Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing A Roofing Professional
If your existing roof has weakened over time and is now curling, cracking and possibly leaking, you will need to enlist the services of a roofing professional to repair and more likely replace your roof. Similarly, if you are getting your house constructed you will want a roof that will stand the test of time. It’s essential to hire a roofing contractor who will give you roofing solutions that will last you a lifetime.
However, with so many roofing companies offering a diverse range of services at different rates, it can be daunting to select one and be certain of a favorable outcome. Moreover, committing errors when narrowing down your options and choosing the wrong roofing professional will give you a subpar experience and can even cost you thousands of dollars more. To help you steer clear of such mistakes, New Steel Roofers Inc. has compiled a list of the most common mistakes that people make when choosing a roofing professional and how to avoid them.
1. Not researching the roofing company’s reputation
It is important to do your research to gauge the company’s reputation. Go through reviews that you find online, especially on Google Reviews and Homestars. Don’t forget to check the company’s business rating on BBB. Talk to their previous clients as past customers are the best barometer to assess the quality of their work. Check whether you can find their address online. A well-established roofing company will have a location they operate out of.
2. Hiring an unlicensed or uninsured roofer
Make sure you ask if the roofing company is insured. A company that has strong insurance policies covering them will be able to cover the costs in case any accidents or damages take place while they’re working. If they aren’t insured, you could be on the hook should something go wrong. It’s also essential to select a company that holds a valid license in the area they work in.
3. Failing to secure a written estimate
Ensure that you receive a written quote. Under the table cash deals may save you a bit in the short term but aren’t worth the headache they cause when something goes wrong. A written quote ensures that you and the roofing company have an agreed-upon price. Also, be sure to get in writing what happens should the work scope change.
4. Not getting a warranty on work performed
Your warranty protects you should something go wrong with the roofing. You want to be sure you understand what the manufacturer warranty covers and what the workmanship warranty covers. While the manufacturer warranty covers defective materials, workmanship warranty covers installation errors, and sometimes even repairs. Make sure you receive a copy of both.
5. Making a price-based decision
Although going with the most economical option might seem attractive, the lowest price isn’t always the best. You will need to pay more for a better product, experienced crew, and standard workmanship. Don’t compromise on the quality because of price.
To avoid these and other roofing mistakes, reach out to New Steel Roofers Inc. For over two decades, we have provided our customers with strong and durable metal roofing solutions that have endured extreme weather conditions. We supply and install energy-efficient, lasting roofs, and offer both stone-coated and painted metal roofing options. Besides, we also offer clients our inspection and repair services. Our services are available to clients across Toronto, Hamilton, Brampton, Kitchener, Burlington, Niagara Falls, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, Brantford, Caledonia, Scarborough, Waterloo, Guelph, and Ottawa.