One of a homeowners biggest nightmares can be finding contractors to work on their home that can be affordable and reliable. If you look for local roofing companies you are likely to get a number of results – and all from companies who promise to be the best fit for your needs! Whilst this choice is great, it can make finding the right company a little complicated.
So, what should you be looking at when deciding if a roofing company is the right one for you?
References & Portfolio
Whilst almost anyone can make you promises when it comes to carrying out work on your home, that doesn’t mean that they are telling the truth. Rather than just taking a company’s word for it, you should ask to see evidence and details of previous work. Most companies will have a portfolio at hand to show you, if they don’t then ask them about previous projects they have worked on and whether they have any photos of the work that was carried out.
When someone gives you a quote for work, that what you want – nothing more! You’ll find roofing contractors that claim they cannot complete the work you want and that actually a much bigger (and more expensive) job needs to be carried out instead! Be very wary of this. If this is the case then you should get a second opinion and just double check that the information you have been given is correct.
Registered Trade Members
It stands to reason that if you are parting with your hard earned money then you want high quality work carried out. There are a number of roofing regulations that must be followed with work like this, so you’ll want a company that you can feel confident will do that correctly for you. Always ask if they are registered a trade association before you agree for them to carry out any work for you. Good ones include NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors or the CRC (Confederation of Roofing Contractors)
Prices & Work Guarantees
When you contact them, the first thing you need to check is whether they offer you a free estimate and quote. It is a good idea to also ask them about pricing guarantees and whether the price they quote you could ever change. Make sure you also ask them about the time scale they quote you, what they are going to do to make sure they meet this time scale and what will happen if (in a worst case scenario) they don’t.