Frequently Asked Questions



Hey there! Can-Am Roofing & Solar is here to answer all your roofing questions!

Here is a list of questions to ask your roofer or questions to ask before hiring a roofing contractor. We want to make sure you have all the information in your hands, so you can make the best decision about who is best to work with!


This concludes the ultimate FAQ for roofing contractors.

Let us know if you have any more questions to ask before hiring a roofer!

If you’d like to schedule a meeting with our staff and team, we can send a roofing professional to your home and schedule a 100% free roofing estimate for any roofing project you have.

Questions to ask a roofer before hiring

Most states require roofing contractors to be licensed in that state, so they can perform their duties, but sometimes that will change between states. It’s always good practice to check with your roofing company and ensure that they are well certified with local regulations.

You don’t want to be held liable for an employee’s injury, should one happen on your property. Ask the company if they have a workman’s comp insurance so that you aren’t held responsible for medical expenses. Protect yourself and ensure your roofing specialist is up to date on certifications. Can-Am Roofing & Solar does have a workman’s comp insurance, so all of our works are insured, and you are protected from any damages or expenses.

Workman’s compensation insurances cover the employees while they’re on your property, but it doesn’t cover damages to your property. Ask to see an insurance certificate to verify that the roofer has general liability insurance so that your home is protected from any potential damages that could be caused by someone else.

It’s best to find a skilled, knowledgeable professional in the roofing industry. Ask your roofer how many jobs they’ve worked on and what kind of projects they’ve done. If they’ve done your project before, then it’s a safe bet they can execute your roofing project without a problem. Can-Am Roofing & Solar has done 2947 different housing projects.

Financing a roof or roof repair or roof installation is becoming more and more common. But not all roofing contractors will help finance. Can-Am Roofing & Solar will help you settle your insurance claims and ensure everything goes off without a hitch to get your roofing project finished ASAP.

Having the option to pay in installments is how many homeowners get the roof they need when a roof replacement can’t be put off any longer. We make it easy to explore your financing options, so you can choose the one that’s right for you! Learn more here:

Most people don’t love dealing with their insurance companies. Often, the claims process is confusing and time-consuming, leaving homeowners frustrated. When you call us before your insurance company, you can avoid the entire claims’ fiasco. We’ll contact your insurance company with an estimate and negotiate the settlement. You don’t have to be involved at all if you don’t want to be!

Don’t let a minor problem turn into a major one! We’ve seen it too many times. A leaking roof cannot be ignored, as it often causes serious damage to other components of your home, not to mention the possibility of mold.

Rest assured, a new roof installation is not as long-term a process as you may think. In most cases, most of our roofing jobs take about 2-3 business days to complete. There are a couple of different variables that may lengthen the process.

The life expectancy of your roof depends on three main factors: The type of roofing material you choose, the effects the environment has on your roof, and the maintenance your roof receives.

Assuming your roof receives annual inspections and does not face any extreme hail or storm damage, here’s what the life expectancy of your Florida roof will look like

  • Asphalt shingles: 15 to 20 years
  • Metal slates: 15 to 40 years
  • Clay tiles: 20+ years

Questions to ask a roofing contractor

Most businesses have a customer satisfaction rating and your roofing contractor shouldn’t be any different. Can-Am Roofing & Solar has a 100% customer satisfaction rating.

When getting serviced by a contractor, it’s always good to make sure they have a guarantee in place – in case something goes wrong, you don’t want to be the one at fault. Can-Am Roofing & Solar offers a 100% service guarantee on all our projects.

This is something many roofing contractors will simply “let slip under the rug” and not do unless you bring it up. Doing this will help guide runoff water into the gutters instead of behind them, protecting wood and your roof from water damage.

It’s important to find a local contractor that’s familiar with your area. Weather can be predictable if they live there, and they can do service faster if they are close to your location.

All contractors should offer at least a 25-year warranty on new roofs.