Q. Is there a difference between a roofing company and a roofing contractor?
A. Yes. Though both are qualified to work on your roof, how they do it may vary slightly. A roofing company employs a team of qualified professionals to work on your roof. A roofing contractor may use their own team to work on your roof, or they may hire another company to work on a roofing project. If you use a contractor, simply ask if they plan to do the work themselves or hire it out. If they hire it out, don’t hesitate to ask who will be doing the work and inquire about their qualifications.
Q. When is it time to call a roofing contractor?
A. Knowing when you need a new roof or need a professional to evaluate yours can be difficult. Some people may try to do repair work on their own. Though you should contact a roofing contractor whenever you have a concern with your roof, you should definitely call one if:
Q. Should I pay for a roofing estimate?
A. Sometimes a roofing contractor may charge to come out and look at a job and write up an estimate. Usually, this helps recoup costs associated with time and driving to your home. Others, offer free estimates. Be sure to ask if they charge to come out and look before you bring them out.
Q. Should I pay a roofing contractor upfront for work?
A. No. You should never pay a roofing contractor in full for uncompleted work. Though you may be asked to put down a deposit, you should not be asked to pay for a project in full before it is completed.
Advanced Roofing and Exteriors offers commercial roofing and residential roofing services to Charlotte NC and surrounding areas.