How To Get It Right The First Time
Choosing a roofer can be difficult and we wanted to extend on what we already covered and outline what you should consider when looking to identify a local and reputable roofing contractor, what are the things you need to consider as a basis to choose the best local company for the job:
This can be a difficult question to answer without being bias and one can alway debate as to which company is best to serve you needs but the following are some things to consider: Experience, Qualifications and Certifications, Company Reputation, Reliability & Credibility, Work Guarantee, Previous Clients, Number of Reviews, and Contact Detail Consistency.
overall and the roofers experience in dealing with your specific job for example, if your roof is a flat roof, asking the question, are you a flat roof specialist? If you are looking for specific work to be done, are they specialists in it or very familiar with the work you need done? Roofers often take on any work if they are quiet and may not be the best for your project.
Qualifications & Certifications:
Is the roofer being hired a qualified roofer and listed in any trade organisations that would verify their abilities, often reputable builders will be a member of the National Craftsman Guild.
Reliability and credibility of individuals or business, some people are more reliable than others but look for signs of reliance and consistency when asking questions and the answers and evidence given. Clear communication and consistency of timing when they show up for quote and if what they say is reliable and verifiable.
Insurance and work guarantees offered for project, is there any question as them standing over the job and coming back if there are any problems. If there is unanticipated problems like leaks with the work at a later date, will the company stand by the work quality for a period of time that makes it reasonable to assume the job has been done correctly.
If you can speak to previous clients who got work done by the contractor. If any of your neighbours or locals in your area has ever had work done before, that you can get their opinion on as to reliability and credibility of contractors.
Number of reviews the company has online and quality of reviews, good companies are enthusiastic to get consistent good reviews for the work they do and usually follow up on this as part of their work. While reviews can be fake, look for specific details in reviews such as contractors name and work location to identify credible reviews, fake reviews will always be vague and non specific.