What questions should I ask a roofing contractor? How long have they been in business? Where is their office located? Are their staff trained educated?
Do they have a roofing business licence to work in your Mississauga surrounding communities ?
Will they give you references?
Do they have a satisfactory record with the Better Business Bureau in your area ?
Are they willing to put all agreements, promises and understandings in writing, including a detailed description of the exact type of roofing system they propose to install, the payment terms, if any pre-payment is required, if any original materials or components such as flashing will be re-used?
Will they give you a sample of the written warranty for labour and materials that they intend to supply, and include the procedure for making a claim in the future.
Is the roofing warranty pro-rated with a declining value?
I obtained estimates from two different roofing companies – one said I only need to repair my roof and the other said I need to replace the roof. What should I do?
This would be a good time to get an inspection done so that you can make an informed decision.
The cost of an inspection may save you thousands of dollars down the road.
I obtained several estimates and the cost varies quite a bit from one estimate to the other. What should I do?
Make sure that you provided each roofing company doing an estimate with the same specifications.
A low price can signal shortcomings in the reliability of the roofing company and experience of the estimator and actual crew.
What does it cost to have my roof inspected?
It is best to contact an inspection company and ask for a quote.
My roof is leaking. Does this mean I need a new roof ?
Not necessarily. You may only need repair work. The best way to determine the problem is to call in a professional roofing company for an assessment.
When is the best time, or season, to replace a roof ?