Roof Replacement can be one of the biggest home repair expenses you can take on, so you’ll want to hire a good, well-respected, trustworthy contractor.

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is not educating themselves. By asking questions, you can learn a lot about the roofer and ultimately feel confident in your decision to hire them.

Here are three questions you should consider asking your roofer before you sign the contract and get the work started:

Are you insured?

It’s always a good idea to ask your roofer if they’re insured, but you should consider taking the extra step of verifying it. If any damage to your home occurs or if someone is injured on the job, you want to be sure the contractor’s insurance will cover it.

Do you recommend stripping the roof down to the deck?

Some roofs may have damage that can affect the performance of the new roof unless it’s repaired. For that reason, contractors will usually recommend removing the old shingles, underlay, ice and water protectors, drip edges and flashing. This can allow the contractor to see any repairs the roof deck needs and address them.

How will you protect my yard?

Stripping an old roof off a house can be a messy process. So be sure to ask your contractor how they will avoid damaging your yard. During most roof replacement jobs, workers scrape off old shingles, underlay and other materials, leaving just the roof deck. Sometimes they can deposit old materials and debris directly into a waste receptacle, but it can fall to the ground around your home.

Do you have any questions about your roofing project? Give our team of professional roofers a call today at 780-758-ROOF (7663) and we can answer them for you!