Hiring an honest and reliable roofing contractor is very often not an easy task. Let’s be honest the roofing industry often comes in for a lot of criticism. As a result we compiled a list of helpful tips to assist you in ensuring that we are the right roofing contractor for you.
1. Insurance Is An Absolute Must.
Every legitimate roofing contractor should have public liability insurance without exception. You as the homeowner should always ask to see the certificate to ensure that you are fully protected should something unfortunately go wrong during the work.
This keeps all bids on a level playing field, knowing that part of the cost of the roof and the service being provided to you is protected with the security of coverage.
2. Choose A Local Birmingham Roofing Contractor
Make sure that the company that you choose is local to you and as a consequence has a very good reputation in your local community. Very often large national companies falsely claim to be a “local company” yet they will have an main office in another part of the country.
Very often homeowners who have a problem with their roof, complain that the comany who carried out the work has vanished and that the warranty they received after completion was totally worthless. It is very easy to provide a piece of paper, but the warranty is only as good as the longevity and reputation of the roofing contractor.
3. Price Isn’t Everything – You Get What You Pay For.
You should never choose a company based solely on price. If a company offers to do the job way below the going rate – then ask yourself “how can they do it so cheaply” It is a known fact that many cowboys pay no tax,insurance and the gurantee is totally worthless. So, if something goes wrong you are on your own. Often,those roofing contractors that do work on the side or are just working out of an old white van can always do the work cheaper. But in the long run, you get what you pay for. Homeowners that employ a roofer based solely on price as their sole criteria ultimately end up spending more money to have any problems corrected whereby all problems would have been covered under a workmanship guarantee by a reputable and established local roofing company Birmingham area.
4. Avoid Cold Callers.
Be advised to steer well clear of the opportunists “We are in the neighbourhood” roofers, particularly after some bad weather. Yeh right ……….these individuals are simply canvassing the local area in the hope of using scare tactics to sell their service. Always pick a local roofer from Birmingham who ticks all the right boxes as outlined in this article.