Your roof is the most important part of your building. When you need roofing work done, whether you’re creating a new roof on a brand new structure or renewing one that’s seen better days, these top tips are guaranteed to ensure that your project is a complete success.
1. Engage a contractor/roofer who is both licensed, certified and fully insured.
You want to ensure your work is carried out by experienced roofing contractors with skill and knowledge; not just in advising you, but in doing the job to exceptional standards.
By engaging a certificated, licensed and fully insured roofer you will be certain that all work carried out on your property is done safely and to high standard. You will have peace of mind, free from any worry about legal issues should there be any damage or should anyone be injured while on your property.
2. A full consultation is essential.
Talk to the contractor so that he fully understands your needs and requirements. Look for a company who offers a free estimate.
3. Choose a contractor who has the expertise, knowledge and experience for your specific roof type.
Your roof, when complete should be considerate to its surroundings as well as being efficient and cost effective. Your little rock roofing contractor should be able to offer all round advice on this aspect.
4. Choose The Right Product
Take time with your choice. The material, its color and finish and of course its cost; not only financially, but also environmentally should meet with your expectations. There are a great many products that offer many beneficial features through advance engineering creating energy efficient products.
5. Look for Product and/or Workmanship Warranty.
How long can you realistically expect your new roof to last? Ask about the expected life span of your chosen product. As well as manufacturer’s warranty, ask if they will also provide a workmanship warranty.
6. Expect Great Service
Your roofing company should have the skills, knowledge and experience to carry out your work, but they should really care about their work and show they care about you. Your questions should be answered fully and in such a way that you feel completely at ease as you go forward.
You will want a contractor who is approachable so that in the event of any problem, or if you’re unhappy in any way whatsoever, you can easily approach knowing they will listen. Look for a can-do approach.
7. Ask for recommendations
Ask around, see who people you know have used. In a nutshell, find a company who cares for its customers? Ask to see a portfolio of completed work and testimonials from past customers.
8. Engage a roofing company who also offer maintenance, repair and remedial services including storm damage repair.
Ideally you should look for someone who can deliver a full package of services. Shy away from the hard sell and look for honesty.
If your roof can be economically repaired and good-to-go for a few more years, you deserve to know that.
9. Engage a company who will offer you a solution, not simply a product.
Once you have found a contractor whom you trust you will know that if they spot a problem, they’ll tell you up front, then work alongside you to create the solution.
That’s it. Now you are ready to find that roofer.