your perspective Bay Area roofer up-front. Never pay the entire cost before work begins.

What is the approximate time frame for repairs?

It’s always important to ask the roofer how long the repairs will take in order for the roofer to commit to an articulated deadline for the project’s completion.

What do I need to do to prepare for your work before the repairs being?

It’s important to ask your Bay Area roofing contractor to let you know what you need to do to be prepared for his work; a lot of people overlook this step but it can help you save time and money by allowing the Bay Area roofer to being working right away when he shows up for work on the first day.