Consumer Tips

Need to Hire a Qualified Roofer? These Six Tips will make your selection Easier.

Selecting the right roofer to visit your home can be a challenging and confusing task, this is where can help you. Take a look below at a list of helpful tips to assist you in your choosing the right roofing contractor, it will also ensure that you receive the best service and value for money.

Make sure your Roofer is Insured.

Always make sure that the roofer you call has employer and public liability insurance, ask to see the cert before you let him/her up on your roof, even if they are only going up on the roof to give you a quote. Make sure that the cert is valid and has the correct dates, this will provide you with security and protection against injury or third party liability.

Local – Are your Roofing Contractors Local & are they Trusted?

Please make sure that you choose a roofer who is local to you and provide references of other roofs that they have repaired and installed around your neighbourhood.

Do they have National Guild of Master Craftsmen Member number?

Some roofers have the badge on their websites, but there is no link going to their membership page on website, so take the time to check out the truth, if they do then you can be sure that your in good hands.

Pricing is not everything

Don’t just go with a Roofer because they are cheaper, your roof is a major part of your home and the work carried out on repairing it should always be of a high standard to ensure that you comply with your home insurance guide lines, if a repair price seems to good to be true then it normally is.

Knock Knock, Who is there? Storm Chasers…

Never tolerate roofers who knock on your door and say that they have just carried out work on your neighbours house and they have noticed a few roof slates on your roof that are damaged, these are normally opportunist roofers who are working on your fears of getting a leak rather than acting on a leak to your roof. If in doubt – throw them out.

Ask About Time, Ask About Price

Make sure that you get a quote that is agreed by both parties, also make sure that you get details of how long the job will take, many roofers will have a payment plan of deposit – cost of goods – final payment, so make sure that you are happy with everything before you go ahead with the project, also make sure that you are 100% happy with your roof repair work before you make your final payment.

Communication is KING

Ensure that there is good communication between your roofing contractor, only choose a roofing contractor that you trust and who answers all of your questions in a timely and polite fashion, make sure that roofer provides you with all the relevant paperwork and receipts to cover your project.