Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Federal Hill Roofing Company

Federal Hill Roofing Company

If you need roof repair or roof replacement for your Federal Hill home or business, you want to be sure you hire the right roofing company. By asking the right questions, you can increase your chances of hiring a roofing contractor who will do the job right. You may be able to find the answers to some of these questions on a company website, but go ahead and ask them.

1. What Is Your Legal Business Name and Address?

Most roofing companies today include this information in their websites. If you’re considering a roofing contractor who doesn’t have a web site, ask for this information. You can then research the company by name, and find BBB reports, reviews, prior business names run out of the same address, and more.

Our Trade Name (legal name) is City Builders LLC. Our address is 1617 S Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21230.

2. Are You Licensed and Insured?

The state of Maryland requires every roofing company to be licensed by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) and to carry liability insurance to protect consumers. You also want a company that has workers’ compensation insurance for their employees in the event someone is injured on the job.

If a company gives you their license number, don’t assume they are in good standing with the MHIC. Check them out by using the MHIC Public Query Tool.

For reference, our MHIC # is 136391, and we are fully insured.

3. Do You Have Experience with My Type of Roof?

This is an especially important question to ask a roofing company when you have a flat roof. Not all roofing contractors have experience with flat roofs. Most companies only work on shingle roofs. Ask for references.

We specialize in flat roof repair and replacement. We also have decades of experience working on shingle roofs.

4. Can You Give Me a Detailed Quote?

Run away from any Federal Hill roofing company that gives you a figure for roof replacement without doing a detailed inspection and providing you with a written, detailed quote. The quote should include the cost of materials, labor costs, taxes, and any other costs associated with getting a new roof.

We provide all of our potential clients with a detailed quote, and can include a further breakdown of materials costs and labor costs if necessary.

5.When Can You Start on My Project and How Long Will It Last?

If your roof was damaged in a storm, or is leaking, you may be in a hurry to get roof repairs or an entirely new roof. Some roofing companies can do the work sooner, while others are booked out weeks, if not months in advance. Be sure to ask about an approximate start date, and know that wet weather can cause delays.

Many roof replacement projects can be done in a day or two, depending on the size of your roof and the materials you are using. This is also assuming there are no unforeseen delays.

6. What Warranties Do You Offer?

Any roofing company should be able to tell you what the warranty is on your shingles or the flat roof material options you have. Warranties generally start at 20 years and go up from there, based on the company and the specific roofing material. You can ask for a copy of the manufacturer’s warranty, or look it up online.

You should also ask about a workmanship warranty. Reputable roofing contractors will guarantee a quality installation that meets or exceeds the manufacturer’s guidelines for roofing installation. This warranty tells you the contractor stands behind their work.

City Builders LLC offers a workmanship warranty for new installations. Contact us for more details!

After you have answers to these questions, and quotes from several contractors, you can make an informed decision on who to hire.

Schedule a Roof Replacement Estimate Today

To schedule an estimate for flat roof replacement or shingle roof replacement for your Federal Hill home or commercial building, fill out our contact form or call 410-949-6062. To schedule roof repairs, you’ll get the fastest response if you call.


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