Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How much will a new roof cost?

A: This depends on many factors such as size, shape, material choice and location.  Our staff will gladly assist you in targeting the best product for the best price to meet your needs.  Contact us today.

Q: Are estimates really free? 

A: Generally speaking, Hutchins Roofing Co. does not charge for an estimate. There are times where we will ask for a fee to be paid, especially in the instance of insurance claims or when you are looking for an inspection of your roof that requires our Estimator/Inspector to visit the property and the likelihood of a job resulting is low.  In this case if you decide to use us to do the roof for you the fee will be deducted from the cost of your roof.

Q: Will I have to be home?

A: It is not necessary to be home for the initial estimate.  While meeting in person is preffered, we understand busy schedules and appreciate trust between parties.

Q: Is it important that my roofing contractor being fully insured?

A: It is imperative that anyone working on your property, be it a roofing contractor or a general contractor be fully insured to protect you, the home owner from liability.  Plain and simple, contractors not carrying insurance and workers compensation are making you the responsible party.  Protect yourself no matter who is working on your property, assure they are insured and ask for a certificate of insurance to prove it.  Any reputable contractor will be able to provide this document to you.

Q: What is a Certificate of Insurance? 

A: A Certificate of Insurance is a document issued by the companies insurance agent - company, that first proves the company carries insurance, the types of insurance that it carries and the limits of coverage for the types of insurance that it has, such as General Liability and Workers Compensation.

Q; How can I stop snow from sliding off my metal roof?

A: A metal roof is a wonderful choice here in the North East.  They shed snow easily, but sometimes this can be a nuisance and might even cause hazardous situations. If you find that snow is falling on the porch you just shoveled or landing where you normally park your vehicle, snow guards are an excellent means to protect you and your property from falling snow and ice.