What to ask a roofing contractor

There are many important questions to ask before selecting a roofing contractor. Sliding Hill Roofing is a licensed and certified roofing contractor based in Richmond, Virginia.

  1. Does your contractor have credit with material suppliers?

    Contractors that do not have credit with material suppliers tend to move around between storms, instead of focusing on business in a specific area. These contractors are less likely to offer you a workmanship warranty on your roof, and if they do, they may not be around a couple of years in the future if a warranty problem does arrive.

  2. Does your contractor ask for money upfront to purchase materials?

    You should NEVER pay money up front to a contractor before any work has been performed. You are not protected in any way from the contractor taking your money and moving on to the next town

  3. Is your roofing contractor licensed with the State Association?

    The State Association for Virginia is the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Sliding Hill Roofing is a good standing member of DPOR and is licensed for both residential and commercial roofing. Our License number is # 2705171790

  4. Does your contractor give you a choice of shingle brand?

    A contractor should inform you of the various brands available in your area and give their recommendations for your home and show competency installing those brands. Ask for certifications and references and be sure to verify all information your contractor provides.

  5. Does your contractor have general liability and workers compensation insurance?

    Always make sure that your contractor has current general liability and workers compensation insurance in case of an accident occurring at your home. You can request a copy of the insurance certificate to make sure it is in good standing.

  6. Does your contractor have a roofing crew leader and superintendent to oversee your roofing installation?

    Sliding Hill Roofing has a crew leader on the job at all times to inspect the work as it is being performed. The owners of the company personally visit each job as it is being performed to thoroughly check the job before final close out.

  7. What certifications to you hold from manufacturers?

    In the roofing industry, you’re going to want to see certifications from GAF, CertainTeed, Owens Corning, Tamko, Gaco Western, DuroLast, Select ShingleMaster, and other popular roofing manufacturers.