Tips for Hiring a Reputable Roofer A solid, waterproof roof is a basic yet expensive part of our home – all the more reason to work with a trusted roofer to have and keep one over our heads. Here are tips on finding and hiring a good roofer in your area: Seeking Referrals The recommendation […]
Tips for Hiring a Reputable Roofer A solid, waterproof roof is a basic yet expensive part of our home – all the more reason to work with a trusted roofer to have and keep one over our heads. Here are tips on finding and hiring a good roofer in your area: Seeking Referrals The recommendation of a neighbor is a good way to find a good roofer, as it’s likely that they are also using the same or a similar roofing. Internet reviews for local roofers must also be considered, specifically those who have had the same roofing project you prefer.
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You can also check with your national association of roofing contractors. Member contractors are subjected to strict vetting procedures before being accepted and are also checked every certain number of years. They have to hold the right public, employers’ and third party insurance, follow health and safety legislation and work in accordance with the organization’s code of practice and national or national standards. Getting Quotes
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You have to contact at least three roofers instead of just one. A roofing company may provide a quote for a simple job, such as cleaning gutters and replacing broken or missing tiles and cleaning gutters, but will often want to come and check your property personally. Roofing is a business in which you may be given with estimates rather than quotes. This is because the contractor may be unable to assess the condition of the roof’s sub-structure until the outer covering (slates or tiles) have been taken out. In any case, get estimates or quotes in writing and be sure that they include the cost of materials and labor. Be cautious of roofing contractors that offer you cash or VAT-free deals. Also, don’t automatically select the roofer who gives the cheapest estimate. Go back to online reviews or customer references, considering the quality of the survey, the recommendations you are given and the sense of confidence you get while knowing more about the company. It is wise to speak to the contractor for anything on the quote which you don’t totally understand, or maybe to ask why a certain contractor recommends something that the others haven’t, or why one contractor charges lower than the rest. Hiring a Roofing Contractor Before any work begins, you should seek evidence of appropriate insurance. If your project involves a new roof, or a major restoration of your current roof, you have to ask for a guarantee. Roofers also have to supply a written contract of works for larger projects. This should cover all details, like unforeseen extra charges, penalties for work finished beyond deadline, workdays and work hours, materials, supply and guarantees, garbage disposal and costs (if any) and what happens if you find work unsatisfactory. Paying the Roofer You have to agree on a schedule for payments before work begins. It’s usual to be asked for an upfront installment, especially for a major project. The final installment must only be paid after you decide that you are satisfied with the results, and all the necessary documents are in order.