Discover the essential questions to ask when choosing a roofing contractor.
There is a stark difference in the roofing sector, between the fly-by-night cowboys and established, experienced contractors that can offer you a consistently good product and service. Fortunately, you can easily distinguish between the two by using the checklist provided below.
Do they have the right experience?
While a low price from a roofing business that is just starting up may seem appealing, you also have to remember that it’s very likely they haven’t worked out all their teething trouble yet. Something that means you are at a much greater risk of not getting the product or the service you expect and deserve.
With that in mind, choosing a roofing contractor with a long history in the sector, and plenty of experience in the range of problems that householders can encounter with their roofs is vital.
Do they follow safe working practices?
Working at heights involves a fair amount of risk. That is one of the reasons that many householders choose to use our team here at A1 roofing. That is, they can be safe in the knowledge that we have the equipment and the training ( including OSHA required safety regulations) to make sure the job is done right.
Are they a bonded contractor?
Worst-case scenarios aren’t usually fun to think about, especially when they relate to your family home. However, accidents can happen, and problems occur, even for the most skilled roofing contractor. That is why it is so crucial that you pick a contractor that is bonded. That is one that will cover the costs if a problem does occur.
Do they have good reviews?
There is a lot to be said about using both in real life and online reviews to help you make your choice of roofing company. In fact, by checking the reviews before you decide, you can be sure that you are picking the most reliable, safety consciousness and best value for money option.
Online reviews on independent sites are the best for this because the roofing business cannot change or remove the bad reviews. Such sites also ensure that the positive ones are genuine, too, so you can be sure you are getting an accurate representation of the roofer you choose.
Of course, here at A1 roofing, we couldn’t be prouder of our online review because they reflect the hard work, skill, and diligence that we put into every single job.
Are they BBB rated?
It’s not just online reviews that you need to check to make sure you choose the most skilled and reliable contractor to work on your roof. You can also use the accredited BBB rating scheme.
This scheme has been put in place to ensure trust between businesses and clients. Of course, to be accepted, all companies have to go through a stringent set of checks. Ones that we are happy to report that A1 roofing passed with flying colors.
Are they licensed & insured?
Finally, when it comes to choosing the right roofing company, it’s essential that you pick one that is both licensed and insured. This is because being licensed means that their staff have been trained to the highest possible level and received regular refreshers.
On the other hand, being insured is all about being able to cover the cost of a claim if you need to make one against them. Of course, it would make sense that every business is insured, but that is not always the case. Therefore be sure to ask to see the contractor’s insurance documents before you agree to work with them.