With so many roofing contractors to choose from, it can be difficult to find the best company in your area, so here’s a checklist of what you’ll need to look for when finding a suitable roofing contractor.
Local Reputation – Begin by asking friends, family and work colleagues if they know a roofing contractor or builder company that they can recommend. Good local firms will be renowned for their quality of work and people are often keen to suggest a contractor when they have had a good experience. Getting some suggestions from the people that you know will help you to draw up a shortlist of potential contractors and help to narrow down your search.
Online Reviews – Reading online reviews about local building companies can be a real eye opener and most consumers tend to be pretty honest when they are writing about their experiences. Narrow down your search to the companies that have largely positive reviews and draw up a list of potential contractors.
Quick Quotes – Find a company that offers quick quotes as this shows that the company is serious about doing business; some contractors take too long to submit quotes, which can result in costly delays. You’ll need a company that has customer service at the heart of its business and that doesn’t keep its valued customers or would-be customers waiting for quotes. If you find a business that offers quotes within 24 hours of visited your premises or home, then you know you have found a company that is genuine about doing business.
Easy to contact – If you are planning a big project like a replacement roof, you’ll want to make sure that your contractor is easy to get hold off. Everyone has heard stories about companies that begin work, then either never come back to finish it or vanish for days before returning to work on the project. Before you commit to a company, you’ll want to ensure that they are easy to contact via e mail or phone or that they offer call-back requests so you can get in touch with them quickly if you need to.
Hidden Charges – Consumers can often get caught out with hidden charges, which will add unexpected expense to a project that might not have allowed for. The best businesses know the importance of treating their customers fairly and they don’t add unfair hidden charges into the bill.
Competitive Prices – Don’t commit yourself to a contractor until you have checked that their prices are competitive when compared with other contractors in your local area.