Finding a reliable roofing company isn’t always easy, simply because there are so many choices available. With roofing companies advertising online, in the yellow pages and on TV, how can you make an informed decision and choose the right one?
One way to make sure that you hire the best roofing company in Harrogate is to do your research and find about as much information as you can. Below, we’ve put together a guide to make sure you find the best roofing company for your needs.
Ask about the company history
A roofing company with a long and stable history is much more likely to be reliable than a company that has only just been founded. It’s obvious that working with a company that has ten years’ experience will be less risky than one with only a years’.
Once you’ve found a roofing company that you think you’d like to work with, then ask them about their history – when they started, how they began, how they’ve managed to sustain their business for so long, and how they’ve grown. The more you know about the company you want to work with, the easier you’ll feel contracting them for your roofing work.
Ask about their roofers
As well as asking about their history, you should also ask your roofing company about their roofers. If you want to be sure that you’re working with a company that hires only the very best roofers, then ask about their hiring and training process, and ask to see their certifications and licenses for added reassurance and peace of mind.
Ask about the materials they’ll be using
When it comes to roofing, there are a whole host of materials to choose from, and it’s only natural that some of these naturals are better than others. Ask the roofing company what materials or brands they’ll be using to install or replace your roof; you’ll very quickly be able to pick up whether or not they’re using cheap materials to increase their profits, or whether they’re using high-quality materials to provide you with the best possible roof.
Even if you’re on a tight budget, you should avoid working with companies that only use cheap roofing materials, because the quality of your roof will be compromised. Remember that a new roof is a long-term investment and that cheap materials can end up costing more when you factor in the costs of maintenance and repair.
Ask about warranties and insurance cover
Another important factor to take into consideration is insurance coverage and warranties. It is important that you know that the roofing company is fully covered so that you would not be held accountable for paying for any incidents outside of your control.
Any reputable company will be happy to show you their insurance documents and give you an overview of their warranties – whether it’s an overall roofing warranty or separate based on the materials and services they are providing.
Ask about a project timeframe
Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home, and if you’re looking for an entire roof replacement, then you’ll have to vacate the property during the project. Because of this, it’s important to know exactly how long the roofing project would take, and whether the company will offer any compensation or discount if the project goes over its deadline.
However, just as we recommended for the materials used in your project, do not let the speed of your project compromise quality and safety. Make sure that the roofing company that you are considering can finish the project promptly without compromising on the quality or safety of the roof.
Ask about their rates
Price is often the biggest deciding factor when it comes to looking for a new roof, but we believe that the points raised above should be asked first. Once you’re satisfied that you have found a reliable and reputable roofing company that can take on your project, ask for an estimation of the costs of installing your roof.
Remember that the cheapest option, in most cases, won’t be the best option, so find the middle ground between cost and quality when installing a new roof in Harrogate.