After a damaging storm or a hard winter you’re often faced with the challenge of looking to fix or replace your roof and probably one of the biggest obstacles is selecting the right roofing contractor to do the job. Although you have to get back to normal in a timely manner, you shouldn’t choose the first contractor that comes your way. Find someone who is reliable, professional and honest, and if it sounds difficult, here’s a few tips that will help you select the best roofer for your needs.
Ask your neighbours for referrals
There is a lower risk of potential problems when you select a roofing contractor from your community. In this case they may even have a good relationship with local suppliers and be more aware of the local rules and regulations.
Check online reviews for roofers in your area
Many experienced and professional roofing contractors get most of their work through word of mouth recommendations, so do some research, ask around and check any online forums for positive reviews and testimonials. That should give you an idea about their standards and you can even ask to see some recent roofing projects that they carried out.
The standard and quality of service they provide
One of the most important aspects to consider when selecting the right roofer for your needs is to look out for the quality of service. Usually, a professional and trustworthy roofing contractor will carry out a free roof assessment and provide you with a quote. A good roofer will walk you through all the options possible and will not put pressure on yourself to make a decision. If a roofer is doing what he said he will, returns your calls and comes up on schedule that’s generally a good sign to look out for.
Don’t let the cost influence your decision
Naturally you will want to get a good value for your money, especially if you are on a budget, however, a cheap quote shouldn’t be the main decision factor for you. What’s important is the quality of work and materials used for your roofing project, because a cheap job using average quality materials will make you spend more on the long run.
Check for proper insurance and license
The roofing contractor you select, should have insurance for all of his employees and subcontractors and also be able to provide you with a copy for confirmation.
So, there you have it! We hope these tips will help you make up your mind and select the right roofer for your needs. And if you are based in Warrington, Altrincham, Wilmslow, Northwich, Knutsford or the nearby areas and you are in need of a professional and experienced roofing contractor, our team of experts here at Warrington Roofing Ltd, are happy to help! Contact us today for a free roof consultation and quote!