Is your business an Illinois State Licensed Roofing Contractor?
Yes, we are a licensed, bonded, and fully insured exterior contractor.
Do you have Worker’s Compensation and General Liability Insurance? Can you provide a Certificate of Insurance from your insurance provider?
You should only consider doing business with contractors who carry full coverage for both worker’s compensation and liability policies. A copy of insurance will be provided to customer upon request.
Will any roofing system lower my homeowner’s insurance premium?
Some roofing systems may lower your insurance premium. However, there are many variables including the type of roof you currently have, the policy you have and the specifications from your insurance company. You should contact your Insurance Agent for a list of materials that qualify for a premium discount.
How long will my roof installation take?
The average roof replacement should require approximately 2-3 days. Factors that could affect this include the size of your home, the number of existing layers that must be removed, and the accessibility of the roof for loading materials either by loading vehicle or by hand. A roofing consultant should be able to give you an accurate estimate regarding the amount of time required for your installation.
Do you clean up every day?
Roof materials and corresponding debris should be picked up each day. The final clean up process should involve sweeping the grounds of your home with a magnet to remove loose nails.
Will you tear off my entire roof at once?
Yes, for small jobs that can be completed in one day. However, at no point in the project will your home be left “open to the weather” overnight.
How do you protect my home if it rains overnight?
Each evening your home should be properly covered with new roof materials in areas that were removed that day. In the event of surprise weather your contractor should have tarps and large rolls of plastic on hand to cover the areas of your roof that have not yet been replaced.
How will you protect my landscaping?
Protection around the home should be designed based on your home’s specific situation. Plywood, tarps and other protection should be placed to minimize and control the roof debris during removal and installation.
Do I need extra ventilation?
A contractor should be able to measure your home properly to determine and recommend the type and amount of ventilation your home needs.
Do you replace all metals?
Replacing all flashing on a roof replacement is necessary for the roof system to function properly. Be sure your contractor addresses metal flashing replacement in the proposal.
Do my gutters have to be removed?
In most cases the gutters do not need to be removed. With the proper precautions a roof can be replaced without damaging the gutters.
How long is my warranty on workmanship? Materials?
Each contractor should specify warranty terms in the proposal. Most Labor Warranties cover Five Years. Most contractors provide Five Year Material Warranties in addition to the warranties provided by the material manufacturer. Manufacturer’s Warranties range from Twenty Years to Limited Lifetime Warranties. The most important component of the Workmanship Warranty rests in the contractor still being in business should you have a claim.