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Five Questions to Ask Your Potential Roofing Contractor

Hiring a roofing contractor can be stressful and overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with their industry. With so many roofing contractors, how do you know what contractor will meet your needs? Knowing the right questions to ask can make all the difference. Here are some questions to help you choose the right roofing contractor for your home.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Roofing Contractor:

1. How long have you been in business?

Asking potential contractors how long they have been in business will indicate their level of expertise and reliability. Well-established roofing contractors with several years of experience will likely have portfolios of past completed projects. Reviewing past work and contacting references can help you assess the quality of their craftsmanship, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction.

2. Where is the company based?

There are many benefits to working with a local roofing company. So, before you hire, be sure to ask if the contractor is local. It is never a good idea to hire a stormchaser. Storm chasers refer to contractors that will travel to areas that have been impacted by severe weather, so they can easily close deals and pressure you to make decisions on the spot. They may not be around if you need them in a year or two.

3. Are you licensed and insured?

The state of Illinois requires all contractors to be licensed and insured. It is essential that you hire a reputable contractor with insurance because if someone gets hurt, the homeowner may be liable if the roofer is not properly insured.

4. Will warranty details be provided?

Your contractor should be able to provide information about any warranties they offer, whether it’s from the manufacturer or the company itself.

5. What is your removal process?

Disposing of old materials can be a big concern. Ensure your roofing contractor has a plan of how and where a dumpster will be placed.

At Ken-Z Roofing, we know how important it is to find a reputable, licensed, and insured contractor that takes care of your home. For the past 30 years, we’ve been working with homeowners like you in the Rockford region. We offer a comprehensive sales folder that provides details you may refer to throughout the process, so you understand exactly how Ken-Z will care for your home.


Ken-Z Roofing is family-owned and operated in Rockford and is just a phone call away. With 30+ years in the roofing industry in the Northern Illinois area, whatever your roofing needs, we are your local, professional roofing contractor you can TRUST. Call us today for your FREE 12-Point Roof Inspection: 815-395-8244. Be worry-free with Ken-Z!


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