10 Questions To Ask Your Roofing Contractor

Choosing the Right Roofing Company

When you’re in the market for a roofing contractor it’s important to know what to ask before hiring. Allied Construction and Restoration recommends the following 10 questions to help make your decision-making easier.

10 Questions To Ask Before Choosing Your Roofing Contractor

1. Is the company local with local contact information?

You want to find a reputable company. One that you can depend on if a problem arises.  A well-respected local company will be there in the future if a problem turns up with the work that’s been done.


Allied Construction and Restoration is your trusted name in roofing repair and installation. We are family owned and operated in the SE Michigan area with our office located at 1641 S. Milford Rd in Highland, Michigan 48357. We’ve been providing top-quality construction services to the folks in Michigan since 1980.  And we’ve helped countless homeowners work through the process or deciding on roofing repairs vs. roof replacements without pushy sales techniques.


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Ask for references. We’ll gladly provide you with job site locations to see for yourself.

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2. How long have you been in business?

A new roof is a big investment. You want to find an experienced contractor. One that has the experience to get the job done right.

3. Are you licensed?

Make sure your contractor has a current roofing license for your state, city, and county as licensing requirements vary by area.


Allied Construction and Restoration is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. We’re up to date with all state, city, and county requirements. We’ll happily provide proof of license and insurance when you ask.

4. What kind of insurance do you carry?

You want to make sure your contractor is fully insured and bonded. Ask how much liability coverage they carry. The company’s liability insurance protects you from any damage caused by the roofers.


Make sure your contractor carries Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Worker’s Comp covers the homeowner in case of a contractor injury. Without Worker’s Comp you may be responsible. Not all homeowner’s insurance policies cover these types of accidents.


Is your contractor bonded? This will cover unpaid subcontractors and suppliers in the event of an accident.

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5. What will you do to ensure your worker’s safety while on my property?

All contractors are required to follow OSHA regulations.

6. Do you give a written estimate?

Always get an estimate in writing. And ask for a detailed breakdown of each expense.


Allied Construction and Restoration provides a free, no-obligation detailed written quote. We’ll give you an honest assessment and upfront guaranteed pricing. You don’t have to worry about costly surprises.

7. What is the projected timeframe for the project?

With Allied Construction and Restoration, you can be sure your roofing project is completed on schedule. We take pride in honoring our commitment to you.

8. What kind of warranty do you offer?

Manufacturers cover the materials used and the roofing contractor covers the workmanship.

Here at Allied Construction and Restoration, we use GAF roofing shingles, the best on the market. All GAF product warranties are backed by a lifetime warranty and with a variety of colors to choose from.

As a GAF-certified roofing installer, Allied assures you that you’re getting an uncompromisingly high standard of service in sales, service, and installation.

And 100% customer satisfaction – guaranteed!

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9. Who will be doing the work?

Some roofing contractors subcontract the work. Any reputable company should explain exactly what tasks they outsource.


Our experienced and certified roofing contractors guarantee quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. And your project will have the personal oversight of one of Allied’s owners.

10. How will you protect and clean up my property?

For a stress-free roof replacement, make sure you know what to expect from beginning to end.


Allied Construction and Restoration will take care of all clean-ups. Leaving your property in top shape when the job is completed. We’ll dispose of all roofing refuse materials. We take pride in a job well done!

Bonus Question

If your repair or replacement will be covered by insurance, be sure to ask your contractor how often they work with insurance for a roof repair.  It helps to use a roofing company that will work directly with your insurance company.

Called Allied Construction & Restoration Today

For answers to all your roofing questions, and to schedule a free consultation, call Allied Construction and Restoration at 248-238-8132 today!  And take a look at our post about what you should know about a roof replacement process.


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