When your home needs work done, it’s likely that you will want the work to be completed to a high standard. Your roof, in particular, should always have work carried out to a very high standard. Your roof is what keeps you dry and warm, and protects you and your family from all of the bad weather. Your roof should be one of your top priorities.
How do you know whether the roofing company you are thinking about hiring provides top quality work? There are so many different roofing companies to choose from. No matter which one you choose you might feel a bit unsure whether you have made the right choice.
Not to worry, I have compiled a short list of tips to help you choose a reputable roofing specialist. It doesn’t matter which part of the country you live, you can still follow these tips.
Ask around for roofer referrals.
When looking for a roofer for your home, the first golden rule is to ask friends and family. Ask if they can recommend anyone they may have used over the past year or two. You can ask them if they were happy with their quality of work, and where their prices reasonable.
If you are recommended a roofer by your friends or family, your mind will be put at ease. If nobody you know can recommend a roofer, you can always use a trustworthy website such as this one.
Choose a local roofer.
You should always strive to pick a local roofing company in your local area. There are a few reasons for this. The first being it makes it a lot easier for the roofing company to come out and assess your roof.
A local roofing company may also have knowledge of local building regulations. This kind of knowledge may only be gained through working in the area. A lot of local roofers work with local property planners and councils etc.
Always check they have roofing insurance.
If there is only one thing, you check when hiring a local roofing company; its make sure they have the correct insurance in place. Having insurance not only covers the work they carry out on your home but it also includes your home too. The roofing company should also have the correct insurance in place for their employees. If one of their employees was to fall off your roof and hurt themselves, it could turn into a legal dispute.
Price is important, but it shouldn’t be everything
In most cases having any work done on your roof isn’t going to be cheap. The best way to look at it is – whatever you pay is an investment in the future of your roof. It’s part of British culture to haggle and get the best price you can. Don’t sacrifice quality and value for the price because it’s not worth the future sacrifice.
Joe Bloggs up the road might have a ladder and will charge you a fraction of what a professional local roofing company will charge you. Will Joe Bloggs come back if his shoddy work doesn’t hold up and rain is pouring into your roof?
You would be surprised at how many times professional roofers have to go and rectify the work of cowboy roofers.
When having any work done at your house always take your time. Unless it’s an emergency, there’s no need to rush to make such an important decision. You have plenty of time to get different quotes from different companies.
Compare the quotes and ask as many questions as you need. Only when you have done all that should you settle on who you would like to carry out the work on your home.
It doesn’t have to be difficult to find a top quality roofing specialist in your area. If you follow the tips provided in this article you should have no trouble finding a local roofing company who is reliable, trustworthy and can complete the work to a high standard and within your budget.
As I mentioned earlier, if you don't know anybody who can recommend a good, local roofer to you, I recommend you visit this website.
Jim Ardale – Roof Advisor