Roof replacement is one of the most important jobs that homeowners can undertake. Unfortunately for most homeowners, this job requires finding a roofing contractor worthy of doing that work. This can be difficult to do as finding the perfect contractor is a delicate balance of staying within budgetary restrictions and high quality standards.
The first thing to do is choose the right time to reroof/ repair your roof. If you choose a time that is too early or too late, you can be loosing out on money that could’ve been saved. Maintain your roof regularly and use that time to check your roof. The more familiar you are with your roof’s state, the more likely you are to known when it needs a replacement/ repair.
The next thing to do is get quotes. Many roofing companies offer free quotes and roof inspections in an attempt to get you to choose them to provide their services. When it comes to any sort of contractor job, however, be sure to always get at least a minimum of three quotes. Doing your research in this way will not only help you to find the best price, but understand the work ethic of different contractors. By getting more than one quote, you’ll be able to understand how different contractors operate and communicate and can choose whatever is best for you.
As you gather quotes, be sure that the companies you choose have the proper accreditation to do the work. This means the contractor must have workman’s comp, liability insurance, WSIB and Fall Arrest. This is important to do because if any damages or injuries occur to the contractor team while on your site, you may be held liable for them if they do not have the accreditation.
When it comes down to choosing a roofing contractor to work with, the truth is that it all comes down to 2 factors: money and your gut feeling. Keep these two elements in balance so that you get a decently priced job done by a qualified and experienced professional.