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Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor

As a professional Galway roofing company, we understand how daunting it can be for a business or homeowner to hire a roofing contractor.

 It would seem that everybody has heard at least one horror story regarding a poorly installed roof. Here at KCL Roofing, we are often called out to properties to repair or reinstall a poorly built roof or redo a badly completed repair job. This experience means we understand how stressful hiring a roofing contractor can be. What makes our business one of the more popular choices around Galway is our professionalism, transparent pricing and the absolute unrivalled quality of our roofs. 

We have decades of experience, and we want to share this experience with you. Therefore in today's blog, we will give you the questions you should ask a roofing contractor and explain why you should ask them.

Question 1: How long have you been in business?

This question may seem obvious, but many homeowners and business owners neglect to make this simple inquiry. A company that's been around for a long time is usually a good indication of the competency and professionalism of that roofing company. 

During that initial consultation, the first thing you should do is ask how long the company has been around. After the call, we also recommend researching to confirm what the building contracting company has told you. What you are looking for is a company that's been around for a long time. KCL Roofing, for example, has been in business for over three decades. 

Question 2: What type of roof projects do you specialise in?

Along with finding out how long a company has been trading, it's essential to get a sense of its previous projects. Does the company concentrate on pitched roofs, or do they specialise in flat roofs? Do they work on Commercial roofing projects, or do they focus on domestic roofs? It's essential to get this information to give you a better idea of what kind of company you're dealing with and if their experience is appropriate for your project.

Question 3: How long will the project take?

It's essential to understand how long a project will take; this is especially true for commercial buildings. When the roof is being upgraded, the building work may affect the business's ability to trade. Any professional roofing company will be able to give you an exact timeline of the work involved. 

At KCL Roofing, we provide a complete timeline that outlines the duration of a roofing project from the outset. 

Question 4: Is your company fully licensed and feel fully insured?

This is a fundamental question to ask as you want to ensure that you're dealing with a legitimate company. An unlicensed and uninsured company is unlikely to provide the quality of work your roof demands and will, in all likelihood, not follow building regulations.

Always avoid a company that is not fully licensed or insured. 


The above questions should form the basis of your conversation with a roofing contractor. It's important to always do your due diligence before hiring a roofing company. Alternatively, you can save yourself time and effort and instead hire KCL roofing. We are a fully licensed and insured roofing company with 30 years of professional experience in commercial and domestic roofing projects. Our portfolio of satisfied customers is a testament to our professionalism, customer service, and our unrivalled craftsmanship. If you are interested in a roofing contractor quote, please contact our Galway offices today.

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