The Best Questions to Ask Before Getting Roof Estimates

When it comes to roof replacement, most of us have no idea how that job, 20 feet above our heads, is going. It always feels a little scary hiring a roofing contractor if we can’t see the results up close. So we’ve listed the best questions you can first ask roofing contractors over the phone.


Always spend some time looking at online reviews for roofing companies (don’t neglect the results on pages 2 and 3 of your internet search, those companies shouldn’t be ignored) and ask keenly-eyed friends and family for referrals.

There are a few questions that you can ask before getting roofing estimates that will help narrow down the choices between roofing companies.

With scams prevalent in all industries, it’s good to never quickly settle for the best price and ask some crucial questions upfront. 

Thank them for their answers, and decide which roofing contractors you’ll move forward with.


You can use the second set of questions before asking your chosen contractors for an estimate or a quote.


The best questions to ask roofing companies over the phone.

Can you email a copy of your license, insurance, and workman compensation certificate?


How long has the current owner been in charge of the business?


Are they product-certified through any roofing shingle companies? Can you see the certifications?


Who will be on hand during the installation?


Can I visit a current job similar to my type of roof replacement?


Good communication is essential for a reputable business.

Are they happy to over-explain and assure you of their safe and professional process? Do they offer suggestions and ideas?



Here are a few questions that will provide you with a sense of the roofing company’s process:


An excellent reputation has the most value for any company. Call Forest City Roofing for a fair and thorough quote.


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