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5 Questions to Ask When Comparing Tucson Roofing Contractors

Dec 21, 2020

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In Tucson, there are many roofing contractors to choose from when you’re in need of a roof repair or replacement. But when your roof is damaged, you need to be confident that you’re hiring a reliable roofer who will deliver quality craftsmanship while staying on schedule and on budget. At Dolan Restoration, we believe that narrowing down your list of Tucson roofing contractors all comes down to asking the right questions. From asking about experience and references to checking in on their qualifications, here are five of the most important questions to ask when comparing Tucson roofing contractors.

Are you fully licensed and insured?

It’s extremely unfortunate, but many property owners have had negative experiences with roofing professionals which reflects poorly on the roofing industry as a whole. Some unscrupulous roofing contractors in Tucson will attempt to cut corners by forgoing proper licensing and insurance. They’ll offer cut-price (and, in all likelihood, cut-quality) roofing services, and you’ll be held liable if anything goes wrong and your roofer is uninsured. This question should be an easy “yes” from every roofer you talk to. If any roofer can’t provide proof of proper licensing and insurance, turn and run the other way!

How long have you been in business?

Experience goes a long way! When you hire a contractor with a long track record in roofing and home exteriors, you get a whole host of benefits. For one thing, you’ll be able to get a better sense of who you’re hiring because well-established companies tend to have more reviews for you to comb through. An established roofer is also more likely to have experience working with roofs similar to yours. Finally, in case there are any surprises, seasoned roofers will be better able to handle any unexpected challenges that arise during your roofing project.

Do you offer a guarantee or warranty?

Many roofing contractors in Tucson will stand behind their work with a guarantee or warranty. Typically, this comes in two forms: a workmanship guarantee, which covers the roofing work they complete, and warranties covering the materials used for your roofing project. Warranties and guarantees can vary greatly in terms of what they cover and for how long, so be sure to ask for the details. Also, this is another reason why it’s good to hire a company that’s been in business for more than a year or two. If they’ve shown they know how to stay in business, you can trust that they’ll be around to make good on their guarantees down the line!

Do you have any awards, accolades, or manufacturer relationships?

As roofers spend more time doing good work in the industry, they’ll start to collect awards and other honors. Typically, you can find this information on the roofer’s website. These accolades can include awards they’ve won, memberships in different roofing organizations, or high marks from places like the Better Business Bureau. They may also achieve partnerships with different roofing manufacturers, such as Owens Corning, letting them offer exclusive warranties and pricing options.

Do you provide free estimates?

While not all do, many Tucson roofing contractors will offer free estimates for your roofing project before you get started or choose a roofer. This generally benefits everyone, and as a property owner, it means you can get an idea of how much your roofing project will cost without any upfront investment. Of course, this also gives you a chance to shop around! Be sure to ask questions about each contractor’s quote before you make your final decision. Some quotes will be more detailed than others, and it’s essential to determined what each company is or isn’t including.

Dolan Roofing and Restoration: Leading Tucson Roofing Contractors

While we know we aren’t the only contractor for roofing in Tucson, at Dolan Restoration we strive each and every day to be the best in the business! Our professional team of roofers has many years of combined roofing experience, both residential and commercial. We’re also Owens Corning Preferred Contractors, and we hold a 4.9-star rating on Google. Whether you need your roof repaired or replaced, or if you’re looking to build a whole new roof, Dolan Restoration is here to help! Contact us today.

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