If you need to repair or replace your roof, you’ll want to make sure to hire the best company for the job—and, considering there are dozens of roofing contractors listed online, it can be hard to know which one to go with. Below are just a few of the questions you should ask as part of the screening process.

Are you licensed and insured?

This is the big one. You should never, ever, hire an unlicensed contractor to do work at your home.  Are unlicensed contractors cheaper to work with? Yes. But you won’t have any guarantees that they won’t take your money and run. You also may not have any recourse if the work wasn’t done correctly. If the company you’re speaking with isn’t licensed and insured- hang up immediately and call someone else.

If the company is licensed, be sure to ask for their contractor’s license number so you can look them up online.

Do you have experience in working with the type of roof that I have?

All roofing companies are not created alike. Whereas some specialize in clay tile roofing, others work mostly with rubber roofing systems, metal roofing systems, and asphalt shingles. Be sure to ask the person you’re speaking with if the company has experience working with the types of materials that you have atop your home.

Will you provide me with a written estimate?

Reputable roofing contractors are willing to put everything in writing. The estimate should include the company’s name, licensing information, contact information, and a full breakdown of materials and labor costs. If the representative skirts this question, or tries to use high-pressure sales tactics to get you to commit to having the work done- this is a huge red flag.

Experienced roofing contractors you can trust

The professional roofing contractors at Kleinberger Corporation have years of experience in helping homeowners repair and replace their roofing systems. We’re licensed, insured, and we can help you repair or replace a wide variety of roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, clay tile, metal roofing systems, rubber roofing systems, and flat roofing systems, among others.

For more information about our company, our rates, or to schedule a free, no-cost repair estimate, call our office today to speak with a customer care agent you can trust. Call us today to learn why we’re the #1 referred roofing contractor in Louisiana and Florida.